Filmed on Canon 7D with Light Illusion Gamma Curves
US Indie film, "And They're Off" has been captured by Ulf Soderqvist
predominantly using Canon's 5D and 7D cameras, enhanced by the use of Light Illusion designed
Gamma Curves aimed at maximising the capture capabilities of these ostensibly 'stills' cameras.
"And They're Off" is directed by Rob Schiller ("King of Queens," "Two and a Half Men"), and penned by
Alan Grossbard with Grossbard ("Zerophilia"), Pamela Fryman ("How I Met Your Mother") and Howard
Bolter as producers. The film portrays a failed horse trainer desperately trying to get back into the
Sean Astin and Cheri Oteri top this independent comedy, set in the world of US thoroughbred horse
racing, and includes Martin Mull, Mark Moses, Gigi Rice, Lil' JJ, Peter Jacobson, Mo Collins, Alex
Rocco, Luis Chavez and Kevin Nealon, with horse trainers Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill playing
DoP Ulf Soderqvist says of the shooting experience, "I exclusively used the Light Illusion curves on the
feature film "And They're Off...". The bulk of the film was shot outside, and in many of the scenes we
had situations where the range of exposure was quite extreme. Using the super flat Light Illusion curve
helped me to capture scenes that would have required quite a bit bigger lighting package, bigger crew
and more days. Thank you Steve for making serious film making possible on the Canon 5D/7D!"
The Light Illusion Canon Gamma Curves have been developed on the back of the very successful Sony
CineAlta Gamma Curves that Light Illusion has been providing for some time, and have become
something of an industry standard.
"Making curves for the Canon cameras was not an our initial intention", says Steve Shaw, CEO of Light
Illusion, "but we were inundated with requests, and after some experimentation and testing came up
with a batch of three curves that do seem to be being well received."
The submission can be seen at: http://vimeo.com/12182028