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In all due respect to Alisa Lepster, an excellent editor in her own right and Woody Allen's editor for the last 15 years, Susan Morse was Woody Allen's editor during his golden period. Many of the films that Woody Allen is known for was through their collaboration.
Justin... you probably had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing Alisa Lepster. Great. And you did passingly mention Susan Morse in your piece. But by not going into a little more discussion into the working relationship between Woody Allen and Susan Morse is like talking about NY Yankee greats (like Yogi Berra) without mentioning Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig. Susan Morse deserves to be in your conversation more than that the short paragraph that you wrote.
I'm just saying.
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For those who believe that a main reason to shoot 4K is having more to choose from when cropping, then I believe that this is a sad approach to professional cinematography.
I am old school. I believe in setting up shots and lighting them. That is why your client or producer is paying you. For cropping a 4K master shot to make further choices… it is just lazy and unprofessional… something my grandmother can do with minimal instruction. For “run & gun & grab shooting” for low budget projects…only if you must. Otherwise be a pro and shoot it as a pro.
And before you say, “But…!”… Compare a cropped 4K shot in look and cinematography aesthetics to an actual medium shot and close-up shot. No contest. Keep the 4K crop-in for emergencies and not for common practice. That’s what they’re paying you for.