The Pocket Cinema Camera is magic – Blackmagic

In June I was lucky enough to attend Blackmagic’s pop-up editing event in London. Learning more about Da Vinci Resolve 14 was an eye opener as it adds yet another dimension to Raw and ProRes workflow.

Now, to complete the capture side of the picture, I have begun working with my new favourite camera the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Having been an ENG style man before, working with ProRes (ungraded) footage is a new feeling, but one I am oddly at home with.

Add that to the challenges of finding lenses that will work with the Pocket’s 2.8 crop factor and I’m in a whole new place when it comes to production planning and shooting.

In August/September, I begin shooting my sci-fi short and I’ll be shooting with the pocket cinema camera (BMPCC). I’ll begin auditions in the next couple of weeks and so I’ll post details of the growing cast and crew.

I’ve no doubt there will be test footage to show before September and more than a few war stories to share. So, if you have the patience and the want, follow this blog and I’ll keep you up to date on the short film’s progress.

Thanks for reading.

Mark Alexander Todd

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2 thoughts on “The Pocket Cinema Camera is magic – Blackmagic

  • November 28, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Superb blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Bless you!

    • December 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      I drew lots of inspiration from Ray Bradbury. His attitude is ‘get going’ and keep writing. He advocates writing a short story a week. In today’s world that would be one blog post per week. So, if you get a chance look up his videos on YouTube. Most tryuely creative people can’t help but create, they just need a platform to do it. A blog is great for that. Although I haven’t been blogging much lately, I’ve been writing a feature film script…I just need to create.
      I hope that helps and good luck with your blog. Send me a link once you get going.


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