Marco Solorio is a feature filmmaker, published author, and international speaker/presenter as a 3-decade veteran in the industry with many industry awards to his name. As owner of OneRiver Media, he has produced, directed, and lensed content spanning from commercial to feature film works. As a credited thought-leader in the industry, Marco has consulted for the likes of Pixar, Apple, and Google to name a few. Along with published books to his credit, Marco has also been featured in POST Magazine, DV Magazine, and countless other publications and online outlets like PostPerspective and Studio Daily. Marco enjoys giving back to the filmmaking community as an international speaker/presenter, with the honor at presenting at National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB), Hollywood Professionals Association (HPA), Broadcast Asia, SXSW, Digital Cinema Society (DCS) and countless other major industry conferences across the globe.
Filmmaking is Marco’s greatest passion, as credited with his latest 2-hour BMW documentary feature film, “10/10ths”, where he directed, shot, edited, graded, and composed the musical score for the film. This all-encompassing aspect for his love of filmmaking combined with 3 decades of experience are the foundation for his many outlets of speaking presentations, workshops, books, blog posts, and magazines articles.
March 19th 2002
Walnut Creek, California
URSA MINI 4.6K RAW Frame Rate Question by Terry Leahy 4 months ago Question fellas, I have 2 BMPCCs a BMMC and a BMPC4K and obviously am looking towards to URSA 4.6 but a question lingers, I know I can get 60P 4K RAW footage which paired with 15 stops of DR is a reas
Ursa 4K RAW by Ali Quintana 2 years ago I am very much interested in this Ursa Cam. How ever, I really want to record in 4K RAW and the onboard cards will not record a lot of min and are very expensive. Does any one know of an external devi
Re: Ursa 4K RAW by Marco Solorio 2 years ago Personally speaking (and using 120GB cards on the URSA), the 32GB cards aren't a viable solution. At 4Kp24 ProRes HQ you'll only get a little over 5 minutes of recording time. Even 1080p24 only gives
file size by Pam Picard 2 years ago Just starting shooting on a BMPCC and the files are HUGE. Converting them to h.264 seems to be taking a good hour per clip (clips are about three minutes a piece). I shot on ProRes. Is this typical .
Re: file size by Marco Solorio 2 years ago Pam, which exact ProRes format are you recording to in the BMPCC The latest firmware updates allow you to change the ProRes type. Rather than shooting ProRes HQ, try doing some tests in ProRes 422 and
BMCC latest Firmware Update doesnt work!!! by Ali Quintana 3 years ago Was very excited to hear about the new firware update and that it supports auto focus etc etc. Just hooked up my BMCC to the net (using the usb) I hit utility, it says checking updates, and then,... C
A Good BlackMagic Setup for Documentaries. by David Jim 3 years ago Hi, I'm looking for help with a one man BlackMagic Camera setup. I'm a director who basically never shoots his own stuff. I work a lot with DOP's using EPIC and Alexa, but recently I've decided to loo
BMCC - 'First' Production with BMCC by Mark Dobson 4 years ago There seems to be a lot of interest in this camera and I thought I'd post this link from fcp.co I think the guy who shot this would have done a good job with an iPhone. Looks fantastic and it's almost
Notions of the "Cinematic" by Joey Bania 6 years ago Hey Team. I'm currently putting together a research project examining the popular perception that DSLRs enable a low-budget "cinematic" aesthetic and would love some feedback on a couple of things. Fi
Re: Notions of the "Cinematic" by Tim Wilson 5 years ago Mike Smith "Depth of field in cinema is used in very different ways. The great Orson Welles in Citizen Kane worked on a "deep focus" concept right at the other extreme." Kane is my favorite example t
Re: For Herb Sevush (and other 5D users) by Marco Solorio 5 years ago LOL, I thought the 2-day shipping was a good proof-of-point! Unfortunately I'm not in the know with this particular product. So I don't know what the road map is with the 7D. We'd love one for our 7D
Re: Can Apple Be Trusted Ever Again? by Marco Solorio 6 years ago Am very well, thanks! Hope you are too! Been way too long since we've last hung out, buddy. I tweeted your recent video on cutting the Calcio video on FCPX. Nice work! Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host O
Re: 2010 OneRiver Media Timelapse Reel by Marco Solorio 6 years ago Thanks for the comment. I mostly shoot all my time-lapse with my old Canon 20D. I choose to not shoot time-lapse with my 5D Mk II because it kills the mirror... would rather beat on an old 20D than my
Video Reel Thumbnail/Poster-frame by Marco Solorio 6 years ago When we upload videos to the Cow Video Reels section, is there a way to change the thumbnail poster-frame image than the default one that is generated automatically Thanks! Marco Solorio CreativeCow H
Re: Video Reel Thumbnail/Poster-frame by Marco Solorio 6 years ago Wow, you guys are fast! Feature works great! Thanks. Ron, I'm off for home to go watch the Giants game. I'll call you tomorrow and catch up! Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Facebook Twit
Answers to some questions by Marco Solorio 7 years ago Charles Little: Thanks for the kudos, Charles. I personally have not shot with a D90. It's lack of 1080 HD and no manual control just isn't appealing to me. With that said however, I've seen some grea
Re: Nice stuff and a question by Marco Solorio 7 years ago Thanks for the kudos, Laurie. Yes, all of your lenses (whether EF or EF-S) will work with the Canon 7D and Canon T2i 550D. If you went with a 5D Mk II, then only your EF lenses will work with it.
The Blackmagic Ultrascope by Bob Zelin 8 years ago Yes, it's as revolutionary as you can imagine. For under $700, you get a scope that does everything you would want a Leader LV7700 to do for a tiny fraction of the price. There is no "education factor
Re: The Blackmagic Ultrascope by Marco Solorio 8 years ago Thanks for the confirmation, Derrick. I don't see why the "Home" version wouldn't work. Curious to know why it's listed as a recommend on the website. Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Cod
HD-SDI Cabling by Marco Solorio 8 years ago Hey guys, We're in the process of moving our facility into a larger location and we're about ready to throw some long runs of HD-SDI cabling from the suites to the machine room. We've been using Belde
Re: HD-SDI Cabling by Marco Solorio 8 years ago Jeremy, We decided to give the guys you recommended out for a try and ordered a few of there VSD2001 precision cables. Thanks again for the lead. Marco Solorio CreativeCow Host OneRiver Media Codec Re
Is anyone home At Bitjazz??? by Bob Flood 8 years ago Hi i recently bought 2 of the Sheer video codecs from Bitjazz (PC and Mac) I asked a couple of questions several days ago and have not heard back. Also i noticed that any development for Kona seems to
Re: Is anyone home At Bitjazz??? by Marco Solorio 8 years ago Bob Flood "I am wondering if ProRez has made the Sheer codecs Obsolete Have they stopped development " I'm surprised they're not responding, maybe busy with pre-NAB stuff. But what I can say is... st
Solid State Device with Timecode Output? by Marco Solorio 8 years ago Hi all, I'm not finding much luck with my searches and am hoping someone might have some insight into a solution. Does anyone know of a compact device (like the size of the Tascam DR-1 or Zoom H4), th
External SxS Readers for EX1 by Marco Solorio 9 years ago I did a little searching on this forum, but didn't find anything on external USB readers. Obviously Sony has the SBAC-US10 reader for SXS cards to USB. But $250 C'mon. I did find this... http: www.syn
Re: External SxS Readers for EX1 by Marco Solorio 8 years ago Scott Robert "Marco, Did you find a solution Does that $48 card reader work " I wish... I haven't found a solution that costs less than Sony's reader but then again, I haven't looked in the last few
reinterlacing 60p by David Burch 9 years ago I apologize if this issue has been covered, but I've been searching everywhere and can't seem to find and answer. I am working on several projects shot with two EX-1 cameras and one Z1. The final outp
Re: reinterlacing 60p by Marco Solorio 9 years ago This is covered in one of my older articles... http: library.creativecow.net articles solorio_marco interlacing_progressive_footage.php Just go down to the section, "Convert to an Interlaced Format".
HD-SDI Timecode De-embedder/reader by Marco Solorio 9 years ago Congrats on all the new converter boxes. Wish I had time at NAB to look them over in person. Here's another box to add to your line-up... HD-SDI input with LTC timecode output. The only company that m
Re: HD-SDI Timecode De-embedder/reader by Sam Tozer 9 years ago I absolutely agree, We too are in need of such a device... Particularly for much of our non broadcast work we are trying to eek out a couple more years of nice uncompressed realtime editing from our S
XDCAM EX 720 Codec Tests (Part 2) by Marco Solorio 9 years ago Part 2 of my first finds with the XDCAM EX 1080 codec. Now onto the 720 codec. As you would have guessed, 720p24 is the best looking format in terms of compression artifacts. The amount of artifacts i
Re: XDCAM EX 720 Codec Tests (Part 2) by Marco Solorio 9 years ago Craig Seeman "Note Marco seems to have been testing "extremes" as far as I can tell." Yes, this very important to know. I'm *just* testing the codec itself with synthesized sources, which doesn't not