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Looks like Glover and the camera are on a see-saw gimbal that is controlled by grips on the way up and then by gravity and momentum on the way down. I think the first one Glover controlled the descent himself. It seems to me that the only visual effect (other than the transition to each following scene, and the titles) is digitally painting out the padding Glover lifts up from on one side and falls into on the other. Otherwise, he’s actually rising and falling and that’s no green screen.
I was just going to say that.
Nice tip. Used more sparingly, desaturating highlights to appear more neutral white is another one.
The camera is only as good as the operator. This footage clearly shows what this camera is capable of in the hands of a good operator. Shooting footage is only a piece if the puzzle. Post production work is always necessary to squeeze the best image possible from the camera. Sorry you want a camera that shoots footage that looks already graded without the actual work; I'm sure this and other cameras shoot a very fine image that requires no obvious color grading for fast hand-off to clients in modes that are not log-based. This video is an example of a DP working with log. That's it.