The Ursa Mini Pro G2 A camera exceeding expectations... but (it died on us after 3 months) In the first half of 2019 I didn’t’ once think we’d be leaving the RED digital cinema camera ecosystem. The announcement of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6k (BMPCC 6k) really grabbed my attention 6k, 50fps, 13 stops dynamic range, dual native ISO… for $2495 USD!!?? So to back track, in mid-2019 we were rocking a Red Scarlet-W as our A-cam and a Red Scarlet-MX as our B-cam. [...]
LOOKING BACK AT ALUCINOR IN 2019 EVENFALL PRODUCTION WRAPPED, EYEING EARLY 2020 COMPLETION Evenfall is admittedly behind schedule., mainly due to hectic workloads and trying to achieve some modicum of a work/life balance. However, we completed filming in 2019, are edit locked and are now finalising VFX, sound and music. We are 97% done. To the cast and crew who have been incredible... and incredibly patient. Genuinely thank your for making the experience making this short such an [...]
THE URSA MINI PRO G2 & THE BMPCC 6K WHY WE LEFT RED FOR BLACKMAGIC DESIGN CINEMA CAMERAS In 2008 we purchased two JVC HD111E camcorders for around $14,500 AUD. They shot 1280x720p video at around 20mbps... on DV tape. Less than two years later we sold one of them for $2500 and purchased a 5D Mark II - a revolutionary full frame DSLR capable of 1080p video recording at approx 38mbps data rate. At the end of 2012 we picked up a barely [...]
THE BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA 6K 10 REASONS WHY WE CHANGED OUR MIND (AND BOUGHT ONE) Resident Documentary shooter and Narrative Director Dean Butler explains why and how he changed his mind and purchased the BMPCC 6k.