As the sun hovers over Dubai’s desert dunes, a Corvette Stingray ZR1 snakes along the baking asphalt. Hot on its heels are cinematographer Brett Danton, his crew and two Canon EOS Cinema cameras. It’s a typical set-up for Brett, in which he makes the most of two very different but equally effective bodies.
Brett has been creating striking stories for some of the world’s most iconic brands for more than 20 years, working alongside the likes of Emirates, Jeep, Telstra, Land Rover and, in this case, Chevrolet. “For this shoot,” he explains, “we used the Canon EOS C700 FF and C200 cinema bodies. Because it’s such a small package, we could fly the C200 on a drone, while the C700 FF was mounted on the end of a Russian arm, swinging around and letting us track the Corvette, keeping it sharp while dropping the background out of focus thanks to its big sensor. It’s something I do a lot,” he adds, “flipping between these two Canon bodies when the look or the situation requires it.”