The advantage of a pinhole camera over something with glass lenses is that the DoF in a pinhole camera is infinite.
(I'd rather not get into the extensively long list of disadvantages with pinhole lenses. In short, if they *were* great, they would be the default. There is a reason why most lenses use glass.)
Men are, on average, larger, heavier, and stronger than women.
It makes sense that fighting strategies would be different.
Maybe these video makers (or commenters here) should speak with some BJJ practitioners about various takedowns to confirm if this difference in movie fight moves really is sexism, or if the on-set choreographers and martial arts experts are having them use these moves for a reason.
The moves certainly look really cool on screen.
A big part of "experience" is just picking up hundreds of little tips like this, making your life easier.
I know what I'm going to be doing with my gear bags tomorrow...
"I don't know how other people deal with this. I feel so out of control and sometimes I feel played with.
Any tips on handing this sort of thing?"
Have a limited re-edit clause in your contract.
Eg: there will be a maximum of 3 revisions. Any additional revisions will cost $X each.
Is it really fair to say "choose 3D over 2D" when most of the time the showings are 3D, except for that one showing at a really crappy time.
And sometimes when you do schedule your day around the 2D showing, you show up and it's in 3D anyway?
"i was telling the footage what to do, rather than the footage telling me"
What a brilliant way to look at it!
But thinking about that too much makes me realize how far I have to go before I can consider myself a competent editor...