Turning the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a Movie Making Machine

Shane Hurlbut discusses how he approached turning a Blackmagic Cinema Camera in to an operational movie camera.

You all know that I have been conducting many camera tests during prep on Need for Speed. I have been testing all of the different digital emulsions to see where they will fit into my toolbox. Black Magic graciously supplied a camera for some of these tests. We pushed and pulled this baby to see when it would break as well as where it excelled.

“Just Shoot with the Baby”

My philosophy is to shoot first, then test. That sounds counter-intuitive, but putting the camera in real life shooting situations educates you on what you need to test. Go in not really knowing what the camera can do or what it can’t do. JUST SHOOT!!!!

“The Screen Test”

We arranged a screen test to shoot a scene with the camera. You will not hear any audio because it is restricted. We put it in conditions in which many DSLRs would falter. Late afternoon light, hot skies and all handheld on a shoulder rig.

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