What's a Canon?
I think the predictions for what Trump's election means for filmmakers was a little too doom-and-gloom. I am, by no means, a Trump fanboy or supporter of the far-right, but I think it's important to note that the US slipped TENTY NINE spots down the press freedom index under the Obama administration. So as distinguished as President Obama has been, and as much of a friend he's been to personal rights, he hasn't been a champion for freedom of press.
Also, and this is just hoping for the "best case scenario" for someone like me who is a small business owner and makes their living both in commercial video production and filmmaking, the Trump-era could usher in tax cuts for business owners like myself that make it easier to make a decent profit. Also, if you really think about it, American Cinema is one of our more profitable "exports." So if Trump sees it that way (and hopefully, being a man who has made so much money off the "entertainment" industry, he will), then he might actually end up infusing the film industry with more money, or putting structures in place that make private investment in cinema more appealing... here's to hoping, at least.
Now, what he might do to affect certain laws that could make american cities/states appeal to studios (case in point, NC), or certain workers feel safe and welcome that is another story altogether...
But I'm *trying* to assume the best... trying.
Canon just made 2013's most awesome camera.
I went to a workshop and talked for quite a while with Alex Bueno, the DP for all of these digital shorts. He said they get the scripts on a Wednesday night, have to have their locations booked by Thursday and shoot them all in a single day (Friday) and edit, color, etc. on the Saturday of the show's air date. They also do it on an incredibly small budget.
He also seemed really keen on using big, soft light sources. In the workshop sessions, he would show a short and then demonstrate how he lit it... he used an Octoplus for just about every example. He's pretty sharp, he does so much with so little.
It's as reasonable as any professional software is going to get. Considering you would have to subscribe to Creative Cloud for TEN YEARS for it to equal the amount it used to cost to buy the Adobe Master Suite (which would be obsolete every year or two) I'd say it's a pretty good deal. This way you get the new version every year for a fraction of the cost.