Los Angeles Film Festival Diaries: Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imagin8ion Panel

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Or in the case of Canon, eight pictures can create an incredible film. This past year, Cannon and Ron Howard teamed up for a contest, asking photographers to send in pictures that would inspire a short film. After receiving over 91,000 images, Canon and Ron chose just 8 to be the basis for the short film when you find me, which was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. Though they’ve been showing the film around the country, Canon put together a special panel to talk about the experience of making a film from pictures and new advances in digital film making. Moderated by Tim Smith, a Canon Film &TV advisor, the panel included Kevin Chinoy (Producer), Andre Lascaris (Director of Photography) and Evan Pesses (Chief Lighting Technician). Check out the interview and short film after the jump!

Here’s the interview. It kind of ends abruptly (the perils of modern technology) but the majority of the interview is great, especially if you enjoy industry professionals talking about the technical aspects of filmmaking.

The finished film is available below, with the 8 pictures chosen featured in the end credits.

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Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.

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