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MOVIE MACHINE UPDATE
JANUARY 2016

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  Rick Young

Hello and welcome,

The cameras manufacturers have cast the die, there a fantastic range of 4K cameras and beyond from Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Arri, Red and Blackmagic Design.

The unknown at this stage is Blackmagic's URSA Mini with the 4.6K sensor. This is due to market anytime soon - test footage online is looking spectacular. Check out this footage from URSA Mini with the 4.6K sensor:

https://vimeo.com/148429958

This is a big deal as URSA Mini shoots either ProRes or RAW internal. Most cameras that offer RAW do this to an external recorder which is never as convenient. Add to this the size, shape, form, weight, capability, lens options, the entire package of URSA Mini is very appealing!

Which leads onto the first movie running in 2016 on Movie Machine - the Amazing filmmaking of Nguyen-Anh Nguyen. Working with Blackmagic URSA 4K and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, the results look like something straight out of Hollywood:

http://www.moviemachine.tv/video/the-amazing-filmmaking-of-nguyen-anh-nguyen/151265812/

More below.

 
  Latest movies on Movie Machine  
 
The amazing filmmaking of Nguyen-Anh Nguyen

THE AMAZING FILMMAKING OF NGUYEN-ANH NGUYEN

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Filmed at the IBC Amsterdam SuperMeet, Sept. 13, 2015 This is the amazing story of filmmaker Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, who began his professional life as a dentist - and then decided that filmmaking is his passion and to follow this direction in life. Working with Blackmagic URSA, the Blackmagic Producti......

Walter Murch 2015: before & after Apocalypse Now

WALTER MURCH 2015: BEFORE & AFTER APOCALYPSE NOW

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This is the final part of the 2015 interview with Walter Murch. The question is asked to Walter what the highlights are of his career, and what stands out. Walter's answer, like so many other subjects, is fascinating and deeply entrenched in film history and technology development. Walter describes ......

Walter Murch 2015: film to digital

WALTER MURCH 2015: FILM TO DIGITAL

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In this, Part 3 of the 2015 interview, Walter talks about the impact that digital has had on filmmaking. Not only the change in granular structure, from celluloid to ones and zeros, the impact of digital has changed the filmmaking process in other ways. When everything was shot on film dailies were ......

JVC 4KCAM: GY-HM200 & GY-LS300 on location

JVC 4KCAM: GY-HM200 & GY-LS300 ON LOCATION

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This report looks at 2 cameras in the JVC 4KCAM range: the GY- LS300 and GY-HM200. These cameras shoot 4K at 150mbps, or HD 4:2:2 at 50mbps. While the GY-LS300 features Super 35mm sensor and interchangeable lenses, the GY-HM200 has a fixed zoom equivalent of 29.5mm to 354mm in 35mm photography terms......

Making of Bohemian Rhapsody: Editor, Barry Stevens

MAKING OF BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: EDITOR, BARRY STEVENS

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Location Hertfordshire, England, November 10, 1975. On this date, the rock band Queen recorded the video for Bohemian Rhapsody, at Elstree Studios, in just under 4 hours. Editor Barry Stevens then spent 5 hours working at the Trilion Studios in Soho, alongside director, Bruce Gowers, to create what......

 
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Keeping the clients happy

Some Cinematic Heresies - distractions to the filmmaking process

Producer/Director David Dore, writes about the distractions which modern technology brings to the filmmaking process. Technology itself will never make a good film - that is the job of the filmmaker, however, if we harness technology to the benefit of the filmmaking process that is when the magic really happens. Now for the Heresies - over to David...

http://www.moviemachine.tv/post/some-cinematic-heresies-distractions-to-the-film/

 
 
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Rick Young - Producer/Director
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