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Digital Cinema HD

St. Petersburg, Florida

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DP, Cinematographer & Phantom Cameraman/Tech Bill Mills offers camera, lighting, and production services for Florida, Georgia, the Caribbean, and the southeast. Bill offers the Vision Research Phantom 4K Flex High-Speed Camera, as well as traditional 4K & HD camera systems with a wide array of specialized equipment including Gates and Aquatica custom underwater housings with a variety of camera options.

Our Sony PMW F-55 system is capable of capturing in 4k and traditional HD simultaneously and features a super 35mm sensor, PL or Canon EF mount, high frame rates, and a manageable workflow. Bill is also a certified Phantom 4K Flex (ultra high speed) operator and Digital Imaging Technician (DIT).

Digital Cinema HD is located adjacent to St. Petersburg's beautiful waterfront just 20 minutes from Tampa's International Airport and many beautiful waterfront/beach locations, but we also have a home base in Atlanta, Ga.

Bill welcomes mutually beneficial partnerships with producers, DP's, production companies, governmental agencies, and post-production facilities.

As an experienced international traveler, personnel and all gear is available for immediate global assignments.

We also offer a matched pair of new Canon Cinema Style PL or EF mount, 4K ready lenses in both the 15.5-47mm and 30-105mm range. Weighing only 4.5 lbs.each these remarkable lenses feature cine style focus marks and integrate with traditional camera accessories such as follow focus and zoom motors.

Other specialty optics include the Duclos 11-16mm PL super wide angle lens and a super sharp Canon 300mm telephoto prime. A high-quality HDx2 Mark II B4-PL adapter is also offered to allow the use of traditional 2/3" HD lenses with the F55, RED Epic, Alexa, Phantom, or any PL mount Super 35mm style camera.

We recently added the Sony FS-5 camera and the Sony A7S DSLR system both offering a fast 3200 ASA SLOG. Coupled with our Atomos Shogun monitor/recorder the system allows full 4K capture via the HDMI cable from either camera. This is an excellent choice to mount on our Letus Helix Camera Stabilizer system, which can also be custom fitted to RED Epics, Sony F55, and Canon cameras.

The underwater cinematography is another specialty offered by DCHD. Bill was honored with a coveted Edward R. Murrow/Video Feature Award as part of his topside and underwater cinematography services on a CBS/60 Minutes Special with Anderson Cooper in Cuba. A variety of packages include the Sony F55/Gates Housing, RED Epic/Gates, or Aquatica/Canon 5D kits.

DCHD offers a sophisticated system for wireless underwater dialogue and direct recording from talent to camera.

Digital Cinema HD provides crew acquisition and production services ranging from location management and scouting to marine and aerial production. DCHD maintains annual production insurance policies and can acquire or expedite location permits easily within the state of Florida.

We have been in the industry since 1992.

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I have worked with Bill Mills on many different projects since 2005. He is always the consummate professional. I can rely on him without questions to ensure the finest of details are covered without the loss of creativity and craftsmanship. He is infinitely skilled and at the top of his game in terms of current technologies. Bill is my go to guy each and every time I have film or video needs; because of his broad base of production and cinematographic skills.

Greg

“Bill is a highly skilled cinematographer and videographer who always brings a unique combination of expertise and creativity to every project. I have worked with Bill repeatedly since 1999. He was our primary DP for the Critter Cam Special for National Geographic Television and Fox. Bill produced great results in the field, even in the most challenging of circumstances. I can always count on Bill to deliver.” September 2, 2011 - Dara Padwo Audick, Creative Strategies

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