September 10, 2016 at 4:11AM
FilmRiot and DSLR Guide are a disgrace? Why hate CinematographyDatabase? (Rant)
Is it just me or it is really painful to watch FilmRiot's and DSLR Guide's content?
Before you jump with words like "and what have you filmed? try doing it yourself", let me remind you that every each of you, including me, has no problem criticizing and destroying awful directors for their awful movies, so why not be straight about youtube content?
FilmRiot is just a parody, a youtube channel is there to remind them they they are "filmmakers" and praise of uneducated beginners only make them stay on the same level they were 5 years ago. They increased production value, but everything is still on the level of "Losses", their shortfilm that makes me wanna claw my eyes out. They give advice and speak with such a tone, I have never seen any interview where a real director would speak in that manner. They VFX tutorials are just unbearable, everything in there videos from color grading to story is just a disgrace for a channel so big.
DSLR Guide is somewhat different, a hipster doing his thing, but still awful as hell. Giving advice on cinema whereas he himself shot one shortfilm which is so bad I swear I've seen shortfilms with under 500 views better than his. And his "behind the scenes" and his "thought process" as if he shot a Sundance winner is a cringe fest.
Now moving onto even more unpopular opinion. Why hate CinematographyDatabase? I have not seen anyone dislike him personally, but it is said he is hated, especially on this website. And his channel doesn't grow so fast as well. Yes, I agree he has somewhat basic knowledge of the movies, even the amazing ones, which came out recently, yes he may not understand the "art" part of the movies when he discusses them, but he has A-level insight on the production sets, he has inside info from backstage of the movies and he knows how everything works on a higher level than of the the indie shortfilm/youtube tutorials level. So give him some love at least for that.