I am a filmmaker based in Atlanta, Ga.
I wish I could trust them but I don't. Service outages and policy changes aside, their customer service and website are terrible. It never felt like there was an easy way to ask a question or resolve an issue. I wish it wasn't so because there are theaters I like other than AMC but, unfortunately, AMC's Stubs deal is much better and it's much easier to resolve an issue if I have one. If I hear of MoviePass overhauling their website and customer service, maybe I'll give it another shot.
I actually just followed this tutorial two days ago to make myself a pair of dimmers. The tutorial is great! Great instructions and easy to follow. There are certainly simpler solutions on the market but in some cases, especially with LED's, you need a dimmer that will work with a lower power draw. Most of the more expensive LED's have dimmers already built into them or the manufacturer will make a dimmer specific to that model but they're sometimes more expensive that way. For example, the LitePanels Astra has a dimmer built into it (but it'll run you $1425 brand new). Quasar Science LED's, on the other hand, come with no power control. Not even an on/off switch BUT they're way cheaper ($275 for a 4 ft LED). So this $35 solution is perfect in that case.
I built mine using an all white, metal gang box just because I wanted it to be more solid and the box had the holes already built in (plus it looked nicer) so it was a little more expensive for me (~$43 per dimmer) but still pretty inexpensive and works just as well.
You said there's "not a ton" of footage in that spec yet. Is that to say there is a little bit out there? If so, where's it coming from? I was just getting used to 8K.
Granted it's taken them a while, but AMC has launched its own "pass" which it calls "Stubs A-list". It's more expensive than MoviePass but has some features MoviePass doesn't, like the ability to see movies in IMAX or to make reservations even when you're not at the theater (unlike MoviePass which requires you be at the theater in order to get a ticket). https://www.amctheatres.com/amcstubs/alist
Very cool. I haven't seen a release date anywhere other than "later this year". Anyone else seen anything more specific?
Yep. You're 100% right that the story is ultimately what matters. What camera you use is irrelevant. So who cares if someone wants to attach their iPhone to expensive glass. I'm curious to see what that looks like but I'm more interested in knowing what someone does with it. I didn't think someone would ever shoot a feature on a mobile phone but I was proved wrong. So I'm just saying, let's keep an open mind.