Tim Buttner - Multi-Media Expert


Tim is a Multi-Media Expert with skills that span various forms of media. Tim began writing screenplays before he was twelve, completing his first feature-length screenplay at sixteen. He began filming in high school and at seventeen gained experience interning at Edgewood Studios on the set of Zombie Town. Tim continued to study film at Drexel University, establishing himself in the Stereoscopic 3D revolution after attending workshops in New York City with Florian Maier on Stereoscopic Film Production. After graduating from Drexel's Film & Video Program with a Bachelor of Science, and with a Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor, Tim worked for Digital Revolution Studios under Craig Tanner and further worked in stereoscopic 3D. While at Drexel Tim co-founded a company (One Forest Films) with high school friends and for several years helped build the company as CTO, and Chief Web Designer. Tim has been a contributing writer for MarketSaw, and as well selected as a Beta Tester for Blackmagic Design on the URSA Mini 4.6K camera.


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CINEMATOGRAPHY REEL



EDITOR & VXF REEL



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sevices and rates

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Tim is also a contributing writer to MarketSaw, a 3D blog. Check it out: www.marketsaw.com




  Filmography


Commercials


Music Videos


Short Films


Web Series


Live Events


 



 

 

—Favorite Quotes—

"Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle." — Robert Bresson

"'Nobody's perfect' is the line that most sums up my work. There is no comedy, no drama about perfect people." — Billy Wilder

"Structure depends on strategy: strategy is determined according to events." — Cao Cao, from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

"I shall hang my 'lecturing' on the same peg with my other failures and follies. It must be a long peg and a strong peg to hold them all." — George Perkins Marsh

"Will the science of the human heart, around which all contemporary art is based, exhaust so completely the writer's powers of imagination that in future the only novels that are written will be chronicles of various events?" — Giovanni Verga

"Train easy, fight hard… and die.
 Train hard, fight easy… and win." — Unknown

 

—Personal Quotes—

"Movies are not watched. They are an encounter with a life's experience not your own."

"I'm well trained in the art of turning shit to gold."

"'My favorite movies are the ones inside my head."

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera

 

Tech Specs:

  Blackmagic URSA Mini (4.6K)
Effective Sensor Size 25.34mm x 14.25mm (Super 35)
Effective Resolution 4608 x 2592
Shooting Resolutions 4608 x 2592
4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9)
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI 1.89:1)
4608 x 1920 (4.6K 2.4:1)
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD 16:9)
3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic)
2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9)
2048 x 1080 (2K DCI 1.89:1)
1920 x 1080 (HD 16:9)
Shutter Rolling Shutter
Exposure Latitude 15 stops
Frame Rates Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
Slow-motion frame rates of 4.6K up to 60 fps, and 2K up to 120 fps.
Exposure Index ISO Presets: 200, 400, 800, & 1600
Lens Mount EF
Recording Media Slots 2X CFast 2.0
Recording Formats CinemaDNG Raw (Lossless 3:1/4:1 Compressed) @ 4608 x 2592, 4096 x 2304, and 2048 x 1152 (film dynamic range)
Apple ProRes @ 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (film or video dynamic range)
Data Rates 4608 x 2592:
CinemaDNG Raw - 513 MB/s | 30.06 GB/m | 1.76 TB/hr
CinemaDNG Raw 3:1 - 180 MB/s | 10.55 GB/m | 632.81 GB/hr
CinemaDNG Raw 4:1 - 135 MB/s | 7.91 GB/m | 474.60 GB/hr

3840 x 2160:
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 250 MB/s | 14.57 GB/m (1989 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 444 - 165 MB/s | 9.71 GB/m (1326 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s | 6.47 GB/m (884 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s | 4.31 GB/m (589 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s | 3 GB/m (410 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s | 1.33 GB/m (182 Mb/s)

1920 x 1080:
Apple ProRes 444 XQ - 62.5 MB/s | 3.62 GB/m (495 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 444 - 41.25 MB/s | 2.42 GB/m (330 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s | 1.61 GB/m (220 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s | 1.08 GB/m (147 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s | 765 MB/m (102 Mb/s)
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s | 337.5 MB/m (45 Mb/s)

Rates based on 30 frames per second.
MB/s = Megabytes per second
MB/m = Megabytes per minute
GB/m = Gigabytes per minute
GB/hr = Gigabytes per hour
TB/hr = Terabytes per hour
Mb/s - Megabits per second
Weight 2.27 kg / 5 lbs
Dimensions Length: 312 mm/12.3", width: 155 mm/6.1", height: 244 mm/9.6"
Connectors
Output:   1 x 12G-SDI -- 10-bit 4:2:2
Input   1 x 12G-SDI
Reference   1 x Reference input
Timecode   1 x Timecode input
Analog Audio Inputs   2 x XLR analog switchable between mic and line levels. Phantom power support.
Audio Output   3.5mm stereo headphone jack
SDI Audio Output   2-channel
Remote Control   2 x 2.5mm LANC input for Rec Start/Stop, plus Iris and Focus control using compatible lenses.
USB   1 x USB 2.0 mini type B for software updates

 

Addition Cinema Camera Information

 

Sensor Size:


Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K Windows

Window

4.6K

4.6K (2.4:1)

3K Anamorphic

4K (16x9)

4K DCI

UHD

2K (16x9)

2K DCI

HD

Pixel Width

4608

4608

3072

4096

4096

3840

2048

2048

1920

Pixel Height 

2592

1920

2560

2304

2160

2160

1152

1080

1080

Sensor Width

25.34

25.34

16.89

22.52

22.52

21.12

11.26

11.26

10.56

Sensor Height 

14.25

10.56

14.07

12.67

11.88

11.88

6.33

5.94

5.94


ISO Dynamic Range Shift:


Chroma Subsampling Info:


Bit Depth:


Bit Depth Shades of RGB Possible Colors
8 256 16.7 Million
10 1,024 1.07 Billion
12 4,096 68.72 Billion
14 16,384 4.34 Trillion
16 65,536 281 Trillion