Thanks for the story, I can relate to much of what you said so that is good knowledge. Are you pleased you bought the pocket cinema camera over the production 2.5? I've been reading reviews and so many talk about the similarities, I for one love the idea of a smaller body as I feel it makes a camera more versatile. I often use footage from my gopro in my shorts as well.
Have you had much experience with tracking shots with blackmagic pocket camera?
I have a 5d mk2 and I only use it for shooting short films and the occasional music video. The main reason I'm thinking of upgrading is because I've saved some money to buy some extra film equipment, and then I thought why not upgrade my camera. I've always been happy with the quality of image from my 5d but if I have an opportunity to improve the quality, that is something I'd like to think about. My main worries with the Blackmagic is, at the moment I normally bring in an editor and colour grader, but if while doing practice shoots especially I then have to start grading more myself to make something, I don't think that's for me.
I'm also wanting to shoot an independent feature film within the next year or so, so I'm also looking to buy something with that in mind too.
Any thoughts or feedback on this would be great.