Posts tagged feature film
Color Grading Ursa Mini Pro

I've posted a few other articles about working with the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro which I bought about a month ago and immediately used on a feature. I really, really like the camera and I'm dying to use it some more.

I tested the camera by shooting a lot of RAW 4:1 around my house but I'm not planning on sharing any of that because it is boring. 

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Ursa Mini Pro - Some Impressions

If you're a lazy bastard then let me save you some time and tell you that the Ursa Mini Pro is the best camera I have ever used. (As reference I have shot films with the following - Bolex 16mm, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Canon XL-1, Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C100, Canon C100 Mark II, GoPro 1, 3, and 4, Panasonic DVX100B, Panasonic GH4, Red Scarlet, some Nikon camera I don't recall, Sony A7s, Sony FS5, and some other shitty cameras too shitty to mention.)

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How I Won the West (and $100,000)

Today, I'm peering back to five years ago when I directed my third feature film, Black Hat, which I made specifically for the Amazon Studios launch contest in 2011. Amazon was looking to get into the original video content space, so they launched Amazon Studios by holding a massive contest with massive monetary awards. 

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