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 March 23, 2019 Event!


We had another great FREE class in DaVinci Resolve, hosted by Keycode Media. Taught by a certified DaVinci Resolve instructor, students were shown the basics of Resolve, from ingest through delivery, and the many tools on the edit panel.

Blackmagic Design offers these free classes every month, so make sure to sign up early! Classes fill up fast!


Blackmagic Design offered a unique workshop to provide valuable training and information for professional camera assistants in how to work with their line of cameras. The intimate class of only 25 attendees had an opportunity for hands on work with the URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, learning the camera software, accessories usage, lens mount switching (for the URSA Mini Pro) and other important details about the cameras.

Watch for other great classes, offered free by the Collective!



Attendees enjoyed a smorgasbord of tasty cheeses and nibbles, while checking out gear from Wooden Camera, DJI, LightPanels, Camera Division, Blackmagic Design and Sigma.

Benjamin Brown: Making Scary Films On Scary Budgets

Benjamin L. Brown joined the Collective to talk about his journey through independent film, and provided a lot of valuable information for independent filmmakers for their projects.

See Ben’s website:

A Journey Through Makeup FX

Alec Gillis, co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc, the award winning studio with over 25 years of work in makeup FX, prosthetics and special characters for film and television, came and shared stories of his career, and his perspective of years in makeup FX. Fellow makeup FX artist Kourtney Kuroki of K2 Makeup Artistry, interviewed Alec, and shared her own perspective in the field.

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