The review is accidentally a solid argument for why the entire industry should switch to AF as focus technology continues to improve. Human beings are never going to be great at shallow depth of field focus pulling but Hal 9000 soon will be.
I'd love to have seen exactly how he feathered the backlight to keep it from blowing out the subject. That would have been the most instructive part of the tutorial by far.
No flip out screen?
Day and Date is BS; let the greatest legend in the history of cinema have his own theatrical release for his final film for Christ's sake.
Glad to participate in as much Premiere bashing as possible; it deserves it. But I still LOATHE Final Cut pro, especially its awful color grading (though not as awful as it was a few months ago)--and despise the "maybe we'll render, maybe we won't--we'll decide" background render feature. Much as I'm disappointed in Premiere, I'll go back to 3/4" tape-to-tape editing before I suffer through FCP one more time.
I still never wind up using automatic motion tracking--even though I could use it every day, I just can't depend on it. It always lets me down. I wind up adjusting each mask manually, which adds hours to my work. Premiere doesn't just need to create new toys--it needs to make the toys it already has work.