Oscar-winning Netflix film was shot on 4 Canons – including a 5D Mark II!

Oscar-winning Netflix doc was shot on 4 Canons – including a 5D Mark II!
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An Oscar-winning documentary, now showing on Netflix, was filmed on four Canon cameras – including the humble Canon EOS 5D Mark II, working alongside high-end professional rigs. 

Icarus, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Oscar ceremony, intended to treat doping in sport the same way that legendary documentary Super Size Me treated fast food. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.