With hundreds of jobs and opportunities, breaking into the entertainment industry can be a unique experience for anyone who decides to try to make a career as a filmmaker. From pitching an idea, casting, shooting, editing and screening there are countless ways to be involved in the creative process. This week we had a chance to speak with James McKenzie who is a Director of Photography within the commercial production world. This is what he said:
What is your name and where are you from?
James McKenzie: My name is James McKenzie. I grew up in Iowa but I’ve
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update which adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.
Blackmagic RAW, a revolutionary next-generation codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. Blackmagic RAW is a more intelligent format that gives customers stunning images, incredible performance, cross-platform support, and a free developer SDK.
With Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update, customers using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K now have the ability to record images using Blackmagic RAW
The 2019 Oscars are just a day away now. If you’d like a dose of visual inspiration, check out this 10-minute video by Burger Fiction. It steps through every single film that won the “Best Cinematography” Oscar over the past 90 years, from 1929 to 2018 (and 2019 nominees as well).
Here’s a complete list of the films seen and the brilliant cinematographers behind them:
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927/28) – Charles Rosher & Karl Struss
White Shadows In The South Seas (1928/29) – Clyde De Vinna
With Byrd At The South Pole (1929/30) – Joseph T. Rucker
Blackmagic Design announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with the USC School of Cinematic Arts to provide Blackmagic hardware and software to the School over three years. The products will be used by USC students studying filmmaking and post-production, while broadcast production students will now have the opportunity to work with UltraHD in the school’s television station, Trojan Vision.
Through the partnership, Blackmagic Design will provide URSA Broadcast cameras and URSA Mini Pro Cinema cameras, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K switchers, ATEM Camera Control Panels, HyperDeck Studio Pro recorders and Resolve Micro and Resolve Mini Panels.