I love Villeneuve as a director and respect his films so much, but I find it sad a petty that all these great directors are taking shots at other movies that incredibly talented crews and casts have put such hard work into. I don't understand why people feel the need to publicly put down their peers' work; all I hear is jealousy and insecurity when they do. I'm tired of reading these stories.
It makes sense to me to keep EF mount indefinitely I would think. It's a great range that is compatible with a wide range of glass from budget options to some of the best glass there is. EF is still runner-up for professional, cinema-standard cameras, right? Most cameras that come standard with PL have interchangeable EF options... and all the best lens makers are making PL and/or EF. There are some great options for MFT and RF lenses, but I don't know of any upper-echelon, really serious lens makers who are making them...
What's a Canon?
I think the predictions for what Trump's election means for filmmakers was a little too doom-and-gloom. I am, by no means, a Trump fanboy or supporter of the far-right, but I think it's important to note that the US slipped TENTY NINE spots down the press freedom index under the Obama administration. So as distinguished as President Obama has been, and as much of a friend he's been to personal rights, he hasn't been a champion for freedom of press.
Also, and this is just hoping for the "best case scenario" for someone like me who is a small business owner and makes their living both in commercial video production and filmmaking, the Trump-era could usher in tax cuts for business owners like myself that make it easier to make a decent profit. Also, if you really think about it, American Cinema is one of our more profitable "exports." So if Trump sees it that way (and hopefully, being a man who has made so much money off the "entertainment" industry, he will), then he might actually end up infusing the film industry with more money, or putting structures in place that make private investment in cinema more appealing... here's to hoping, at least.
Now, what he might do to affect certain laws that could make american cities/states appeal to studios (case in point, NC), or certain workers feel safe and welcome that is another story altogether...
But I'm *trying* to assume the best... trying.
Canon just made 2013's most awesome camera.
I went to a workshop and talked for quite a while with Alex Bueno, the DP for all of these digital shorts. He said they get the scripts on a Wednesday night, have to have their locations booked by Thursday and shoot them all in a single day (Friday) and edit, color, etc. on the Saturday of the show's air date. They also do it on an incredibly small budget.
He also seemed really keen on using big, soft light sources. In the workshop sessions, he would show a short and then demonstrate how he lit it... he used an Octoplus for just about every example. He's pretty sharp, he does so much with so little.