Movie Level Magic With Blackmagic Design

April 21, 2022 • 4 min read


And the winner is...

The Oscars are over now, and while the only thing anybody will talk about is The Slap, don’t let that distract you from the many overlooked gems in filmmaking. Behind the scenes, Blackmagic Design made a significant impact on filmmaking this past year.

This year there were scores of Oscar-nominated films that utilized Blackmagic Design gear during production including:

  • Attica DP Kevin J. Burroughs used ATEM Mini live production switcher to show camera angles during remote interviews for the documentary;
  • CODA DIT Leonard A. Mazzone used Smart Videohub 16×16 router and UltraStudio 4K capture and playback device for on set work;
  • Free Guy DIT Daniel A. Hernandez used DaVinci Resolve Studio and UltraStudios for on set work; and
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home” VFX Supervisor Kelly Port used five Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks as witness cameras during VFX shooting.

DaVinci Resolve is used by beginners and professionals because it’s just so easy to use. This year's Oscar-nominated movies that used DaVinci Resolve in post-production include:

  • Ascension was graded by Cédric von Niederhäusern using DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel;
  • Belfast was graded by Rob Pizzey and online edited and finished by Russell White, both of Goldcrest Post;
  • Don’t Look Up was graded by Matt Wallach of Company 3;
  • Drive My Car was graded by Yumeto Kitayama of Imagica Entertainment Media Services, Inc.;
  • Free Guy was graded by Skip Kimball of Company 3;
  • The Hand of God was graded, conformed and finished by Grande Mela Digital Film Srl, which also provided dailies color services;
  • Lead Me Home was graded by Leo Hallal and online edited and finished by Ashley Pagán of ZAP Zoetrope Aubry Productions;
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines was graded by Natasha Leonnet of Company 3;
  • Nightmare Alley was graded by Stefan Sonnenfeld of Company 3, with DaVinci Resolve Studio also being used in the VFX pipeline by the team at MR. X (which has since merged with the MPC brand);
  • No Time to Die was graded by Matt Wallach of Company 3, with DaVinci Resolve Studio also being used in the VFX pipeline by VFX Supervisor Matt Tinsley of TPO VFX;
  • On My Mind was edited, composited, graded and finished by Thomas Engell of Sound Sunrise;
  • The Power of the Dog was graded by Trish Cahill at Soundfirm;
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was graded by Jill Bogdanowicz and additional colorists Jared Pecht and Charles Bunnag, all of Company 3;
  • Spider-Man™: No Way Home was graded by Jill Bogdanowicz of Company 3, with DaVinci Resolve Studio also being used in the VFX pipeline by the team at MR. X (which has since merged with the MPC brand) and by VFX Supervisor Ed Bruce’s team in SSVFX who used it for VFX editorial, dailies and reviews, and live color sessions;
  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) was graded by Yohance Brown;
  • Three Songs for Benazir was graded by Brian Hutchings, with IMF delivery completed by Joe Bogdanovic at Different By Design;
  • tick, tick…BOOM! was graded by Stephen Nakamura of Company 3;
  • West Side Story VFX Supervisor Aaron Weintraub of MR. X (which has since merged with the MPC brand) used DaVinci Resolve Studio in the VFX pipeline; and
  • When We Were Bullies was graded by Robert Arnold of Lateral Films using DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture and playback card, DeckLink Mini Recorders and Mini Converters SDI to Audio.

With Blackmagic Design products, it’s so much easier to achieve that movie-level quality in your videos and photographs. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K, Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 6K, and Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 6K Pro are available now at SabrePC and include a free copy of Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We are happy to recommend which camera would work best for whatever you are trying to do.


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