January 29, 2021, 06:54 PM
Fremont, CA â€“ January 29, 2021 - Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous projects at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival were created using Blackmagic Design products. More than 35 films, episodic series and projects selected for the festival used Blackmagic Design gear, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, VFX and audio post production software, and more.
With an even more selective slate for this yearâ€™s hybrid festival, Blackmagic Design congratulates the distinguished projects that were chosen as part of Sundanceâ€™s 2021 lineup. This includes films such as â€œPassing,â€ which used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a slew of Blackmagic Design products on set, as well as within its VFX pipeline and for its final grade; â€œLand,â€ which was composited with Fusion Studio VFX software and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio; and â€œPlaying With Sharks,â€ which used a Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for additional shots and a Cintel Scanner to digitize archival footage.
Some of the Sundance Projects that Used Blackmagic Design Cameras and Gear During Production:
â€¢ â€œCensorâ€ Head of Scanning and Senior Colorist Paul Dean of Cinelab London used DaVinci Resolve to grade dailies;
â€¢ â€œFirst Dateâ€ Director and DP Manuel Crosby used URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras;
â€¢ â€œA Glitch in the Matrixâ€ Cinematographer George Feucht used DaVinci Resolve as part of his workflow in shooting practical elements of the film;
â€¢ â€œPassingâ€ DP Eduard Grau, ASC and DIT Zack Sainz used DaVinci Resolve Studio, as well as UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder capture and playback devices, for live stills capture and viewing footage for on set dailies creation, along with Mini Converter SDI Distribution 4K, Smart Videohub 20x20 router and Videohub Smart Control panel;
â€¢ â€œPlaying With Sharksâ€ DP Judd Overton used Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for additional shots, while Producer Bettina Dalton, along with The Footage Company, used Cintel Scanner to digitize archival footage;
â€¢ â€œR#Jâ€ DP Diego Madrigal used two Pocket Cinema Camera 6Ks for principal photography;
â€¢ â€œSeeds of Deceitâ€ DP Sjors Mosman used URSA Mini Pro G2 and two Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks; and
â€¢ â€œUsersâ€ DP Bennett Cerf used Pocket Cinema Camera 6K for select coverage.
â€œShooting on the URSA Mini 4.6K allowed us a great deal of dynamic range and color flexibility where needed,â€ said â€œFirst Dateâ€ Director and DP Manuel Crosby. â€œThe simple, user friendly camera interface worked quite well with our production. DaVinci Resolve Studio aided us in reviewing dailies and creating proxy files while on location, in addition to grading the finished film.â€
â€œColor grading by Cheeky Monkey Post utilized real time DNG and EXR workflows in its DaVinci Resolve Studio DI suite,â€ added Melissa M. Offutt, owner/founder of Cheeky Monkey Post, LLC.
Some of the Sundance Projects that used Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio for VFX:
â€¢ â€œ4 Feet Highâ€ and â€œ4 Feet High VRâ€ Animator MartÃn LÃ³pez Funes of Malditomaus and his team used Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve Studio for the projectsâ€™ VFX and VR;
â€¢ â€œThe Blazing Worldâ€ Compositor Joshua Puente used Fusion Studio, DaVinci Resolve Studio and DeckLink 4K capture and playback card for the filmâ€™s VFX;
â€¢ â€œLandâ€ Compositing Supervisor Jeremey Nelson of Moving Target used Fusion Studio for the filmâ€™s VFX;
â€¢ â€œMaydayâ€ VFX Producer & Artist Shaina Holmes of Flying Turtle Post, partnering with VFX Supervisor Andrew Lim of Entoptic, used Fusion Studio for a portion of the filmâ€™s compositing; and
â€¢ â€œOn the Count of Three,â€ â€œPassing,â€ â€œWiggle Roomâ€ and â€œThe World to Comeâ€ VFX Supervisor Alex Noble of Wild Union Post used DaVinci Resolve within his VFX pipeline for the films.
â€œThe speed and versatility of DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio made completing 70 VFX shots in a six week time frame feasible. All shots were previewed on a 4K 32â€ monitor and output at 4K with the DeckLink 4K card for preview. Having the ability to see the comps at this resolution and having real time playback made compositing so much faster,â€ said â€œThe Blazing Worldâ€ Compositor Joshua Puente.
Some of the Sundance Projects that Used DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Post Production:
â€¢ â€œAll Light, Everywhereâ€ was graded by MarÃa Carretero of Nice Shoes;
â€¢ â€œBruiserâ€ was graded by Seth Ricart of RCO;
â€¢ â€œCuspâ€ was graded by Andrew Francis, using DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, UltraStudio 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR converter;
â€¢ â€œFirst Dateâ€ was graded by Ryan J. Orozco of Cheeky Monkey Post;
â€¢ â€œA Glitch in the Matrixâ€ was graded by Joel Ides of Anarchy Post;
â€¢ â€œHomeroomâ€ was graded by Kent Pritchett of Color A Go-Go, while Online Editor Alex Exline used DaVinci Resolve Studio for online editing and finishing;
â€¢ â€œHuman Factorsâ€ was graded by Anders Christensen;
â€¢ â€œI Was a Simple Manâ€ was graded by Nat Jencks of Goldcrest Post;
â€¢ â€œJockeyâ€ was graded by SÃ©rgio Pasqualino Jr. of Bleach Color Grading, while On Set Editor Courtney Ware used DaVinci Resolve Studio for dailies;
â€¢ â€œLandâ€ was graded by Joe Gawler of HARBOR;
â€¢ â€œMa Belle, My Beautyâ€ was graded by Bradley Greer of Kyotocolor, with Cinematographer Lauren Guiteras also using DaVinci Resolve Studio to set looks during preproduction;
â€¢ â€œMaydayâ€ was graded by Marcy Robinson of Goldcrest Post;
â€¢ â€œMy Name is Pauli Murrayâ€ was graded by Ken Sirulnick at Goldcrest Post;
â€¢ â€œPassingâ€ was graded by Roman Hankewycz of HARBOR;
â€¢ â€œPhilly D.A.â€ was graded by Natacha Ikoli of Nice Dissolve, with DI Supervisor Pierce Varous also using DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, UltraStudio 4K, Mini Converters SDI to HDMI, DeckLinks and DeckLink Mini Monitors for remote editing;
â€¢ â€œThe Pink Cloudâ€ was graded by Daniel Dode of Post Frontier - Brazil;
â€¢ â€œR#Jâ€ was graded by Robert Crosby of Neptune Post;
â€¢ â€œSabayaâ€ was graded by Andreas SÃ¶derberg;
â€¢ â€œSearchersâ€ was graded by Daniel Claridge;
â€¢ â€œStrawberry Mansionâ€ was graded by Matt Riggieri of Digital Cave;
â€¢ â€œSuperiorâ€ was graded by Roman Hankewycz of HARBOR;
â€¢ â€œTaming the Gardenâ€ was graded by Rodney Musso of Color Grade Geneva with additional grading from Niko Tarielashvili of Tbilisi;
â€¢ â€œTogether Togetherâ€ was graded by Nicholas Hasson of Light Iron, a Panavision Company;
â€¢ â€œTry Harder!â€ was graded by Kent Pritchett of Color A Go-Go;
â€¢ â€œUsersâ€ was graded online by Natalia Mercado of Cinema Maquina;
â€¢ â€œWhite Weddingâ€ was graded by Marcy Robinson of Goldcrest Post; and
â€¢ â€œYou Wouldn't Understandâ€ was graded by Chris DiBerardino of Technicolor PostWorks.
â€œâ€˜All Light, Everywhereâ€™ was incredibly complex, with over 100 different frame rates and unusual acquisition formats. Additionally, due to the sensitive nature of the content, we had a very limited time frame to work within,â€ explained Katie Hinsen, EP Dailies and Digital Intermediate, Nice Shoes. â€œConforming and grading at the same time was essential. DaVinci Resolve Studioâ€™s color management and collaborative toolsets were key to getting a flawless film to screen under these circumstances, without any long hours or added pressure on the team.â€
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Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous projects at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival were created using Blackmagic Design products. More than 35 films, episodic series and projects selected for the festival used Blackmagic Design gear, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, VFX and audio post production software, and more.
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