I've been following along with the video using BMPCC footage shot in ProResHQ. So far I like the results I can get right inside Premiere.
Blackmagic seems to get better with each release -- how do they stay so affordable?
You're right: being against porn does NOT make someone close-minded, nor their rhetoric shallow -- but the way you expressed yourself in the first comment comes off as shallow and thoughtless. You're also correct in stating that I don't know you or your struggles. That's why I addressed the manner in which you expressed yourself, not your personal life. My advice to "be more thoughtful" stemmed from your apparent knee-jerk reaction to a subject you clearly find unsavory. Are you saying you couldn't have given a more thoughtful response? If not, why say anything? I understand that not every subject is easy to discuss, but what good is it to simply dismiss it?
As far as your blanket statements and statistics concerning the porn industry: I can't agree or disagree. I'm not as well read on the subject, and it's irrelevant to my point. The purpose of my comment was to defend this community's right to discuss anything regarding video/film, as well as any matter, event, gear, or subject therein deemed pertinent or interesting. However, I admittedly gave unwelcome advice to be more thoughtful. Perhaps this was a little too brazen and forward on my part. It was a mis-step and I apologize.
Before I go, here are the first two entries of the word “entertainment” as defined by dictionary.com:
1.the act of entertaining; agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement.
2. something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, especially a performance of some kind.
It doesn't matter if you, personally, are entertained by pornography; it's still a form of entertainment. I don’t particularly care for Michael Bay films or TV’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’ -- but that doesn’t mean they aren’t entertainment.
Good luck to you as well.
Whether you're for it or against it, pornography is part of the entertainment industry. I'm not saying you have to like it, but maybe you should put some thought into the subject before reacting with regurgitated and shallow rhetoric. Why not comment on the concept presented here? Like this: Porn in space? Sounds gimmicky to me. And the production value of the trailer doesn't give me much confidence that they could pull it off. It's an ambitious endeavor, but one that doesn't pique my interest enough to support it financially.
You do yourself no favors as an artist by dismissing ideas without exploring them, nor do you help NSF by accusing the site of having no morals simply because a subject matter makes you uncomfortable. Be more thoughtful next time.
Awesome film. The choice to shoot an actual humane slaughter was the right one. I'm not sure how many responses you've gotten that begin with "Well, I'm a vegetarian..." or "Being an animal-lover...," but I'm sure they are plentiful (full disclosure: I'm a vegetarian). I came away from this questioning: Is there such a thing as "humane" slaughter? I don't know the answer. I think as people we can try, or reason our way around it, or come up with means that make the killing quick. Does quick equate to humane? Is it humane to chop of a once-living thing for financial gain? What if it was for survival? Again, I don't know the answers. But, I love the questions. On a different note, I love how it was shot, and how the sound fx of sawing through the pig felt more significant than the killing itself. Maybe because it took more time than the killing. Not sure. Either way, wonderfully done.
Awesome, thank you! And I look forward to the trailer :)