One of the better video explanations out there.
In the end, a M43 can achieve the same results as a FF, as long as you adjust your settings and distance, which almost everyone knows. You hope=) You need faster lenses to create more bokeh, but when some people say one sensor is "better", they don't quite understand the math. Easier to achieve "X,Y,Z" is more appropriate.
Since nearly all video cameras are S35 anyway, we're not talking a massive stretch to achieve FF, especially when you're using speed boosters. Our FS5/FS7 with Canon Lenses are basically full frame. For grins, I've brought along my personal GH4 with a 25mm prime on a couple of shoots and have easily matched them, bokeh for bokeh, DOF for DOF, with little effort. Had to open it up a bit more, but no one would ever guess which camera is which.
Completely correct, but understanding when to use is it understanding technique. This situation was NOT it. Doing a selfie video is NOT understanding the "why" and "when". There is no emotion here. It's a VLOG =)
Now if he was talking about how cancer has affected his life and he's slowly bringing you closer and closer, THAT is technique=)
You can't just frame a shot because you saw someone do it, without understand WHY they did it and expect it not to look amateurish. All you're doing it copying a great shot, badly.
Its the errors every student makes in film school 101. I remember those days, because we all did it. The "wouldn't it be cool, if" technique....no it's not cool, because you did it wrong, hehe.
Speaking of camera techniques, he basically blows the biggest beginner mistake the first time we see him, centering his head in the screen, hehe. How can he talk about cinema without the most basic knowledge as to how to properly compose a shot=) Terrible lighting AND color. I can't even listen to what he's saying because I'm staring at the massive amount of headroom.
Why again are we celebrating people regurgitating whats in "making of" films, conference talks and books? Just because he's young and on Youtube, what he's saying isn't special. Nothing unique. No perspective no one else hasn't noticed.
Or is it because he's young?
I also have a WACOM Cintiq that I use for PS and will switch to in a pinch for more precision when drawing more detailed masks in AE or PPro. A mouse has NOTHING on a stylus when it comes to precision.
Like others said, back in the linear days using shuttle wheels and buttons worked well because it was a physical console sitting there with dials, wheels, & sliders. You knew what you were touching by feel. A screen doesn't offer anything truly tactile. A screen just feels like a screen. You have to look down to see what you're doing which sort of eliminates the whole point of efficiency. Unless, you're working directly on the screen(Ipad or Surface are far too small)....something I look forward to in the future. I'd like to edit by touch right on my 34" Dell Ultrawide=)
Someone wasn't listening or fell asleep=)
Eventually, I'll be curious what he could do with a 90min pre-scripted narrative, if he ever gets the opportunity or chooses to do it. His style works very well for what he does, short & snappy, reality/real life/doc experiences. But that doesn't always translate.
It's more about him, his personality and him motivating those watching, even if he doesn't mean to.