Been at it since the early 90's with VHS mega cams. Love shooting and editing video. Short films, documentary, or music videos. I love telling stories.
Lens rental seems like they are paid to say that BM products suck, they don't! I've used all kinds of blackmagic cameras, they are amazing and they are cutting out the big boys with their competitive pricing and specs. I had one XLR issue on my URSA mini and I sent it off and got a new camera less than a week after they received my unit. People are hating on the new guy in town, but from much experience they are great products, don't trust the people at lens rentals, they have some kind of agenda for their immediate disregard for blackmagic.
I recently sold the a7s2 and switched to the URSA mini 4K, because I was sick of Sonys half ass internal codecs and 8 bit color space. Now I'm shooting RAW, and Apple Pro Res 444 at 4K! You could get the camera body, and battery and a few lenses for under 5,000 bucks.
I am an avid believer that there is nothing wrong with file sharing, I am a filmmaker and I will never have a problem with anyone pirating my material. I really don't care, as long as people see my work thats all I want. Piracy exists now, as filmmakers we have to embrace that fact. So make content that the masses will watch. I don't care about the money, I usually lose money making shorts, but I always feel great when it reaches an audience.
My man Sathya, you get it. It's all about the music more so than anything else. Also Malick is one of my favorites, so thanks. I consider myself a young Malick with a tripod haha. The 180 degree rule, screw that...I have dreams that break it. I am aware of the "rules of filmmaking" I break them with no remorse, because filmmaking isn't about rules it's about creativity.
Thanks man! Yeah she is my go to girl for video work. It was mostly a side project, I don't want anyone to think I was slaving away solely on this project for 3 years straight. I have had many projects to juggle, this one just took forever because I needed a macro lens for her eye at the end hahah.
Thanks, I own the a7s II as of now.