Founded with the belief that the art of filmmaking should be accessible to all, the Blackmagic Collective is designed to bring together filmmakers from all disciplines and all experience levels to learn from, share with, and inspire each other. Whether a professional looking to grow your connections, or new to the craft hoping to learn from the pros, the Blackmagic Collective strives to provide all members the opportunity to grow creatively.

A Recap of Our February 9th, 2019 Event!


Another successful class learned the basics of DaVinci Resolve, with a focus on editing, taught by certified instructor Nathan Morgan.

Future classes will cover more in-depth editing, as well as other toolsets available in DaVinci Resolve. 


Attendees enjoyed complimentary drinks and snacks as they mingled and made connections with fellow filmmakers. They also had the opportunity to check out amazing lenses from Schneider Optics, cool plugins from RE:Vision Effects, and play with both DaVinci Resolve Studio as well as the cool Micro and Mini Color panels from Blackmagic Design!

Filmmaker Jenn Page: Lessons learned on my rise to the middle

Jenn Page shared funny and informative insights into her travels as a filmmaker, and provided some unique and valuable tips and tricks in how to navigate the wild world of filmmaking. It was an entertaining talk, followed by a great Q&A session, with great questions from the audience!

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Inspiring Art: How Cinematographers Find Their Style

Cinematographers Favienne Howsepian and Sara Ross Samko gave us a lively and informative talk about their vision of style in cinematography, as well as how they got from student to professional in the hectic and often dramatic world of film and tv production. The panel was hosted by our own Nicki Sun, and included some great questions from the crowd, from conversations on how to battle the issue of low diversity in the industry through how to manage relationships with directors.

Thank you to the International Collective of Female Cinematographers for their support!

The Sun Cinematography Award

Steve Edell from The Sun Cinematography Awards came to present this year’s 1st place prize to Becky Baihui Chen, who will be mentored by Peter Levy. 2nd place went to Shelby Adair, who will be mentored by Anthony Kuhnz. The audience had the opportunity to see their demo reels and congratulate the winners!


AnimalCamp provided us with another great primer video for the coming film festival!

Click the poster to the right to watch the film!

Presentations and guests may change without notice.

Event hosted by

Nicki Sun

As the creator and host of her own talk show, “Now You Know,” Nicki Sun has pioneered a path for independent hosts while creating a platform that spotlights Asian American and multi-ethnic communities. She has been privileged to interview and work with this generation’s top talent, from digital influencers and athletes to Grammy Award-winning artists and entrepreneurs. Equally tech-savvy and equipped behind the camera, Nicki has produced content for Myx TV, Verizon, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (formerly Valley Performing Arts Center), Chef Martin Yan, and Google—just to name a few. She is also a huge advocate for more women representation in media—both in front and behind the camera—and enjoys partnering with several tech & film companies who support and make inclusion a priority. Her latest venture includes helping companies leverage and build brand awareness through creative digital campaigns, videos, and social media through her company, Nicki Sun Media.

Connect with Nicki on social media @nickisun