FITC Toronto Reel / Music by Tycho

Posted by Scott

FITC just released the highlight reel from this year’s festival in Toronto. The video was done by Stock Archive and features the most recent Tycho single, Coastal Brake as the soundtrack. I’m pretty sure the whole thing was shot with the Canon 5D MK2. I did an interview for the Stock Archive guys and they had a couple setups, one of which was the 5D on one of those body-mounted steady cam rigs. It was insane; the guy looked like a robot. Some of the panning shots definitely look like they were using it.

I’m really impressed with the editing, I’m not sure what I was expecting but this certainly exceeded it. I think as the quality of the 5D becomes ubiquitous people will stop being so blown away by the visual aspects alone and elements like editing and narrative will become much more important. Right now I feel like you could record a dumpster for 30 minutes with the 5D and it would be watchable.

Video Link

On a side note, I will be speaking at FITC San Francisco this summer. I’ll be posting more on that next week, but just a heads up if you want to score some tickets before they go up in price (May 28th I believe).

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Chris says:

May 13, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Man, I agree with Jakub… This song was Perfect for this highlight reel… Coastal Brake is THE song to listen to when your trying to get that inspirational feeling goin


Juan Miguel Marin says:

May 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm

without sounding like a weirdo… I can listen to Coastal Brake for hours… so uplifting… Any NYC dates in the near future Scott?


Ryan says:

May 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm

This is a really nice combo! I love how the shots they chose meld with the music and give you a sense that this is a fun event, and that when people are talking to each other, they’re sharing ideas and being inspired.
There’s something so beautiful about that. The look on people’s faces made me feel excited about sharing/hearing points of view, like you’re seeing why it’s beautiful that there are a bunch of us, rather than just an elite few, and we each have a unique perspective.. Rather than just seeing a room full of hostile competitors.
Not that it’s all flowers and candy :0) But the video brought out that inspiring side of it.


Brian Miller says:

May 17, 2010 at 9:01 pm

To Chris,

“Flash In The Can”

They’re an organization that plan and host events like the one shown here. To my knowledge, they started out being mostly dedicated to advancements concerning Adobe Flash (hence the name), but they have since included in their events pretty much any and all technology and progress in creative design.



Brian Miller says:

May 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm


Incredible cinematography and editing. The images portray all the excitement and fun of this kind of event. It seems like every frame could be a work of art all on it’s own. Not to mention it all fits so well with Coastal Brake.


Luke says:

May 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I agree with your 5d point of view! This video is a good exemple of 5d thing done right. Amazing visual, narrative and edit. Kudos