October 5, 2017
INDIE FILM WEEKLY

The Future of Buying Lenses & The Best Screenwriters of All Time [PODCAST]

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This episode of Indie Film Weekly introduces a new lens marketplace, plus a ranking of the best screenwriters ever, and a filmmaker changing the entire ad business.

Jon FuscoCharles Haine, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss Vulture’s list of the Top 100 Screenwriters of All Time, a new online marketplace for lenses, an indie distributor making bold moves, and how one filmmaker is changing the entire advertising industry. Charles also answers an Ask No Film School question about whether or not you need to buy a cage for your small camera.

As always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, a slew of new indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films. You can see all the links from this show in this week’s podcast post at nofilmschool.com.

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In years to come liquid lens and other types should reduce the cost of modern prime grade lenses to hundreds or thousands of dollers. Liquid lens had size limitations which Samsung's new patent helps alleviate. More progress should hopefully increase the size and format, and liquid lenses work well with normal lens to increase performance in less size. The reality is multipoint lenes with computational photography is a major advantage with lens that might be able to cost a doller a half dozen that fit in a thimble that can be used to shoot the biggest feature. Light gathering ability is an issue, but modern sensor technology is becoming so good this is not such a concern. Bigger lens can also be used.

So a hundred times more companies could offer you a pro quality lens for 10-100x cheaper than top lenses today, with only maybe one single or multipoint lens needed. The traditional lens a market can become a hobby.

There should be multiple multipoint 2k/fullHD cameras already today, and 4k+ models. We have really been held back by interests.

Red is advancing forwards with it's multipoint patent. But it is only the beginning, It goes way beyond that.

October 6, 2017 at 3:16AM

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