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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—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."

The Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera Journey and Troy Ramey Music Videos

Updated on May 11, 2016, 12:37 AM - Written by Tim Buttner


There are two simultaneous stories I want to go into over the course of this posting: 1) the story of the two Troy Ramey music videos, and 2) all about the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera evolution. The two go well together because each was shot with a different camera in the evolution of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera Lineup. The first music video utilized the first Blackmagic Camera, which was the 2.5K Cinema Camera EF, and the second utilized the latest camera in the lineup: the URSA Mini 4.6K EF. The two music videos were shot within a two-year span of time.

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera 2.5K EF on Set of Troy Ramey Music Video Rosary

The 4K sensor Blackmagic Design Production Camera was out during the time when Rosary was shot. It was the Spring of 2014, and the devastation left over from Hurricane Irene (2011) was available for a portion of the rest of that year. Visiting many of the locations would reveal that the land has been cleaned up. I had been using the 2.5K for months leading into Rosary, and Andrew William Ralph (Director) had spoken to me about the idea of a story about the father and son for it where we would use tha...

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