Lutte Kikker - Lutte the Frog
Great post and youtube video! I just love it....I hope, one day, I can be on a GOT filmset as a stand in or production member :P
Amazing amounts of money they pay.....never knew you would earn almost 1 million dollars as a main Editor or over 170k as a Steadicam operator. Crazy lol.....the diffences in the amount paid are really huge.
I agree with you on this, the danger is that people "might" think they can easy make a film production like this on an Apple iPhone 6s, which is not the case. Also, I was not really impressed with the blocky structures now and then (especially when you see the green shirt). Yes, it's amazing phones can film in 4K and all that, but for the price, I'd buy a cheaper UHD camera like the Panasonic FZ1000 or G7. Better quality, more settings to choose from and a much higher bitrate for around $700,- .....
Samsung has 4K on their Note 4 and Galaxy S5 for years already. Apple iPhone is just late with 4K really. GH2 has much better Image quality (even in FHD).
Well, an Alexa is a bit more expensive than a phone (I guess those filmmakers were on a budget or they wanted to test the maximum quality of a smartphone sensor). If they can make a production like this with a phone, imagine what they actually can do with an Alexa....
Question is: how many people (even the filthy rich) do really need the latest RED camera anyway? So many productions are not even in 4K nowadays, just in 1080p (some people think the quality of modern 4K format systems is TOO good and TOO sharp and detailed, it takes away a lot of the old film-feeling, so they avoid using it).