I was kinda hoping to hear about the logistics of how to make 7 features in a year. Like how did he plan his life? Did he have a day job? I know that he only took a week to shoot (!!!), but did he write in such a way that there was overlap on the films? How did he gather enough people that presumably were industry pros without a budget to pay them (I'm presuming because day jobs usually stop major time commitments)?
If I were you, I'd grab a C100. Seems to be the only camera with the noise performance you want with decent DR. Set it to auto ISO and autofocus and enjoy. Also has things the DSLR bodies don't like built in ND filters.
Actually if I were shooting wildlife, I might opt for a used C300 over the C100 because of the weather sealing alone. FS5/FS7 are also worth a look.
I love BMD, but would stay away from them for your application because, as you mention about the pocket, they don't automate anything because their designed for a different purpose.
I'm glad others haven't seen the dual timeline before because now that I've seen it, it kinda seems like the obvious way to work now.
Like a lot of other editors, I make my selects of moments for a scene and leave them to the right and start building on the left, but this is much better...
I've been meaning to develop a lut and Deakins saying this just validates that I really should over the next week.
The blackmagic cams have about the same rolling shutter skew as the 5d2 did. Which is to say you shouldn't run down the street waving it wildly, but it's totally manageable.
So my question is can I use this option even if I don't have a UHD tv yet? Like how 4k Youtube videos look noticeably better on a non-4k computer monitor, will netflix downscale the better picture for 1080p sets?