K.C. Lauf, videographer/cinematographer for the band Thirty Seconds to Mars, used Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera to capture every moment, both on stage and off, of the band’s 25-show Carnivores Tour. “Our motto is, ‘If you didn’t film it, it didn’t happen,’ which is why we film absolutely everything on tour,” says Lauf.
“For this kind of workflow, simplicity, mobility and reliability while maintaining quality are key,” he continues. “We don’t have time to deal with cumbersome drives, extra cables, slow speeds and a hassled post process. It’s why we chose the Pocket Cinema Camera. It was a snap to get high-quality footage off the SD cards, not to mention that the sensor provides huge dynamic range, which let us get all the details in one shot.”