UPDATE #2 - My new LUTs for the BM4K and BMCC/Pocket are released!
UPDATE - Here's a link to the UHD file, big thanks to BMD for helping me host the file ! When i changed the project settings back to UHD to export, a couple of the tracking masks fixing black dots etc were shifted which i didn't notice until after sending the file off (typical), so please excuse that:
I've had the pleasure and privilege to be testing out the BMD 4K the last little while.
I went out and grabbed footage like with the previous two cameras just to see how it did 'out in the wild', but i also arranged with my good friends Tanya and Lance from The Storyboard to bring the camera onto a music video they were working on with me as 2nd Unit DP. Kent Belcher was the main DP for this shoot and a Red MX was to serve as 'A Cam' with me operating the 4K as 'B Cam'. After the first couple of shots of the shoot, Kent and Tarn (Director) were loving the 4K and it basically became 'A Cam'. :-D The shots i've included in this video are random clips i picked myself and don't reflect the edit or final video (still in progress as i write this). What was interesting to me is that this was a night shoot and i had the camera set at ASA400 (had already tested at night with 800 which is at the end of this video) and the red was at 1200 yet Kent and I were both surprised the Blackmagic looked brighter on the monitors!
The rest (and bulk) of the footage as i said is just me grabbing footage when i had the chance (busy time of year for everyone!), but i'm still impressed with this camera. I didn't think global shutter would be a big deal for me, but i LOVE the motion from this camera, and the colour is what i would expect from BMD (i REALLY like it).
Honestly i kind of went into this thinking i probably wouldn't like this camera as much as the other two, but right now i like it more! The images are really nice, really really nice. This time the BMDFilm coming from the camera has a lot more contrast and saturation than the previous two, so you don't have to do anywhere near as much to grade it (but yes i already have a LUT i've made/been using with it to speed things up even more). I went for quite a contrasty/saturated grade with most of this to see if i could push it 'there' (combined with my LUT i made it for it). I think it holds up really well.
I can see people LOVING the images from this camera, i know i do. Thanks again to Blackmagic and the hardworking team there for everything they're doing and for allowing me to be a part of the process, it's truly appreciated.
All footage was shot Prores 4K. I don't normally say this, but even compressing this video for upload was a disappointment compared to the Prores from Resolve. You need to play with files from this camera yourself, vimeo truly is the great equalizer and i can't wait for the H265 replacement to H264. An UHD version/link will be coming soon.
First off thanks for watching my Nature DEMO REEL - Made to be Seen! To enjoy it in the best possible way turn the volume way up, Yell at everyone to be quiet and Dive into this film! If you have a blazing fast internet speed head on over to Youtube and choose 4K in the settings as the vimeo compression isn't the greatest! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzBsT1eWIpQ
Follow along with my adventures:
Alright! So basically this is my nature demo reel! My passion for the past 2 years has been to show off Creation as best I know how, which lead me to mountain tops, canyons, beaches and all sorts of spectacular places! I have been so blessed to be able to witness some of the things I've seen in the past 2 years. Thankfully I have been able to follow this passion of mine and continue to travel as I am extremely fortunate to work for an amazing company called http://Roadtrippers.com which allows me to travel and document roadtripping!
The hardest part of this film for me was finding the right song. It had been months of casual searching but finding nothing. Then one day while I was at home (Vancouver) sitting in church my pastor used this song to help prove a point, that we have a soul and that is what seperates us from the rest of nature, the second I heard it I knew it was perfect and I rushed home to start the editing process!
The song is called: Saturn - Sleeping at Last http://sleepingatlast.com
If you want to see exactly what goes into making one of my videos check out a day in my life while on the road here: vimeo.com/89324153
The equipment I used for this film includes a bunch of Canon gear:
5d2, 6d, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200,
Rokinon 14mm (great for stars)
A Bunch of Manfrotto tripods and my Motion Control!
Dynamic Perception makes some fantastic Sliders and now a pan/tilt head that is sweet but its the stage 1 that really changed things for me. It makes it possible to bring a slider on a long hike or on the airplane as its carbon fiber and super light!
DP Stage 1 Carbon and DP Stage 0 - http://dynamicperception.com
Emotimo TB3 http://emotimo.com
Promote Control (Best intervalometer I have by far) http://goo.gl/8aIWL
F-stop Tilopa BC
And of course I couldn't have done it without my VW Westfalia!!
All of these clips are available in 4-6K, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires.
Ride the Sky takes you on a journey through the forest and on into the Universe.
I had the idea of a new astro time-lapse technique in which the camera is pointed right at the north star and mounted to a motorized pivot point directly lined up with the sensor so the camera is able to spin with the stars through the night. Sit back, relax and Ride the Sky.
Epic drone video from locations all around the world, shot by Max Seigal (email: email@example.com) of Seagull Aerial (seagullaerial.com). Video shot with the Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 4 and the Inspire 1, by DJI -- most shots from the Expedition Series kit assembled by DSLRPros. Locations include Mt. Fuji, Japan, Kyoto, Shibuya, Vietnam, Greece, Meteora, Croatia, Switzerland, Zermatt, Moab, Utah, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Waterfalls, Boulder, California, San Fransisco, New York, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, with many more to come!