Philip Bloom “Hiding Place” Blackmagic Pocket Camera Shoot.


Here is part .05 of the massive review of the BMPCC by Philip Bloom. The camera seems to have a few hurdles to overcome before it’s ready for primetime. We might expect  firmware updates in the near future. The BMPCC produces a very natural filmic look. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

Here is a rip from the Vimeo post.

“Filmed on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

With the lovely actress Kate Loustau @kate_loustau

Graded with Film Convert using Provia Stock. 10% off at

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!”

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.