There isn't any shallow DOF coming through in the video via lensing or post production as far as I can tell. Most of the separation you are feeling (i.e. subdued backgrounds) was largely done on set. Smoke / hazers with strong backlight, etc. Lighting, cinematography, and set design is really what is giving you at cinematic look here, not the gear. We could go out and try to shoot that with all of our friends and no production crew / gear, and it would look like you would expect. Apple tries to mask this under the guise of, there was little to no crew or gear, but in reality, there is a lot going on with this set and it takes a lot of resources to make it happen; but that doesn't sell phones.
Deciding to be openly ignorant to technical details of shooting is one thing, but to call these things "lies" because they're beyond your skill level is just stupid. Yes, the pictures coming out of the "big movie cameras" will look nicer than this guys shit because all that crap on the tiny Alexa mini is there because the team behind the camera actually care about all the "lies". The camera is small, the lockit box to keep timecode, the monitor for focus, the EVF, the battery is real not some tiny consumer thing, the matte box holding your ND and specialty filters, the eyebrows helping control flares, the cinetape, the follow focus; those things are all there to make the picture and workflow better in a very subtle way.
Maybe its just a language barrier, and he doesn't mean that they are lies per se; but the overall attitude of this video is garbage. Learn as much as you can, and put out your best work always. If you're too lazy to slap on a ND3 and just crank up your shutter speed you can GTFO and stick to shooting your vlog videos. As a professional, seeing someone like this have a platform to spread this kinda stuff to a young / learning generation is aggravating
When shooting multi-cam, pulling up false color on a quad-split (like a 7Q), definitely helps to match up exposure on all cameras much faster than trying to match going off the waveform; especially when you're dealing with different focal lengths.
Would've been cool if it locked the mini HDMI and converted it into BNC outputs for monitoring. Or better yet, had wireless video transmission.
Just curious, what is the deal with getting releases and things like that if you're sneaking locations? Let's say the movie turns out to be a hit, and gets bought and makes a bit of money. Is it within the casino's rights to come after you for using their locations without permission?
Even if you're careful with signage and obvious location tells, are you liable to get sued for something like that?