I love it. I've been on board since it first came out. The newest update is a big improvement over the older versions. I haven't had many issues as of late, some of the earlier versions there was many issues but lately everything has been good.
Long form stuff is a but tough just with the organization structure and layout. I have done a feature in it and found it a little awkward but I love it for short form stuff and corporate projects. I love the key wording and simplicity for quick and dirty projects. I wish there a decent audio exporting option but there is work arounds.
I think the pros and cons are really user dependant. For the magnetic timeline is probably the best thing I have worked with in a long time, however when editing a feature it gets a little annoying sometimes but overall l love it. Biggest con is the audio exporting for me. The integration with resolve is awesome and makes grading super easy.
Overall I love it. You really do need to spend the time to learn it and get use to the workflow since it is a learning curve.
Sure, I will jump into this one! www.cgcinematography.com and its front and centre. Been DPing for the past 4-5 years and have been shooting for almost 10. Based in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Feedback appreciated. For those of you who don't want to visit the site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5-LCRGQPfM
I would suggest doing a reel for each if you want to pursue work in each field. But the more general you are sometimes can work against you, jack of it all master of none as the saying is.
I would integrate your motion graphics into your editing to really add some wow factor. I would also have a few extra scenes on your website or playlist that show more complete scenes. Your demo reel is basically showing how well can you put together a collection of images to music. Make it stand out so people go "wow I want to see more of his work" then have some where they can do that. Its all about capturing attention.
will your camera be still or in motion? If its still as in the first example it is as simple as a text overly. It only becomes more difficult once the camera is in motion.
If it is in motion and you want the text to remain in the same relative space, do a few after effects tracking tutorials and then combine what you learn with what you vision. It won't come easy and it won't be perfect your first try, but keep at it and it will work!
Alternatively, ask around school for someone who is really into the after effects and post world and team up with them to get the effect shots done.
I think mini studios are they way to go, the $100k-$500k films are what is really needed. Blockbusters are just feeding the greed and need of the elite actors and directors. These micro budgets could become the mainstream movies in the near future, you could producer 10-20 of them for the cost of 1 blockbuster and if you put another $250k into the marketing you could really bring in some good return on a relatively small investment.
We need to open up that range of budgets that give enough money to make a great movie, sure you won't have a big name star at this range, but it will create new stars from the indie world getting exposure if we start putting these into theatres and on to VOD platforms in the mainstream and not in a subcategory hidden away.
It could be a number of things. I would test another cable or two (with different adaptors if your going mini to full via adaptor) for starters. If that doesn't solve the problem I would look into what signal types your monitor takes and make sure your camera is/can output that signal type, this could be the cause especially with down converting the 4k. I would also test the monitor with a different camera to make sure its not the monitor and test the camera with a different monitor to ensure its not the output from the camera.