Audiences are probably so accustomed to the paint-by-numbers cinematography of most blockbusters (looking at you Marvel Studios) that someone making an actual creative choice is just plain jarring.
In a way, this felt like an indie film with a huge budget, which is a compliment. I'm so bored with "blockbusters" that look like really expensive tv shows that ANY artistic choice feels like a breath of fresh air.
Take this theorizing with a grain of salt, but what if the theatrical model has to go back in time a bit to when movies played in theaters for up to a year before hitting video/tv?
We take for granted that a movie will be released on VOD less than four months after its theatrical release when most movies would take their sweet time (hell, Jurassic Park took an entire YEAR!). Movies like Tenet were built for theatrical screenings and Nolan has the power to keep it there as long as it needs to be to become profitable.
Like everything else, the theatrical experience as we knew it is over. But maybe it can be salvaged. If anything, I think we've seen the last of non-event movies getting a theatrical run. From here on out, I expect the theatrical experience to be pure spectacle while the more "low key" movies (dramas, kids movies, thrillers, some horror, comedies, etc.) will go straight to VOD.
It was the last thing they covered in the video presentation. The news of the P6k took all the attention away from the firmware announcement. I have no intention of dumping my P4k, and the firmware update just gives me more cool stuff to dig into and use.
I've had my Pocket 4k since late December and I LOVE it. The announcement of the Pocket 6k was a little bit annoying (it hasn't even been a year yet, c'mon guys), but the news that really grabbed me yesterday was the firmware update. FULL GIMBAL CONTROLS!!!
Does anyone know what models the firmware will make the P4k compatible with? They didn't go into much detail in the video.
Wow.... this looks like a huge visual step forward from Unsane. The cinematography is actually kinda beautiful.
Soderbergh is one of the most intriguing filmmakers of his age. How many guys in the industry are this willing to throw convention out the window?
I wouldn't say it's ridiculous. Not everybody has the extra cash lying around to pick up a DLSR, Lenses, extra batteries, more expensive support gear, etc. For many, the best camera to shoot on is the camera you have access to. Hell, I've been making indie films since the days of mini-DV and smartphones blow that technology away. Shoot on whatever you can, just stop procrastinating.
tbh, new (and not so new) filmmakers need to focus more on telling compelling stories and creating engaging characters. The most powerful cinema camera on the market can't save you if you're a lousy storyteller.