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.


REELS:

CINEMATOGRAPHY REEL



EDITOR & VXF REEL



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sevices and rates

equipment and post


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 Equipment

 

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K (Beta; Kochab) on Ski Mountain

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K Packed in CineBag
Camera
1 Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K Digital Cinema Camera (EF Mount) - [Firmware 4.4] Camera Info
 
Codecs
CinemaDNG
ProRes
 
Camera Media
1 Lexar Professional 128GB 3400x CFast 2.0 Memory Card
2 Transcend 128GB CFX650 CFast 2.0 Memory Card
1 SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader/Writer
 
Lenses
1 Rokinon 16mm T2.2 Cine Lens EF Mount
1 Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens EF Mount
1 Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens EF Mount
1 Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens EF Mount
1 Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens EF Mount
1 Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine Lens EF Mount
 
Blackmagic URSA Mini (BMD Promotional Photo)
Filters
1 Tiffen 4 x 4" Linear Polarizer Filter
1 Formatt Hitech Firecrest 4 x 4" IRND 0.6 Filter
1 Formatt Hitech Firecrest 4 x 4" IRND 0.9 Filter
1 Formatt Hitech Firecrest 4 x 4" IRND 1.2 Filter
1 Formatt Hitech Firecrest 77mm IRND 1.5 Filter
 
Camera Accessories
1 Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder w/ Bluestar Eye Cushion
1 Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K
1 ikan Tilta 4x4 Carbon Fiber Matte Box
1 ikan ELE-FGK Follow Focus Cine-Kit
1 E-Image Quick-Release Tripod Adapter (VCT-14 Type)
1 ikan - Elements Pair of 15mm Rods - 12"
1 ikan Cold Shoe Adapter
1 Pearstone Articulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit
 
Battery & Power
1 Blackmagic Design URSA VLock Battery Plate
3 Switronix XP-L90S V-Type 14.8VDC Lithium Battery
1 ikan C-2KS Portable Dual Battery Charger
1 Switronix PB70-BMCC PowerBase-70 Battery Pack + Powerbase Charger
 
Camera Support
1 Blackmagic Design Shoulder-Mount Kit for URSA Mini
1 Benro H8 Video Head - 75mm Ball
1 Manfrotto 546B Tripod Legs
1 Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and Manfrotto MVT502AM Tripod Legs
 
Cases / Bags
1 Cinebag
2 1510 Pelican Carry On Case with Foam Set (Black)
1 1650 Pelican Case with Foam Set (Black)
 

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K Equipment

 

Camera
1 Blackmagic Cinema Camera (2.5K) EF Mount
 
Codecs
CinemaDNG
ProRes
DNxHD
 
Camera Media
2 240 GB Kingston HyperX 3K 2.5" (6.35 cm) Solid State Drive
2 480 GB SanDisk Extreme II 2.5" Solid State Drive
1 Seagate External Thunderbolt Adapter
 
Lenses
1 Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon EF
* Can use above listed Rokinon lenses
 
Filters
* Can use above listed filters
 
Camera Accessories
1 ikan Blackmagic Base Plate for Blackmagic Camera
1 ikan Blackmagic Adjustable Top Handle
1 ikan - Elements Pair of 15mm Rods - 18"
1 Cineroid EVF4RVW with Retina Display w/ Kinotehnik Soft Eye Cup
1 Pearstone Articulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit
* Can use above listed Matte Box, Follow Focus, and 15mm Rods
 
Battery & Power
1 ikan BMC-PBK-1-S BMC Over/Under Pro-Battery Rail Kit
1 Switronix PB70-BMCC PowerBase-70 Battery Pack + Powerbase Charger
Can use above listed Switronix XP-L90S Batteries
 
Camera Support
1 Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and Manfrotto MVT502AM Tripod Legs
1 ikan CineFly Cinema Camera Shoulder Rig
 
 

Film/Video Production Equipment

 

Camera Support
1 40" Digital Juice SlyderDolly Linear Tracking System
1 Digital Juice High Hat for Slider Dolly w/ 75mm Ball Head Adapter Ring
2 Digital Juice SlyderDolly Adjustable Leveling Legs
2 Matthews BH-30 Ball Head (for Smith-Victor Tripods)
2 Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripods
 
Cases / Bags
2 Smith-Victor TB990 Large Tripod Bag
 
Lighting
1 Dracast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate
1 Impact Air-cushioned Light Stand
1 Airbox Model 126 Softbox
 

Still Photography Equipment

 

Camera
1 Canon 7D MI
 
Camera Media
1 32 GB SanDisk Extreme
1 Lexar USB 3.0 Card Reader
 
Camera Support
1 Oben AC-1321 Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head
 
Lenses
(All cine lenses listed above can also be used with the DSLR)
1 Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon EF
1 Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter, Minolta MD, MC Rokkor to EF Mount Camera
1 Soligor 35mm f2.8 for Minolta MD
1 Minolta 58mm f1.4 for Minolta MD
1 Vivitar 135mm f2.8 for Mionlta MD
1 Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens (Video: only Sports Videography, can't be used w/ Matte Box)
 
Filters
1 Formatt Hitech Firecrest 77mm IRND 1.5 Filter
1 Tiffen 58mm ND 0.9 Filter (for Canon EF-S 55-250mm)
 
Battery & Power
4 Canon LP-E6 Batteries (also used for Video Assist 4K & Cineroid)
1 Canon Single LP-E6 Battery Charger
1 Watson Dual Canon LP-E6 Battery Charger
 

Post Hardware & Software

 

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, Extreme Close-up
Computer
1 iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 RAM, 4GB AMD Radeon R9 M395X GPU)
1 MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M GPU)
 
Computer Accessories
1 Apple Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard
1 USB Apple Keyboard w/ Number Pad
1 Kensington SureTrack Bluetooth Mouse (for use w/ DaVinci Resolve)
1 Thunderbolt Cable - 1.6'
1 Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 Adapter
 
Tablet
1 iPad Air 2 (64 GB, Cellular)
1 Adobe Ink & Slide Stylus for iPad
 
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.12.6 Sierra (Build 16G29)
iOS 10
 
 

Codecs

 

CinemaDNG Codec Apple PRORES Codec Avid DNxHR Codec
 

Software

 


Adobe Creative Cloud

Cinema 4D Lite (R16)

DaVinci Resolve 14 Beta 6 Studio

Final Cut Studio (Version 3)

Final Draft 10
         

Fusion 9.0

iWork

Microsoft Office

Movie Magic

REDCINE-X Pro