>Maybe it's a stepping stone for the future, although it's not clear to me what the end benefit of digital humans really is in the end.
Making impossible productions possible?
> it's still just not that common a professional tool anymore.
Says who? The jokers at No Film School?
And the answer to this from 99 percent of the audience would be "no".
So another title could be "Can you tell which inconsequential detail you can bypass and still get decent results"?
>Please don't scream tangerine... This was a film festival darling based on it's subject matter and did not get wide theatrical release.
Tons (most?) of RED-shot documentaries don't get a "wide theatrical release" either...
> In the Pro world Iphone footage is simply ungradable as it's compressed 8bit media.
Which, if you were involved in the Pro world, would know that it's often a moot point, since the "compressed 8bit media" (and even worse) have been used throughout Pro films and tv work for ages...
Plus, way to miss the point. Woooosh. We know about color grading, dynamic range (and noise), increased shallow DoF, etc. The point is not about those. We already know he's comparing a $50K camera (and lenses) with a $0.7K phone.
> Geez, talk about punching down. Did you really need to write an attack piece against some random YouTuber? All to come to the aid of poor, defenseless Marvel Studios?
Punching down? Because "No Film School" is some media giant? It's not much more than a popular indie website, and not that different than a popular personal blog or youtube channel.
Second, "poor, defenseless Marvel Studios"? Because big studios are not to be defended against falsehoods? What's this, "down with the Man, 2016 edition"?