A little over a month ago the photography blogosphere was a buzz with the news that the final episode of the TV medical drama House was being shot completely on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera in its movie mode.
The episode has now aired in the US (trailer below) and the director of the episode Greg Yaitanes has answered a lot of questions about it via Twitter. I also stumbled across a great audio interview with Greg today on Philip Bloom’s site. It’s an hour long (so grab a cup of your favorite beverage before hitting play) but it’s an interesting listen.
The reason for using the 5D Mk II? The amazing Depth of Field available with the lenses as well as the ability to shoot in very small spaces.
You can hear the full interview here.
The shooting was done with the 5D Mk II and a combination of lenses (shot largely wide open) including:
Here’s the trailer to the episode: