"The Last 3 Minutes" is a short film, written and directed by Po Chan, lensed by "Terminator Salvation" cinematographer, Shane Hurlbut. The short was shot using a Canon 5D mk2.
What sets this short "film" apart from others I've seen, i.e., where a 5Dmk2 was used to acquire the images, is the new 24p firmware upgrade to the camera: It delivers a very cool filmic quality to the imagery.
What also sets this short film apart is, well, is that, IMO, its better than many others I've viewed.
So far, I've resisted the urge to purchase a 5Dmk2. Mostly because I'm more than satisfied with my 5D. Plus, I own a Sony Z1U HD videocam and I'm also very happy with it. (Even though it's not 24p capable.)
Now that the 5Dmk2 is 24p capable, I might rethink my thinking on this. At the moment, I don't have a spare few thousand bucks to plunk down on one. I could, I suppose, sell my Z1U to offset the purchase of a 5Dmk2. Used Z1Us sell on eBay for over $2K. In fact, they sell for almost the price of a new 5Dmk2. But I use my Z1U as a source deck for my Final Cut Pro editing system. That would mean I'd also have to replace it with something to use for that process. My backup dSlR is a Canon 20D. Unfortunately, 20Ds don't have much resale value in the used camera market; maybe about $400.
You can check out "The Last 3 Minutes" HERE. If you're interested in learning still more, you might want to visit Shane Hurlbut's blog.
The gratuitous pretty girl at the top is Andrea. Snapped it a few years ago in my (former) studio.