I've thought the same things for a long time. Why they keep showing artists as flakey, hard to understand, lacking in content, etc. when they themselves are an industry full of artists and craftspeople.
One of the things that I find working in the film industry is how conservative it is and how much they feed off previous work and not by observing real life. They use stereotypes to save time when introducing characters, often basing them on characters in other movies.
The only film I've seen where artists and art were framed as being important was 1989's The Top of His Head.
So true. This was a mistake that many Canadian films made in the 1970s and 1980s. There was a sense that they must counter the misrepresentation that Hollywood did of Canada earlier and show a more accurate view. Since regular speaking is kind of dull (from a movie perspective) the films' dialogue was viewed as dull.
Stylization is more entertaining.
...and shoot horizontally.
If it's going to be useful for a future documentary about this time, horizontal footage will be easier to work with than vertical footage.
My best tip for speeding up editing is to use Final Cut.
I upgraded yesterday. As usual it went with no hitches. Everything seems faster now. Love it!
Pondering here... I was reading that it has a special sensor that isn't a Bayer pattern but a pattern that has some white pixels in addition to the usual red green and blue ones. This makes me think that it might be possible for them to have a monochrome shooting mode that involves only those pixels and that might make a nicer monochrome image than just reducing the chroma on what you get from the RGB pixels.