I just want to make movies
canon lost their fanboys long ago. It's too late for this junk
We had to shoot this way for online commercials. Frame for 9:16 but keep it 16:9 safe. It's ridiculous. It limits movement. It forces sets to be built higher. It forces you to shoot on a 5k or better camera. It's a pain in the butt. I find shooting for square is fine (instagram) or just 16:9. If the audience cares enough they'll flip their damn phone.
This has been eye opening! Thanks for posting!
It's funny he said he never shot cross coverage with the windows up. I worked with Toby Oliver on a car spot right before he shot Get Out. We shot the same set up, cross shooting with the window up. We saw lots of reflections. In post we had to work down the reflections, thankfully Light Iron was able to knock it out a fair amount. I recently had to do that shot on my own. I found the best way to get the shot is to make sure the sun is facing the front or rear of the vehicle. That way the sun can't reflect between the windows and your camera! I'd love to know what his grip came up with! I also loved how he shot the sunken place!
Talk about inspiring! I just started my damn day job and I already want to quit. People forget you need to have fun on set. It's all about running around and having fun. Orson Welles once said "The enemy of art is the absence of limitations." I heard he played the Unicron in "Transformers: The Movie"
It's all about giving yourself limitations to work with. Look up Steven Soderbergh's limitations. He decided not to shoot in stereo for Traffic, he restricted himself to a few lenses in Contagion and on top of all that he went bald and looked like Moby. For my last project I didn't use a tripod. I was so used to having one on set slowing me down. So I didn't put one on my order. We got 47 set-ups done is 6 hours. It was great! Find something to restrict yourself with! Orson Welles restricted himself to only chocolate bars for Touch of Evil! You can too!
So I should take the brillo pad out of my AC kit?