I got a warning when I tried to watch the video that says, "WARNING: Due to the age of your computer system and the limited speed of your internet, we feel the technology depicted in this video must fall into the NSFW category due its fantasy like nature the fact that you'll never actually get to touch one... Have a nice day! Loser."
I'd love to see these films lined up with other modern and classic films so a comparison could be drawn. For example, I don't know the numbers but The Martian, Prometheus and Gravity all had intense action sequences, but didn't feel rushed.
More classically, how do movies like Die Hard, The Matrix, Terminator, and Aliens (NOT Alien... :D ) compare to the modern styles of action editing. Or heck, what about Ben Hur, Robin Hood and His Merry Men, or World In His Arms line up...
I hated the cutting of The Taking of Pelham 123 - since they obviously tried to artificially pump the angst of the story (seriously, they're stealing a subway train... it already sounds like it lacks energy) through constant and mindless cutaways that only served to interrupt the story and didn't do anything except optically frustrate the drama. (I felt, anyways...)
Final note: Mad Max's composition is nothing short of genius. I couldn't believe on leaving the theatre how intense the cutting was, but how my vision didn't feel exhausted like it tends to in so many action films (like Avengers and so forth...). I like to sit fairly close to the cinema screens to enjoy the spectacle and size, and I'm used to walking out of a movie with tired eyes. Mad Max felt fast, but it was SO easy to watch!
In complex Drone setups, this is pretty useful, but it kills the battery life of the smaller A7r and A7rII ... so on long shoots we just unhook parts of the rig and do setting changes the old fashioned way.
Would love it if you could pop a USB cable in from your phone to the camera and skip the whole WiFi side of things.
Best internet viral video concept bought by Hollywood?
*gets hit by lightening*
My frustration is when the interviewee is discussing content that is far more conceptual instead of visual in nature.
VO "Investors can expect a profit yield of between 15% and 30% over the course of the next 12 months, as long as interest rates stay the same..."
B-Roll for this type of sentence is going to be pretty vague, and may have to resort to motion graphics.
That, and I hate interviews... :D
I have literally been searching for this information for years! You can find it in bits and pieces around the net, but this is a really nice condensed version.
I met an editor once in Sydney, Australia, who literally 'typed' videos into existence. He could hotkey a rough-cut in irritatingly minuscule amounts of time. His motto was, "If you click the Mouse, you're probably doing it wrong..." Honestly, it was sickening how good he was. His videos were excellent as well. (Top Gear!)
Anyways, looking forward to putting this into practice.