The Setup - Adam Lyons

As part of an ongoing series where we ask industry professionals what they use to get the job done, we speak to Adam, Director and Cinematographer at BlackBox.

Adam's Setup

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm a director and cinematographer at BlackBox in Leeds. I head up the film side of the business where we create Narrative Films, Documentaries, Commercials, and Music Videos.

What hardware do you use?

Camera wise I use BlackMagic. I use all their range for different applications but my Main A cam is the URSA mini 4.6k. On bigger productions I will hire in RED or an ALEXA depending on the demands of the job. I edit on a 5k iMac with a second screen for Colour Grading.

And what software?

I edit in Adobe Premiere, Colour Grade in Davinci Resolve and do VFX in Adobe After Effects & Photoshop.

What would be your dream setup?

An IMAX camera on the end of a Supertechno Crane smashing across an action scene in L.A.

One item you can't live without?

My Penknife. Countless times has it got me out of trouble. Wouldn't go on set without it.

Thanks Adam!

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