The community is abuzz with the finally shipping Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera. We got one at work, and I couldn’t wait to take it out and see what it can do. I hit the Charles River in Cambridge to get a bit of Boston at sunset. I took that 4K footage into a 1080p timeline and cut this little test out.
First impressions of the camera, I really like the touchscreen and the metadata entry features. I can see that being extremely helpful while on a shoot. File sizes are enormous (which is to be expected), but the imagery is gorgeous. The internal battery doesn’t last long at all. I got about 30 minutes out in the cold yesterday. I’ll stick with it to see how long at a better operating temperature, but, external batteries seem to be a must either way. More little shoots to come!
Listening to some podcasts, the twitter feed of Jaden Smith (son of actor Will Smith) was brought to my attention. I was looking for a reason to make a silent-film inspired call back, so I thought this project would be fun.
Inspired by the title cards from D.W. Griffith’s “Intolerance,” I created my own Jaden Smith Twitter feed video. Check it out!
This weekend was my cousin Aline’s graduation party (congratulations! good luck at school!), while we were there, my younger cousin Alex told me he really wanted to be in a fun video with some special effects, so we came up with something on the spot. The short video also stars my brother Razmig, and my cousin Natalie.