Nice! Didn't know all of them! The one with the cable seems extremely handy.
Hey Matt, Thanks for your reply. I am very sorry to hear you found it salty. You are right, it was a little sarcastic. I just dislike the Oscars because I think its more about the things around the film and money spent on the films than the actual quality. That said; I did like the article with good tips on better film making, so should've pointed that out aswell.
I think you're overseeing the real problem here; perhaps you have never seen a good film by women and coloured people, because they didn't get the same chances as the average white filmmaking man. That's where the problems start and that's what the article is referring to. In filmschool I've had some female colleagues who made outstanding work, but all the jobs are taken by men. So it's also an issue of getting the right chance, getting someone to trust you and provides you of money to start a pilot/film. In the end it's about quality; if you can hire a female for an job on your filmset - with the same qualities as a white man - why shouldn't you hire her? Because she's a woman?
In my opinion, the annual Oscars ceremony is just another big fashionshow with big filmstars and producers involved. I'll extend the list a little bit on 'how to get an oscar' - more realistically:
6. Become a Hollywood filmmaker - Oscar people don't like Indie- and foreign stuff!
7. Fund a great budget; the bottom line is 25 million!
8. Make it epic; over-the-top American always wins
9. Make it seem like an impossible job, but you nailed it; you become a even bigger star.
10. Read Blake Snyder's 'Save the Cat' and pick your american category; make sure it ends in a big cliche; Protagonist wins, others die.
11. Hire great filmstars for main character-rolls. Definitely.
The first step to a good weddingvideo is considering what kind of Wedding Vid you are going to make; will you be using Slomo (a little slomo 50fps or big 120/150 slomo)? Are you up for a long process of grading (S-Log is really flat, yeah there are LUT's but its still a long process)? C100 is a real straight forward and good camera, I've used it as well at a wedding once. Its not very heavy for a day, but shooting on SD's wont benefit the quality (you could use a atomos, but that will make the camera heavier). If you want to move a lot and make more of a neat compilation, why not consider a DJI with a smaller cam (Talking about the c100 mark ii price range would be the same as a DJI + a7s). or is it just a registration of the wedding from a tripod?
I can imagine that (main) characters of films are more likely to be a man, since most screenwriters and directors are men and can identify better with men in general.
But everyone knows - and it's not new - that jobs all over the world are still unevenly distributed, it's unfair but true. So why wouldn't this count for the film industry, an enormous industry with lots of money involved? It's good that it has been researched and also good certain production companies do want to change. People should stop worrying about gender/skintone so much and start worrying about quality of the production and the (end)result of fine teamwork.