Blackmagic Design has once again made it big at Sundance, with four films shot on Blackmagic Cameras, and another 35 using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
The standout from all of this is the Pocket Cinema Camera, used on all four of this year’s list of films. Having used it frequently ourselves (even using it alone to cover NAB one year) I can attest to the Pocket Cinema Camera continuing to be a rockstar. As mentioned in our interview with the director and DPs on “Operation Avalanche” last week, it’s light weight design and great image quality is perfect for numerous types of shooting. Especially when you want to be on the go as well as discreet.
This year’s Sundance films that used Blackmagic cameras include:
“The 4th,” shot by DP Shane Bruce Johnston and DP Charles J. Gibson with Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras, and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne with DaVinci Resolve Studio
It’s the Fourth of July in Los Angeles, and Jamie, a broke illustrator who is behind on his rent, tries to throw a cookout while his overbearing roommate is out of town, but everything seems to go wrong. Director and screenwriter: Andre Hyland – Cast: Andre Hyland, Johnny Pemberton, Eliza Coupe, Yasmine Kittles, Anna Lee Lawson, Paul Erling Oyen. World Premiere
“All These Sleepless Nights,” shot by Director and DP Michal Marczak with Pocket Cinema Camera
What does it mean to be awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep? Kris and Michal push their experiences of life and love to a breaking point as they restlessly roam the city streets in search of answers, adrift in the euphoria and uncertainty of youth. Director: Michal Marczak – World Premiere
“Manoman,” shot by DP Steven Cameron Ferguson with Pocket Cinema Camera
When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits. Director and screenwriter: Simon Cartwright
“Operation Avalanche,” shot by DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle with Pocket Cinema Camera
In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history. Director: Matt Johnson, Screenwriters: Matt Johnson, Josh Boles – Cast: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles, Ray James. World Premiere
Of course, DaVinci Resolve Studio was a big presence as well, with 35 films using the color grading software turned editor. Some highlights include Spike Lee’s “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall” (with Colorist Roman Hankewycz of Harbor Picture Company) and Kevin Smith’s “Yoga Hosers” with Colorist Mark Todd Osborne. The full list can be found in Blakmagic’s press release below.
Blackmagic Design’s cameras have swiftly become go to cameras for their strong image capture and affordable price. Combined with their recent conversion of DaVinci Resolve from color grader to full on editor, a full Blackmagic production pipeline can now be achieved by a wide variety of filmmakers on any budget. For more information on all things Blackmagic, visit BlackmagicDesign.com
The Sundance Film Festival is currently taking place in Park City, Utah and ends on january 31st. For more information on the festival, visit Sundance.org/Festivals/Sundance-Film-Festival
Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Fremont, CA – January 27, 2016 – Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras were used on more than 35 films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Some of the most anticipated films from around the world, and in every category of the festival, were shot and completed using Blackmagic Design products. These films include Andre Hyland’s comedy “The 4th,” shot using Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio; and highly anticipated films such as “Other People,” “The Lobster” and Spike Lee’s “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall,” which all were graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Sundance Films That Used Blackmagic Design Cameras:
- “The 4th,” shot by DP Shane Bruce Johnston and DP Charles J. Gibson with Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Pocket Cinema Cameras, and color graded by Mark Todd Osborne with DaVinci Resolve Studio;
- “All These Sleepless Nights,” shot by Director and DP Michal Marczak with Pocket Cinema Camera;
- “Manoman,” shot by DP Steven Cameron Ferguson with Pocket Cinema Camera; and
- “Operation Avalanche,” shot by DPs Jared Raab and Andrew Appelle with Pocket Cinema Camera.
Sundance Films That Used DaVinci Resolve Studio:
- “Ali & Nino,” by Colorist Paul Ensby of Deluxe’s Company 3;
- “As You Are,” by Producer and Colorist Joseph Mastantuono of Good Post NY;
- “Carnage Park,” by Colorist Jason Knutzen;
- “Cemetery of Splendor,” by Colorist Chaitawat Traisarnsri of White Light Post;
- “Christine,” by Colorist Sam Daley of Technicolor PostWorks;
- “Complete Unknown,” by Colorist Alex Bickel of Color Collective at Technicolor PostWorks;
- “Equity,” by Colorist Roman Hankewycz of Harbor Picture Company;
- “The Eyes of My Mother,” by Colorist Sam Daley of Technicolor PostWorks;
- “First Girl I Loved,” by Colorist Narbeh Tatoussian of Blacklist Digital;
- “The Fits,” by Colorist Sam Daley of Technicolor PostWorks;
- “A Flag Without a Country,” by Colorist Sohrab Nourbakhsh of TANGRAM Studio;
- “Goat,” by Colorist Nat Jencks of Outlier Post;
- “Indignation,” by Colorist Alex Bickel of Color Collective at Technicolor PostWorks;
- “The Itching,” by Colorist Chris Ramey;
- “Jacqueline (Argentine),” by Colorist Samuel Gursky of Irving Harvey;
- “Joshy,” by Colorist Mark Todd Osborne;
- “Land of the Enlightened,” by Colorist Donal O’Kane of Screen Scene;
- “The Lobster,” by Colorist Tony Ford;
- “Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall,” by Colorist Roman Hankewycz of Harbor Picture Company;
- “Miles Ahead,” by Colorist Stephen Nakamura of Deluxe’s Company 3;
- “Morris from America,” by Colorist Sebastian Göhs;
- “Other People,” by Colorist Mike Howell of Color Collective;
- “Rams,” by Colorist Norman Nisbet;
- “Sing Street,” by Colorist Donal O’Kane of Screen Scene;
- “Sleight,” by Colorist Jason Knutzen;
- “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” by Colorist Roman Hankewycz of Harbor Picture Company;
- “Swiss Army Man,” by Colorist Sofie Borup of Deluxe’s Company 3;
- “Trash Fire,” by Cinematographer and Colorist Shane Daly of Reb10digilab.com;
- “Under the Shadow,” by Colorist Filipe Fernandes of Creativity Media;
- “White Girl,” by Colorist Sam Daley of Technicolor PostWorks;
- “Wiener-Dog,” by Colorist Sam Daley of Technicolor PostWorks; and
- “Yoga Hosers,” by Colorist Mark Todd Osborne.
Product photos of Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera, DaVinci Resolve Studio, and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.