Filmmaker Shoots Short Film for Arts Council England and Channel 4 with URSA Mini 4.6K

Date: 06/11/2017
Filmmaker Shoots Short Film for Arts Council England and Channel 4 with URSA Mini 4.6K
Blackmagic Design today announced that independent filmmaker Aaron Dunleavy has produced his latest short film, Strays, using the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K digital film camera and DaVinci Resolve for color correction.
Commissioned for Channel 4s Random Acts, the film explores a dark and unsettling world taken over by children. Strays has been scheduled for broadcast in series 4 of Channel 4's Random Acts.
The Random Acts education, training and production program is backed by Arts Council England in partnership with Channel 4 and delivered in the North of England by Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), HOME (Manchester) and True North Productions (Leeds).
Aaron worked with DoP, Chris Spurdens, with whom he has collaborated on both of his previous short films. As all of my work is heavily improvised, it takes an enormous amount of flexibility and skill from a DoP to capture a scene so spontaneously, begins Dunleavy. There were many one-off moments caught by Chris; it takes a lot of trust and understanding to work in this way.
Having shot his earlier shorts on smaller DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, stepping up to the URSA Mini 4.6K was a big deal according to Aaron. Without even mentioning the obvious benefits of improved image quality and formats, the production process improves dramatically.
Spurdens adds: We rigged up the camera with a whole range of accessories, including an ARRI Mattebox with 4x5 ND Filters, a Teradek HD-SDI wireless transmitter and even an Easyrig camera support. I am amazed at just how versatile and adaptable the URSA Mini is. It can be small and lightweight if required, or built up into a fully fledged cinema rig when needed.
Aside from the physical form factor, the ecosystem and software were a dream to work with compared to DSLR or Mirrorless systems. Working within broadcast standards, we had to ensure that we were recording to a professional and high-quality format, and the URSA Mini enabled us to do so with ease. The workflow and transition from production to post-production was seamless.
Aaron completed the entire post process, including edit and grade on a mid 2012 specced MacBook Pro. Having completed the offline edit, I then took the project XML into DaVinci Resolve for the online edit and grade. I wanted to retain the gritty visual style, established in my previous work, but with a more stylized cinematic aesthetic. The workflow and transition from production to post was seamless. In fact we recorded everything in ProRes 4444 at 50fps and used off board recording on the URSA Mini so that we could review everything on set as it would appear in post, he explains.
Shooting on film has always been a massive dream of mine and so the opportunity to work with Blackmagics 4.6K sensor gave us a nice hybrid approach, concludes Dunleavy. Not only did it allow us to capture a film like texture digitally, we also had plenty of dynamic range to work with in post which allowed us to heighten those qualities in the grade.


Tags: Independent Filmmaker | Short Film | Blackmagic Design | URSA Mini 4.6K | Channel 4 | Random Acts | Arts Council England | DaVinci Resolve
Submitted by Patrick Hussey (Blackmagic design)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

    Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

  • Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

    Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

  • Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

  • ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

  • Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

    Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic at IBC2011

    Blackmagic at IBC2011

  • Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

  • Autodesk at NAB 2013

    Autodesk at NAB 2013

  • Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011


Related Shows
  • BroadcastShow Christmas Special

    BroadcastShow Christmas Special


Related Articles
  • League of Legends European Masters

    League of Legends European Masters

  • Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look

    Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look

  • Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios

    Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios

  • Capturing the spirit of Mexico

    Capturing the spirit of Mexico

  • Strays - Telling a dark tale

    Strays - Telling a dark tale

  • Welcome to the world of filming The Island with Bear Grylls

    Welcome to the world of filming The Island with Bear Grylls

  • DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed

    DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed

  • The future of post production

    The future of post production

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed

    Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed

  • Posting Rovers on DaVinci Resolve

    Posting Rovers on DaVinci Resolve

  • Our Time At NAB 2016

    Our Time At NAB 2016

  • Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

    Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

  • How I shoot those Amazing Spaces

    How I shoot those Amazing Spaces

  • The First Musketeer

    The First Musketeer

  • The Digital Production Partnership

    The Digital Production Partnership

  • Review: DaVinci Resolve 10

    Review: DaVinci Resolve 10

  • The joys of the outside broadcast!

    The joys of the outside broadcast!

  • A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic

    A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic

  • Is 4K the end of the line?

    Is 4K the end of the line?

  • A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design

    A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design

  • Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex

    Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex

  • Live from the supermarket car park

    Live from the supermarket car park

  • Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

    Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

  • Plan Bs Playing with Fire Gets the DaVinci Resolve Treatment

    Plan Bs Playing with Fire Gets the DaVinci Resolve Treatment

  • Is it time to review your colour grading toolset?

    Is it time to review your colour grading toolset?

  • Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom

    Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom

  • Camera innovations from IBC

    Camera innovations from IBC

  • TV-BAY questions Jason R Moffat

    TV-BAY questions Jason R Moffat

  • ARE QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED?

    ARE QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNISED?

  • Grading across the Atlantic

    Grading across the Atlantic

  • Convergence Grading for Stereoscopic 3D Broadcast with DaVinci Resolve

    Convergence Grading for Stereoscopic 3D Broadcast with DaVinci Resolve

  • TV Bay Questions

    TV Bay Questions

  • tv-bay questions

    tv-bay questions

  • tv-bay questions

    tv-bay questions

  • tv-bay Questions

    tv-bay Questions

  • tv-bay questions

    tv-bay questions

  • TV Bay Questions

    TV Bay Questions

  • Making the grade

    Making the grade

  • USB 3 King of Connectivity

    USB 3 King of Connectivity

  • Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design

    Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design

  • Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD

    Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD

  • Dont Drink from the Mainstream.

    Dont Drink from the Mainstream.


News
AVN-CU4 Commentator Unit, 4 Commentators Posted: 20/09/2018
AVN-CU4 Commentator Unit, 4 Commentators

Sonifex recently premiered at IBC 2018 its new AVN-CU4 which is a portable commentator unit using Dante® AoIP.

Tags: Sonifex | AVN-CU4 | Dante | Commentator
Submitted by Sonifex Ltd
More from this author
AVN-CU2 Commentator Unit, 2 Commentators Posted: 20/09/2018
AVN-CU2 Commentator Unit, 2 Commentators
Sonifex recently premiered at IBC 2018 its new AVN-CU2 which is a portable commentator unit using Dante® AoIP.
Tags: Sonifex | AVN-CU2 | Dante | Commentator
Submitted by Sonifex Ltd
More from this author
ACCESS NetFront Browser BE DTV Profile Selected for Panasonics New DIGA Blu-Ray Disc Recorder to Support New 4K Satellite Broadcasts Posted: 20/09/2018
ACCESS NetFront Browser BE DTV Profile Selected for Panasonics New DIGA Blu-Ray Disc Recorder to Support New 4K Satellite Broadcasts

ACCESS CO., LTD announced that its NetFrontTM Browser BE v2 DTV Profile, latest version of the high-performance browser for televisions, has been selected by Panasonic Corporation for its DIGA Blu-ray disc recorder with built-in 4K tuner (DMR-SUZ2060), to be released for the Japanese market.Panasonic plans to release DMR-SUZ2060 with NetFrontBrowser on November 16, 2018.

Tags: ACCESS | Panansonic | 4K
Submitted by platformcomms
More from this author
HHB Communications hosts launch of iZotope, Inc. new solutions at IBC2018 Posted: 19/09/2018
HHB Communications hosts launch of iZotope, Inc. new solutions at IBC2018

HHB Communications Ltd(HHB), a global leader in professional audio technology, today announced that iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, will showcase an array of new solutions on the HHB Communications stand 8.D56 at IBC2018.

Tags: HHB | iZotope
Submitted by Bubble Communications
More from this author
HHB COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES NUGEN AUDIO WILL SHOWCASE POST-PRODUCTION BUNDLES AT IBC2018 Posted: 19/09/2018
HHB COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES NUGEN AUDIO WILL SHOWCASE POST-PRODUCTION BUNDLES AT IBC2018

HHB Communications Ltd (HHB), a global leader in professional audio technology, today announced NUGEN Audio will showcase its postproduction bundles, as well as updates to its Loudness Toolkit bundle, for the first time in Europe on HHB Communications stand 8.D56 at IBC2018.

Tags: HHB
Submitted by Bubble Communications
More from this author
HHB COMMUNICATIONS TO SHOWCASE WOHLER TECHNOLOGIES iAM RANGE OF IP MONITORING SOLUTIONS AT IBC2018 Posted: 19/09/2018
HHB COMMUNICATIONS TO SHOWCASE WOHLER TECHNOLOGIES iAM RANGE OF IP MONITORING SOLUTIONS AT IBC2018

HHB Communications Ltd (HHB), a global leader in professional audio technology, today announced that Wohler Technologies will showcase its iAM range of IP monitoring solutions, together with a selection of legacy products, on HHB Communications stand 8.D56 at IBC2018.

Tags: HHB | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by Bubble Communications
More from this author
HARMAN PROFESSIONAL SYSTEMS TO SHOWCASE STUDER VISTA 5 BLACK EDITION ON HHB STAND AT IBC2018 Posted: 19/09/2018
HARMAN PROFESSIONAL SYSTEMS TO SHOWCASE STUDER VISTA 5 BLACK EDITION ON HHB STAND AT IBC2018

HHB Communications Ltd (HHB), a global leader in professional audio technology, today announced HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, will showcase the Studer Vista 5 Black Edition (BE) on the HHB Communications stand 8.D56 at IBC2018.

Tags: HHB | Audio | HARMAN | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by Bubble Communications
More from this author
GOAAAAAL Media Leaders Score with Amazon Web Services in Comprehensive Coverage of Worlds Most Popular Sports Event Posted: 18/09/2018
GOAAAAAL   Media Leaders Score with Amazon Web Services in Comprehensive Coverage of World and rsquo;s Most Popular Sports Event

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that leading national broadcast rights holders, pay TV providers, and sports programmers used AWS, including AWS Elemental Media Services, to power live streamed experiences as an estimated 3.4 billion people watched the 2018 football tournament that concluded earlier this summer. AWS Elemental solutions were also used in the central equipment room by the tournament host broadcaster.

Tags: AWS | sports | streaming | broadcast | football | soccer | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by AWS Elemental
More from this author
DPA Microphones Chalks Up Impressive Sales Results In Germany Posted: 18/09/2018
DPA Microphones Chalks Up Impressive Sales Results In Germany
DPA Microphones’ philosophy of getting closer to dealers and customers has paid dividends in Germany where its new dedicated sales team and reorganized partner structure is achieving results that have exceeded the company’s initial expectations by far.
Tags: DPA Microphones | Germany | Martin Kaaber | New German Website
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
The Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Becomes The First Facility In China To Install PMC QB1-A Active Monitors Posted: 18/09/2018
The Zhejiang Conservatory of Music Becomes The First Facility In China To Install PMC QB1-A Active Monitors
The Zhejiang Conservatory of Music has installed a pair of PMC QB1-A Active ultra high-resolution monitors, making this the first facility in China to invest in PMC’s flagship studio monitoring range.
Tags: PMC Speakers | Zhejiang Conservatory of Music | QB1-A Main Monitors | China First Sale
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
Anevia Partners with Viaccess-Orca to Provide Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming Solution Posted: 17/09/2018
Anevia Partners with Viaccess-Orca to Provide Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming Solution

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, is partnering with Viaccess-Orca to provide audiences with an ultra-low latency live streaming solution which they are showcasing at this year’s IBC.

Tags: Anevia | Viaccess Orca | Broadcast | Streaming | OTT | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by Whiteoaks
More from this author
ANEVIA PARTNERS WITH RED BEE MEDIA TO DELIVER LOW LATENCY MANAGED OTT SERVICES Posted: 17/09/2018
ANEVIA PARTNERS WITH RED BEE MEDIA TO DELIVER LOW LATENCY MANAGED OTT SERVICES

Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, has partnered with Red Bee Media to deliver low latency managed OTT services that enable any company, no matter their content or audience, to launch their own OTT channel within minutes. Anevia’s Genova Live software video encoder is a key part of Red Bee Media’s modular OTT platform, built on a microservices architecture that is operated in the Cloud to provide both flexibility and scalability. The solution was one of the first deployments of a Dockerized OTT video streaming services for live events and was used when Red Bee Media enabled McDonalds to show all FIFA 2018 World Cup matches in all their restaurants in Sweden.

Tags: Anevia | Broadcast | Red Bee | OTT | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by Whiteoaks
More from this author
Video Clarity at IBC2018 Posted: 17/09/2018
Video Clarity at IBC2018
Making its European debut at IBC2018 is ClearView 9.0, the latest software release for Video Clarity’s ClearView line of video quality analyzers. Driven by customer input, version 9.0 provides several new features that help day-to-day users save time and get more utility from their existing ClearView systems. One major update is NIQE, a new high-performance, no-reference metric that provides accurate quality measurement when a source reference is not available — as is often the case in today’s cloud-based delivery workflows. Other new features include 12-bit video image support for file import, record and play operations, and HDR signaling for HDMI on ClearView outputs.
Tags: Video Clarity | automated QoE | video monitoring solutions | IP video servers | video quality analyzers | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by Dundee Hills Group
More from this author
ATEME Partners with NexGuard Posted: 17/09/2018
ATEME Partners with NexGuard

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has partnered with NexGuard for integrating Network ID watermarking with BISS-CA (EBU Tech 3292-1) within ATEME’s product portfolio.

Tags: ATEME | Broadcast | Watermarking | BISS-CA
Submitted by Whiteoaks
More from this author
DPA Delivers Exquisite Sound With Its Tiniest Ever Microphone Capsules Posted: 17/09/2018
DPA Delivers Exquisite Sound With Its Tiniest Ever Microphone Capsules

In direct response to feedback from the theatre, film and television industries, DPA Microphones is adding to its d:screet™ and d:fine™ ranges by introducing its smallest ever high end pro audio microphone capsule.

Tags: DPA Microphones | Sub Miniature Microphones | d:screet 6060 | d:fine 6066 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>