Behind the scenes of The Blacksmith

Here is some BTS and first grabs with quick and dirty color grading from The Blacksmith. We had the opportunity to shoot in a stunning location - an actual vintage blacksmith's shop. Here are some first grabs. Technical Info: Cameras: Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro, Pocket 4K Optics: Tokina AT-X PRO 28-70 AF/2.6-2.8, with Ultracon FilterCodec:... Continue Reading →

How I shot a feature film with 3 Dedo Lights, a China ball and 7 shower curtains

Josefina Vilsmaier, Mirijam Verena Jeremic, Salber Williams, Silke Popp, Valentina Sauca, Ute Bronder Let it snow The film takes place in an apartment, during a blizzard. So my first challenge was to create a frosty white-out, despite the fact that in front of the windows where still trees with green leaves in the warm autumn... Continue Reading →

FineCut – why you should give the Davinci Resolve Cut page a try, even as a seasoned editor.

As Blackmagic introduced the new Cut page, I was really like - WTF?Why an other editing page? We already have one that works just fine - and on top of that (at least at first glance) a totally dumbed down version of an editing page? Seriously? I switched to Resolve as my main NLE since... Continue Reading →

No more CDNG on Blackmagic cameras, and why it doesn’t matter at all.

A few days ago, Blackmagic announced (among other things) the new firmware for the Pocket 4K. It features a long awaited option: Blackmagic's own flavor of raw, called BRAW. A lot of folks where very happy, when they heard that - well, not for long. In the next sentence, they learned that CDNG is gone... Continue Reading →

The next Generation – New Ursa Mini Pro G2 with 300fps and new 15 stops sensor

Blackmagic Design announce the brand new Ursa Mini Pro G2 - the Next generation URSA Mini Pro camera. It features new electronics, a Super 35 4.6K HDR image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, and up to 300 fps high frame rate shooting, Blackmagic RAW. The new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 is a dramatic... Continue Reading →

Shooting Tergiversation

Shooting a short film - Tergiversation - during the last 4 days in Switzerland. Amazing actors (Alexa Jago, Sidney Kean and Lionel Podarski), great script, and the always awesome "Grey Eminence" crew: Remo Pini, Carolyn Pini, Marco von Allmen, Timo Schaub, Dominik Di Rosa, Annika Fausch, Alina Sara Hediger, Klemens Niklaus Trenkle, Sandro Schreiber We where shooting on two... Continue Reading →

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