The sigma zooms aren't parfocal, so they already lose the cinema zoom game
Can nobody expose a shot properly? This all looks like crap cause it's several stops under and unlit. Show us something that looks like something we'd want to show someone.
I'm happy about a hopefully thorough release, rather than just rushing to market and cleaning up the mess after.
I'm all for creative decisions, but the general trend toward extreme under exposure in recent years just feels like lazy film making. Sure, you're creating a mood, but if the scene and the actors aren't visible to the audience, what's the point? Being insensitive to the way that the majority of people view tv and movies these days, from their living room or bed on shitty TVs and laptops with bright windows or boob lights on the ceiling lighting everything up, is pretty short-sighted from a delivery standpoint. It used to be that filmmakers could create drama and intensity while actually exposing a shot. Now, they just turn off every single light and say "oh it's dramatic now." I think it's lazy and uncreative. I love the cinematography of Ozark. The camera language is incredible. But the conscious decision to duck the exposure so dramatically on set or in the grade hurts the show more than it helps it when they take it to the extreme, in my opinion.
100% actually this. Have seen a lot of brilliant work sidelined for some very average storytelling and visuals cause of the buddy-system.
Anyone else think this LUT isn't particularly great looking? It just makes everything look flat and brown.