Boston based videographer and performer.
What's wrong with focus by wire? I don't mean theoretically. I mean operationally with the RF lenses relative to EF lenses. Is it the 360 degree focus throw that bugs you? Or is the fact that all of the zooms are programmed to be parfocal? Maybe your actual problem is the other electronic ring on the RF lenses. The ring that gives you nearly continuously variable control of the aperture?
It would seem that the best use for an 8K sensor is to produce a 4K image in camera, preferably at full frame size in order to maintain high iso IQ.
My first thought as well. The end of third part competition.
Hot take: Rian Johnson is a hack.
Looper was overrated trash.
The Brothers Bloom was just plain trash.
Brick was interesting, but it was a gimmick.
I don't know why the critics like the stuff he produces. He is a misanthrope who despises his male characters and condescends to his female characters. He must give great interviews because his actual work lacks any sense of human empathy.
White or black Pro-Mist are your best and cheapest bets. 1/8 or 1/4 Black pro mist does a decent job creating the classic film look whereas white pro mist adds a bit of desaturation to the image that may help get a look from a certain time period like the early '80's.
As far as 16mm is concerned, you might try shooting in a cropped mode on your camera.
That doesn't look like the "vertigo shot" to me. The primary movement in the shot is a booming up. It is easiest to do with a jib rather than a slider or dolly.