First reported on planet 5D, then picked up by our friends at PetaPixel, earlier this week producer and videographer, Forest Gibson's $4k+ Blackmagic Cinema Camera kit caught fire after filming. This a video he shot of the aftermath.
After wrapping the shoot Forrest reports that his battery exploded, violently spewing black smoke. For safety reasons, everyone left the studio, reentering later to try to recover the footage.
— Forest Gibson (@forestgibson) March 17, 2014
Ummm my BM 2.5k camera just burst into flames filling my apartment with smoke... @Blackmagic_News help?
— Forest Gibson (@forestgibson) March 15, 2014
Gibson Spoke out on Twitter but is still yet to hear back from the people at Blackmagic. It's likely that we'll get an official response some time in the next week. As far as malfunctioning camera goes, this is about the worst case scenario, his equipment is totally shot, his footage likely unrecoverable.
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[Via planet 5D]