Honestly, I think this is too little too late. The image this camera produces is nice, but its lack of low light capabilities, high price and the fierce competition makes it unlikely AJA will succeed with this camera. But it was indeed lacking in the highlight department.
I agree, nothing better then a real world scenario. And no, we didn't get paid by Bose, nor were we rewarded. Guess they don't focus on the quietness of their headphones ;-). I thought the song is quite important in our film, even pivotal, so I wouldn't say it is clickbait. Or a bad descriptor of the movie. But we did jump on the bandwagon of all the parodies and spoofs of the song. I wouldn't do that per se, but since it is a one day project, and we did it for fun, not for artistic reasons as such, I think once in a while you may jump on a bandwagon. Would you jump on a bandwagon?
Wow, that is an old school song. Nice. And that would be a great idea for the Aja Cion mk II ;-).
The highlights are mainly blown because we overexposed. In low light, we found it harder to judge exposure. (The output to the Alphatron viewfinder went drab.) We went with the overexposure and exaggerated it in grading. Because this way it felt angelic instead of just plain stupid.
You make an excellent point, why dilution shouldn't be our main concern. I went and approached it the wrong way. If you want maximum exposure, I thought, you shouldn't dilute your audience. Views attract views. But multiple platforms also attract new viewers, off course.
Good point. I don't think non-commercial projects are less valuable then commercial ones, but I do agree the dilution of an audience is not necessarily a bad thing. Even if it sometimes feels that way.
Thank you. Don't you find that posting it on several streaming services dilutes your audience? I don't think we added a ton of contrast, but that 5% or 6% extra contrast can be too much for some, agreed.