wait how are you getting “Most of Burnham’s equipment could have been purchased online for under $100”?
Your next sentence mentions the 50mm which by itself costs $500.
Those ellipsoidal lights he has (x2) are about $1000 a piece. The S1H is $5000.
It is great DIY filmaking - but it wasn’t cheap. It took lots of planning and a great understanding of what equipment to use for which situation - but he didn’t cheap out on any of the gear - he got the best gear for the look he wanted. Sorry for the rant but every time I see that the special was made for cheap bugs me.
The special did have great story and I’d be a fool to argue against good story being the most important thing - but the special is far more an argument for knowing how to use all the filmmaking tool available to their fullest. That was fairly expansive lighting kit he had at his disposal. If anything the argument could be made that this special shows that gear is more important than location - but there are lots of other examples that show the reverse.
Recently (pandemic related) we’ve had to pump content out pretty quick. A trick I found that gets you pretty close in Premeire is to take the saturation slider and pump it all the way to 200% then adjust your WB and Tint until you have roughly equal parts teal, orange, green and magenta represented in your faces. (The saturation boosted all the way makes this more obvious). Once you get the balance bring your saturation back down to 100%. Your basically there after that
It's definitely a hard subject to talk about - especially if you haven't been out in public a lot yet. For those of us who have had to go out - either because we have an essential job or because our states have already relaxed recommendations - life out here is still very normal. We're interacting with people constantly and not seeing it spread around us - definitely not more than any other disease that we already lived with. Personally I feel duped by the whole thing - by fear. I think as more people start to go outside and get back to their normal routines they will feel the same way.
180degrees is a different scale for shutter than the 1/30,1/60, 1/125 factional scale that you’ll see more commonly on digital gear. When you’re talking about shutter in degrees it’ll always be based on your current shooting speed. So if you’re shooting 30fps a 180degree shutter is 1/60 but when shooting 120fps 180degrees = 1/240.
All of these effects can be achieved with a curves filter. If you look up the math behind each of these you'll see they correspond to some kind of linear, exponential or log curve. Multiply for example would just be like a shallow exponential curve.
You can recreate basically anything with curves though - I had a editor who went through a huge process to send his footage out frame by frame to get some photo filter effect he really wanted on his footage. Using curves and the color parade I remade the effect for him in premiere so he could copy and paste it to all of his other footage.
Though I may use this technique more for adding a solid color - seems to produce fast easily controllable tinting.