Agree with lack of story and overlooking audio. I had bad experience with freelance sound crew so I extended the budget this time to hire real working professionals.
Thanks for advice. Do you think an "ok" dp with big experience with pro cameras would be better than a dp i really like but who had really little experience with pro cameras? I think the risk of him getting something wrong could hurt the production. Or maybe just choose the dp I like and downgrade to a lesser camera?(from Red to A7s since he mostly really shoots on Sony)
As of reframing, they didn't specify exactly, they just say every movie has enormous amount of reframing, but stabilization - yes, there is a reel in one of the extras, of flat ungraded pre cgi footage and its post look and they specifically mentioned heavy stabilisation in opening car sequence (there is a whole video on that sequence due to how complicated the lighting and design was). Not sure if just leaving it alone how it is is always a good option. It has its own feel. Also, sometimes unstabilized footage looks horrible. As we speak of Fincher, there is an example of the footage from The girl with the dragon tattoo, where because of the snow and uneven terrain, the exterior moving shots look simply unprofessional.
I am not an experienced artist, but does resolution have nothing to do with stabilisation? Because when stabilising, the footage gets cropped, that's obvious pixel loss. I always thought sensor size usually mainly associates with light sensitivity. Again, I'm not in the field, just reading what i can.
Also, doesn't more resolution, these extra pixels, give more data for the software to track? One of the points I usually see is that 4k also helps with green screens due to the extra pixels which make for more precise colour distinction and removal. Same with tracking.
Well, the reason I asked to drop the "what have you done to criticize them" is because this is the only type of answers people get when this subject it touched don't you agree? I asked not to criticize my criticism because it will begun a never ending discussion over who, what and how criticizes things rather than focus on the discussion itself.
Secondly, NoFilmSchool is the only platform where this can be discussed, where people are interested in filmmaking more, I believe, than people who's interests end on the youtube search "after effects lightsaber tutorial". And I believe, Film Riot is the channel who is targeted exactly at that segment. The problem is that there is no counterpart, no one who actually knows cinema and does tutorials and channels like FilmRiot are the ultimate Spielbergs of the community. "Do it yourself then, huh?" Well, that's another topic, but I wanted somebody to actually see that they are not the level people should be aiming.
The question which bothers you, the answer is "no". I do not have any connections to the channel, and I understand after all the hate bringing up another channel seems very convenient but it was just after I saw two latest videos from film riot and dslr guide and then one of CD's videos I thought what is wrong with the community. People bashing CD where he actually gives insightful real industrial level tips and people screaming how they praise Ryan for his work.
Also you can remember the videos where Ryan criticizes some short films. And at least half of them were just on another level better, and Ryan gives them shits for something he never could achieve. So you have that
Yeah, Proximity is the only one you can feel had been shot my somebody who knows stuff, but still it has so many rookie mistakes, which Ryan himself speaks of. Anyway, It's one of the better ones.
The fist sentence you produced is exactly what I asked not to do. By your logic, ANYONE who has not contributed to Hollywood has no rights to criticize movies? By your logic, I must have missed where you contributed to my life to criticize my opinion. Why not say what I think and in addition to that reveal a good source for filmmakers, which is actually useful.
P.S.: I understand I might seem aggressive here, but I am tired of false flattering and pretenses. "Oh, and what have YOU done?", Let's then just sit back and relax and hold everything inside. Even though it's edgy theoretics, by withholding what we think we only make the content worse.