We are delighted to announce that Blackmagic Design, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology, have donated two state-of-the-art digital film cameras which have helped us to train aspiring young filmmakers from the North West for future careers in the industry.
We have been using the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4K and the URSA Mini 4.6K to train participants in our BFI Film Academy, an award-winning training course which is currently working with 18 talented young filmmakers, covering everything from practical filmmaking to film theory, programming, distribution and certification. It involves over 80 hours of training over two months delivered by industry professionals.
“We are delighted to have the support of Blackmagic Design”, says Dave Moutrey, our Chief Executive. “This is a phenomenal chance for our young people to work with industry-standard equipment and prepare them for their future careers in the film and television industries, and their donation has taken our training programme to the next level.”
“The quality of the footage we were able to capture using the cameras was unbelievable and so professional looking,” says Will, one of this year’s Academy intake. “I felt lucky to be able to use such an amazing piece of technology,” while his colleague Ellie was equally effusive. “To get first-hand, practical experience of using kit that is so highly regarded in the industry has definitely helped to improve my filmmaking skills and knowledge.”