Writer-Director-Producer, sometimes DP. Often editor. Knows a lot about post and VFX. But above all? Lover of stories.
I love my two Shoguns. But please, have they improved the mirror-like screen so I don't have to look at super closeups of my own nosehairs or clogged pores instead of seeing what's on the screen in bright light? Please, Atomos, please...
Have they announced the "native" ISO(s) yet?
At first I was surprised there were only a couple posts about this article- it's a good one. But it does illustrate how much you'll work for free and how few days you'll actually be directing on set. This may be a turn-off to many. By the way, Ben's absolutely killing it. 42 shoot days as a director on set last year? Anything over 10 is damn good, at least in the commercial/branded content world. Last year I did a smidge over 20 days and I was thrilled.
Gillette's market share has been dropping from 80% to 60%. Last year, competitor Harry's did a pretty decent short film about being a man. The writing was on the wall, and Gillette decided to capitalize on the visibility of the #metoo movement to try to get traction with younger audiences who are avoiding their products. Did they create something good, or did they do something tone-deaf and heavy-handed like that Pepsi ad from a few years back? One thing for certain: they absolutely want this "controversy" and discussion with their brand front-and-center. My own take? I have young kids. I spend time with lots of grown men who are dads with young kids. I have never, EVER heard a single one of them laugh something off as "boys will be boys". So while I like the message of "let's do better", they missed the boat with me. ps: I don't care that it was directed by a woman. Seriously, people are people. But I wouldn't be surprised if Grey chose her specifically to help stoke some "controversy" over the campaign.
Austin is a fantastic place to make movies. Or work as a below-the-line on stuff for a living. I loved my time there.
Yedlin's demo is totally worth the time, and I think it's been covered here before. My own two cents: I have not been asked if we're shooting in 4K or whatever for at least two years. Now, I'm sure most of them assume we're shooting in at least 4K, so one's mileage will vary.