Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Andy Samberg's SNL opening title clips

Sometimes we miss good stuff. Now is one of those times. Here's an old article that we just found. Enjoy!


Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 7D used to capture HD video for SNL title sequence

Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D were used to capture video for a new opening title sequence for NBC's long-running sketch show Saturday Night Live (SNL).

On Location: SNL cast member Andy Samberg (centre, white shirt/dark tie) and others review video captured with a 5D Mark II. Click photo to enlarge (Photo courtesy Canon)

I had a very nice email from Alex Buono, the SNL DP who recently shot the new title sequence on the 7d and 5d as well as loads of other bits and pieces. They normally use film, Cinealta, Varicam or the HVX but they shot on the 7d and 5d for the first time recently. They wanted to shoot the new title sequence with the 5dmkiI and the 7d after seeing my little Dublin’s People short apparently, which is very flattering.

They also have used it for studio sketches like the one above for “Bladivan”.

Alex said he was impressed, he gave some feedback to Canon to what he would like to see improved which is great. I think he does an awesome job above but wait till you see the other stuff he has done with it including the new title sequence. Here are some frame grabs ©NBC.COM. It’s fantastic and if you can see it in HD when it is next on (Saturday?) then DO IT!! See these new DSLRs being used fantastically. I understand the 5dmkII and the 7d were used in this opening sequence. The majority was shot with the 5dmkii at 30p with some stuff on the 7d in 60p mode for slow motion.

See more opening title photos here:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

first pic is just adorable! marry me marry me marry me marry me... swoon...

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