I'm curious how the 10-bit video will be in reality. At 150 mbps that is a smaller data rate than a Pro Res proxy file at 4k...
I don't know anyone shooting Nikon that would be interested in this lens...I could imagine a Canon mount but these lenses appear targeted at FS7 and FS5 shooters who haven't gotten a lot of lens love.
Saw title. Looked at comments. Saw exactly what I expected.
Personally I would love to see a blockbuster movie about the Crusades but from the Middle Eastern perspective.
As much as I'd like to give a snarky response to this, my advice is to hit up film students or hobbyists. And treat them well. And feed them. And don't waste their time. And if they do a reasonable job, actively promote them and send business their way.
If you aren't prepared to do that, good luck.
Lol this was still snarky...
I saw the film and could tell it was CG just because I knew he was dead and I understand enough about CG to recognize its current limitations. However, my brother couldn't tell it was CG. Also watched it with my fiancee and her family and they couldn't tell it was CG either. They also had no idea that was even possible.
This debate reminds me of the obsession filmmakers have with cameras and which one is "best" or "better" than another. Obviously we all want to strive for making better and better images and better cameras and tools aid in that, but in reality, for most audiences, they won't be able to tell the difference just like most audiences won't be able to tell that Tarkin and Leia were CG.
I know you said in your post that you don't think lighting would be worth while but I would have to disagree. There are many small, portable, reasonably priced, reasonable quality, LED lights that you could have in your bag that will help greatly with getting a cinematic look. Another thing that could help a lot would be a cheap reflector. If you're shooting in daylight very close to your subject even something like wearing a white shirt could make a difference in making an image look better.
Casey Neistat shoots lots of vlogs/videos in a travel/doc style and even he uses lighting in certain scenarios.
Also if you're in love with shallow depth of field a GH4 would be the opposite of what you're looking for as that has a smaller sensor than the 70D. Get a 16-35mm f/2.8 lens or faster for the shallow depth of field, then learn some lighting and color-grading techniques. Those are a few tips.