BlackMagic Design just announced that their top-of-the-line 4K camera is finally shipping – after almost one year delay. In addition, they have reduced the price to $2995. This makes for a very attractive deal on a camera that offers 4K RAW recording and a great codec – the 4K Apple Pro Ress 422 movie mode. … Continue reading BlackMagic Production Camera 4K – a tempting 4K option
Almost every filmmaker and video expert out there wonders what kind of quality they can expect from the new Blackmagic Design Production 4K camera.
As you might have heard me say, I am working on a comprehensive review of the Ursa Mini 4.6K. I used the camera on a challenging feature film shoot and so I will be able to share with you a lot of interesting stuff (in fact, I’ve shot with this camera for two months now, … Continue reading BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories
Here’s a fun way of familiarizing yourself with film production terminology. If only all study material was so visual. The video was shot on the RED Epic Dragon & Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
As I mentioned in my review of it, the BlackMagic Production Camera 4K is a great camera, but it requires additional investment in equipment to make it work well in a real production setting.
Panasonic has just announced that their new GH4 camera is bringing 4K video resolution to DSLR/DSLMs. I’m excited and I think you should be too.
Last year I had a chance to work on an indie production. I was the cinematographer and also handled all the grip/gaffer as we had to move fast and get a lot of scenes in a short amount of time.
Investing Wisely in Film Gear Since I get asked a lot by filmmakers, especially those starting out, what equipment I recommend, I’ve created this list. The gear is ordered by priority – i.e. I start with the essentials: the camera, the lenses, the tripod and so on. For each category, I list a few options … Continue reading Investing Wisely in Film Gear
Downloads Photo & Video Cheat Sheet Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! It’s a quick reference card that will help you set the right camera settings for perfect creative control. Click here to download. I did a video tutorial about how to use this cheat sheet and learn to operate … Continue reading Downloads