How to Light the Whole Street for Night Shoots on a Budget

We put the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro to the test in this night shoot.

In this collaboration between Blackmagic Design and No Film School, our own Charles Haine got his hands on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro and decided to put the camera through its paces. Check out how the shoot was put together and the stellar footage the team captured below!

Charles was especially interested in working with the new higher ISO setting. That's because 3200 ISO is useful for night shoots and night walk and talks.

If you're a filmmaker wanting to shoot characters at night who also are in motion, you're going to run into changing light temperatures and light sources, and you need a camera that's just as flexible and shoots RAW. You also need something small, that can be affordably stabilized, and will shoot great footage in low light.

A camera like the 6K Pro opens up the playing field for many indie filmmakers, who can now capture great-looking night footage at a lower budget. And we want to show you how we did it.

To test the 6K Pro's capabilities, No Film School called up some talented bikers in New York and just let them do their thing.

For more on the technical details of this shoot, be sure to check out this post.

Charles also offers insight on this week's podcast, so give it a listen.

And don't forget to follow Corey, Mell, and Kyle on Instagram.     

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Great video, thanks for doing this!

July 5, 2021 at 7:32AM, Edited July 5, 7:32AM

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