Concluding our Pocket-centric series from last week, Jacob Burke and Martin Moody, both LA-based directors of photography, dropped by our studios to talk about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera after using it to shoot a documentary film earlier this year.
Says Moody, “We were looking for a small camera that could record in ProRes, a high quality format, and could take lenses we were familiar with” – which is exactly what they found in the BMPCC.
Burke mentions that the pair originally turned to the Pocket due to budgetary restrictions.
“We were taking a bit of a risk,” says Burke. “We had a new camera system and clients who demanded a certain quality, and we had plans of putting together a compact, usable, ‘dream package’ for this job. Then we came to Digital Film Studios, and were able to, in essentially one day, put together a package that we still use now.”
“It just works great on a professional and demanding level,” Moody says with a smile.
See the video below, and rent the BMPCC from DFS