Released in 2004, Martin Scorsese's film “The Aviator” used color grading, original news footage, intense lighting, and compositing to create the Hell's Angels movie premiere scene. Cinematographer Robert Richardson won the academy award for his work.
We took the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into various shooting environments to test its crop factor, dynamic range, resolving power, aliasing, moiré, color reproduction, low light, rolling shutter and audio. Here is some of our footage.
So you've got the camera set up, your talent is miked up perfectly, and the shot looks stunning. Your audio guy (or perhaps you if you've got a small crew) slips on the headphones, and that's when he hears it. The windstorm that seems to be blowing a hurricane force wind directly into your mic.
You have your fancy on-camera expert, your fancy DSLR that does 60 frames per second at a million megapixels, and some very fancy lighting equipment in the form of those awesome LED panels, but all anybody can think of when they look at your video is why are all those dirty dishes on the table behind that guy? Is anyone going to finish that sandwich? It's going to get ants.
Ridley Scott's cult classic “Blade Runner” has been a work in progress that has spanned 25 years. Cinematographer Jordan Cronenwith took the film noir look to new heights and created a gritty, neon filled future. While continuity errors plagued the first version of the film, “Blade Runner The Final Cut” took advantage of modern technology to fix them.