This looks way better on Vimeo. Horrid compression here. Check it out...you can also download the prores proxy version there: https://vimeo.com/72996911
Sorry I replaced the previous version. This is better. It has a nicer grade plus a tiny bit of warp stabilise on some shots. Very subtle though!
Filmed on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
With the lovely actress Kate Loustau @kate_loustau
See the review of the camera at gopb.co/pocket
Graded with Film Convert using Provia Stock. 10% off at gopb.co/filmconvert
Music courtesy of The Music Bed. Holly Maher "Hiding Place"
All shots on the London Eye filmed in "stealth mode" No rig and one lens. The SLR Magic 12mm F1.6 with a Schneider Optics Variable ND
Shots at Waterlook Bridge shot with the Samyang/ Rokinon 35mm F1.4 and Metabones Speed Booster for MFT Nikon Mount. I used the Zacuto Marauder RIg to get fluid handheld motion. Much better!
St Paul's Cathedral shot filmed with the Leica 90mm F2 on a tripod!
A huge thanks to actress Kate Loustau who I asked if she wouldn't mind letting me film her for a few shots to test out the Pocket Camera for my review in exchange for dinner. If she had known she probably would have preferred to have gone hungry!
The London Eye is ridiculously strict about what you use camera wise in the capsules. Multiple lenses, tripods, video camera are a big fat no. Had many a...disagreement in the past :)
This was filmed for Part 2 of my Blackmagic Pocket Camera Review which is almost finished in edit. Part 1 is done but I can't export it due to major computer issues. I shall keep trying!
Thanks again to Kate. You made this piece lovely.
Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 30-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs.