Blackmagic Design let loose today that “Me+Her,” a live action short film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (MFT) and Pocket Cinema Camera. This is good news, as it shows that there are those in the industry who are embracing the relatively new bodies. Take a look at some stills from the movie, as well as behind-the-scenes images from the set.
Director Joseph Oxford and cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer created an amazing imaginary world where all of the main characters and sets were built out of standard cardboard boxes on a one fifth scale. To bring the cardboard to life, Joseph and Bradley chose Blackmagic Cinema Camera (MFT) as their main camera and Pocket Cinema Camera for some specific shots requiring a smaller camera form factor.
The form factor for each camera was a huge advantage because they were filming in such confined spaces (think shooting from ten inches off the ground rather than the normal six feet). It doesn't hurt that it shoots raw and the quality of the footage is outstanding.
“At the end of everything, the Blackmagic cameras allowed a bunch of independent filmmakers to work with a ‘DIY’ attitude, proving that with a vision and hard work you can still have a high quality film, regardless of the materials being used. There is nothing stopping your creativity, and these cameras helped to make it possible,” Bradley is quoted as saying.
Check out these screen captures from the final production:
In other news, Blackmagic also announced DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software update, which adds new editing and 3D stereoscopic features as well as support for Final Cut Pro™ X 10.1. The update:
- Allows users to preview and align multiple camera takes while editing, so they can quickly switch between takes to show their clients shot options live from the timeline;
- Includes support for trimming frame based clips such as DNG and DPX that reduces time in transferring clips for even faster workflows;
- Includes XML import enhancements for both FCP X 10.1 and FCP 7 customers;
- Is available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers from the Blackmagic Design website.