March 12, 2013
By Melody Uy
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Blackmagic Design Can You Tell-y Me How to Get to a Billion? Counting the ‘You’s’ in YouTube DaVinci Resolve Diamond Brothers Jason Diamond Josh Diamond Sesame Street Timur Civan
Beijing – Blackmagic Design announced today that directors Josh and Jason Diamond of the Diamond Brothers shot Sesame Workshop’s, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, Can You Tell-y Me How to Get to a Billion? and Counting the ‘You’s’ in YouTube videos with Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Josh and Jason Diamond worked with DP Timur Civan on the four day shoot, and NYC based freelance colorist, Juan Salvo, used Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve to color the project.
“Shooting ProRes was a plus in that we were trying to find the best ISO to f-stop ratio. All the characters have fur and fringe, and there’s much more fine detail,” said Josh. “Being able to try a couple shots in various settings then pop the SSD out and quickly pull some keys in After Effects directly from the SSD was a huge time saver. We were able to compare and contrast while setting up so we weren’t fighting with it in post. There was no secondary processing or transcoding to go through.”