House Finale Shot on 5D

The season finale of House has become the first US prime-time television show entirely filmed on a dSLR, the Canon 5D Mark II.

According to PetaPixel, the show’s director Greg Yaitanes, chose the HD capabilities on the stills camera to achieve “richer. shallow focus pulls the actors faces to forground [sic],” and because of its ability to be used in tight spaces.

Yaitanes didn’t use any special kit to film the House finale either, employing only the series of Canon prime lenses, the 24-70mm and the 70-200mm to shoot 22mins of film to CF cards at a time.