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[on shooting Weekend
(2011)] We decided to shoot on the Canon 5D Mark II stills camera, kitting it out with cinema lenses. We shot handheld but with a rig to keep the camera steady. The reasons for choosing the camera was partly financial but it certainly has a beautiful look if it is used properly. With my cinematographer, Urszula Pontikos
, we devised a very firm set of ideas of how to make the ...
Shot his first feature Greek Pete
(2009) himself on an inexpensive HD camera for a micro budget of about £ 5000. His second feature Weekend
(2011) had a low budget of £ 100000 to £ 120000 and was shot primarily using a Canon 5D Mark II, with outdoor scenes shot on a Sony PMW-EX3, because of its zoom lens. Both films were completed in a fully digital workflow.