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Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

6 thoughts on “Rick Young takes BlackMagics Cinema Camera out for a spin

  1. Thanks for posting this. The images look good— though I am personally not a fan of the tight shutter angle. It gives the pelicans that pixelated-animation-strobe (no motion-blur) look. It also seems to intensify my awareness of the slight tripod instability on the longer lensed shots. I wonder if perhaps Rick was shooting without ND filters, which forced him to trim the shutter speed for exposure control?

  2. I’m sure Rick will be thrilled with this ‘copy and paste’ journalism Philip. Please be reminded of the amount of time, energy and commitment it takes to get interviews like this.

    At least point people towards his site rather than embedding the interview in your own site for your own gain.

  3. 100% correct Rick will be very pleased…I have given some exposure for his new web site and please be reminded that Rick and I are good friends and I don’t need sarcastic, jealous comments from someone who thinks he knows better.

    I do have a permanent web link to Ricks web site if you care to use your eyes, don’t I remember you promised not to read my blog the last time you wrote to me!

  4. Well, it’s good that you are providing a link to Rick’s site. He works very hard to get the stories and I’m protective over his work.

    Many people copy and paste other people’s hard work into their site rather than generate their own content. It’s tempting as it’s ‘easy’ content.

    With this particular article, it’s not obvious where the link back to Movie Machine is and at first glance it looks like a copy and paste article.

    I guess you’ve clarified that for me.

    Rick and I work together fairly regularly of late and I’ve come to know how committed and hard working he is.

    I apologise if I jumped in with both feet.

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