Filming in RAW
"I was shooting RAW all the time, which for me is the biggest benefit of this camera," says Spencer. "It shoots in Cinema RAW Light format, which gives manageably small file sizes, yet the footage has all the strengths and advantages of RAW. In shooting it, it's easier to expose as you have more dynamic range. And with Namibia being so sunny with intense shadows, we wanted to capture as much detail as possible."
Spencer's journey in filmmaking began with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II so he quickly got the feel of the Canon EOS C200, finding the menus intuitive and easy to navigate. Without the luxury of doing extensive tests with the camera before the shoot, Spencer had just one morning to get a feel of the camera and to check the results, but knew it was right for the job.
"I was instantly impressed by the EOS C200," he says. "The picture was super-cinematic, and I loved the way the shadows rolled off. In the desert, there is already a cinematic quality to the scenery and the camera enhanced it. It gave us total confidence in what the camera could do. And after using it every day, I really got to like the camera a lot, and was very impressed by it."