From Canon USA: Hunger Games Co-star to Join Hutcherson's Short Film, "The Rusted," Inspired by a Consumer Trailer MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2015
- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that "The Hunger Games" actress Jena Malone has signed on to co-star with Josh Hutcherson in a short film for Canon's Project Imagination: The Trailer
, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard. Josh Hutcherson and Ron Howard have selected the winning trailer, "Tainted Water" created by Mark Mukherje, a college student from South Florida, to act as the inspiration for the film, "The Rusted," which will go into production this week.
"The Rusted" is a psychological thriller, a new genre for Josh Hutcherson, written and directed by Kat Candler ("Hellion") and tells the story of a brother and sister who begin renovating their childhood home into a recording studio, when strange happenings force them to face memories of the past.
"Being part of Canon's Project Imagination and working with Ron, Kat and now Jena have really allowed me to express my passion for storytelling," said Josh Hutcherson. "I'm excited to bring the vision to life as a producer on the project and acting opposite a dear friend."
"When Josh presented me with the script, I thought it would be fun to do something different together like a psychological thriller and it's hard to pass up a project with Ron Howard behind it," said Jena Malone. "I also love that the film is part of this very cool, creative experiment tapping into consumers to inspire and elevate our imaginations." Project Imagination: The Trailer
is the third iteration of Project Imagination, Canon's ongoing initiative to empower creativity in everyone. The program, which launched in February 2015, also marked Ron Howard's third time partnering with Canon, a brand that aligns with his conviction that people's everyday lives are visually and cinematically worth recording, bringing high quality and ease to photo and video capture with Canon cameras and lenses. Consumers of all skill levels were invited to create and submit 60-second trailers and entry level participants could utilize Canon's Trailer Editor tool which is still available for consumer's use at imagination.usa.canon.com
From Canon USA: Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2015
- Two stars in a universe of online talent, YouTube content creators iJustine (www.youtube.com/iJustine
) and DevinSuperTramp, have helped define a new method of storytelling through online video. With so many young vloggers following their example and creating their own innovative content, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils new, specialized Video Creator Kits including a Canon DSLR camera and lens, an external microphone, and a 32GB SD card. These specially-packaged Video Creator Kits provide the vlogging superstars of tomorrow with the tools they need to shoot and share high-quality, compelling stories.
Special guest appearances by iJustine and DevinSuperTramp will take place during VidCon 2015 in booth #1311 on the Main floor of Hall B at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, July 23-25, 2015.
The Video Creator Kits are available for pre-order and are currently scheduled to start shipping in early August in three options:
- EOS 70D Video Creator Kit: includes EOS 70D camera & EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card
- EOS Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit: includes EOS Rebel T6i camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card
- EOS Rebel T5i Video Creator Kit: includes EOS Rebel T5i camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the EOS Rebel 70D Video Creator Kit, the EOS Rebel T6i Video Creator Kit, and EOS Rebel T5i Video Creator Kit are $1,649.00*, $999.99* and $899.99*, respectively.
To arm tomorrow's video storytellers with tips and tricks that can help develop their talent, Canon will host special sessions in its booth. iJustine (Justine Ezarik), author and vlogger, will speak on how she started vlogging and offer advice to those looking to create video content. iJustine's sessions will be held:
- Thursday, July 23 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM PDT
- Friday, July 24 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT
- Saturday, July 25 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
Also, DevinSuperTramp (Devin Graham), filmmaker and vlogger, will premiere his "Life in a Bubble in 4K" video created with the Canon XC10 4K Camcorder on Thursday, July 23 from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM PDT, and share his inspiration, challenges, and creative process for making the film.
All sessions at the Canon booth will be open to all VidCon show attendees.
Visitors to the Canon booth will also have a chance to create their own 15-second "One Take" video entitled, "Why I Want to Be a YouTube Star" using Canon products.
For those with a Creator or Industry Badge for the show, the Canon Creator Working Lounge in room #203 of the convention center will feature DevinSuperTramp along with other filmmakers and Canon technical experts. Devin will be speaking from 4:15 PM to - 5:00 PM PDT on Thursday about his new film, "Life in a Bubble in 4K" and talk about shooting in 4K for posting to YouTube. Canon will also have a "Touch & Try" counter in booth # 2001.
For additional information on Canon's participation at the show visit Canon's Vidcon page at: usa.canon.com/vidcon2015
* Prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary. B&H
has the Canon Video Creator Kits
available for preorder. Note from Sean:
Unfortunately, you don't really get a discount when purchasing these kits (although the box does look fancy). Let's take a look at the 70D Video Kit, specifically.
The Canon 70D Video Kit costs $1,649.00 and contains:
- Canon EOS 70D DSLR with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM ($1,299.00 after $250.00 mail-in rebate)
- Rode VideoMic Go ($81.47)
- SanDisk 32GB SDHC ($14.49)
In other words, with the current rebates in place, the components of the 70D Video Creator Kit can be purchased for $1,394.96. Even if the Video Creator Kit was eligible for the same $250.00 rebate (which does not appear to be the case), the kit would still be a little more than $4.00 more expensive than buying the components individually.
Our advice? If you're interested in these kits, buy the individual components now while the instant rebates are live.