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02/07/2014

Derek Yee Selects Blackmagic 4K Cam

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Award winning director Derek Yee has purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film 'I Am Somebody'.

When preparing for his film 'I Am Somebody', which tells the story of small time actors working as extras in Hengdian, the world’s largest film studio, Yee wanted a portable compact 4K cinema camera.
Chi Ying Chan, DP of the film, best known for his work on 'The Man with the Iron Fists', 'DOA: Dead or Alive', 'Finding Mr. Right' and 'Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame', recommended the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
"It is a good camera for us since it has enough resolution and dynamic range for our film projects and the detail is quite amazing. We tried the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K to key out some blue/green screen footage and the result was satisfying, which means it could be used as a great CG source camera as well," said Chan. "Its menu design is so user friendly that you can quickly locate the setting you want to adjust on the built in touch screen and it’s also good to see what you are shooting and have shot on the screen."
"Due to the documentary nature of our film 'I Am Somebody', Mr.Yee thought that the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K would be extremely useful as the compact design of the camera would allow us to conceal the camera very nicely and would be able to capture some unique shots of real interaction between the actor and the people and environment around them, making our movie extremely authentic," said Douglas Chang, coordinator of Yee’s production team.
According to Chang, Yee wanted the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for underwater shoots.
"As soon as he heard that the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is able to produce film quality imagery with minimal accessories and manageable size, he asked his friend, who is the owner of the underwater housing company Nauticam, to produce a housing that fits the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K," said Chang. "Mr. Yee does have several upcoming projects that will require underwater shooting. Purchasing the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K will give us a good chance to do tests and experiments."
"The affordability of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K means more talented people now could get their own high quality 4K cinema camera at a much lower cost, which would move the whole filmmaking industry to a higher level," Chi Ying Chan concluded.
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