That said, you're right about that "work philosophy" page. It's shit.
It's not going to be there for long because it doesn't add the value and the whole website is very mediocre anyway.
I'm consciously aware of the fact that people who get offended by my opinions (yes, I'm conscient these are just opinions and I never claimed otherwise) usually find me rude. But again, I don't exactly live to please strangers on the internet, and being straight to the point is, in my books (and clearly your books dictate otherwise), a more attractive feature than being politically correct.
And secondly, the fact that you went as far as checking my website instead of actually understanding the nature of my argument speaks volumes about the nature of your judgement. You're the type of person who seeks systematic validation.
If I turned out to be a rising star, your speech would have been entirely different. So don't mention the notion of hypocrisy to me.
And finally, how sure are you that my finish wasn't actually a praise? Do I really have to either commend or critise the entirety of someone's opinions or statements, or am I allowed to break 'em down into parts - some of which I'd find adequate, the others not so much? You tell me.
Having nothing to say is a very current Hollywoodian paradigm of sorts...
But seriously, Spielberg has nothing to say? The whole underlying line of Jurassic Park was that humans shouldn't try to control nature because nature can't be controlled. Shyamalan has nothing to say? The Sixth Sense gave us a strong undertone into the moralism of life and death, and how if some people were to die, they wouldn't even notice - or rather that some people's lives are so monotonic that death wouldn't change much of it.
Rather than the writer having nothing to say, sometimes it's the viewer who has nothing to hear.
A lot of cinematographers have vouched against ETTR. And instead they would recommend using a/your histogram and be wary of middle grey levels.
I'm just paraphrasing. I also heard log needs to be graded with the right software on a powerful enough computer, preferably using a de-logger - got no idea what in hell that is.
There's definitely a need for more education about log. Thanks for the article.
One, stop sucking up. You make it too obvious.
Two, "never the less" is one word: nevertheless.
Three, "Without knowledge, we are capturing images that have no connection to ourselves." - that sounds like half-baked regurgitated backyard philosophy.
That's actually untrue. A lot of great cinematographers are shallow thinkers and they never ponder on the scientific context for their work. Does that make them mediocre? Nope.
"Knowledge is what makes those gadgets in our hands capture what matters and makes sense." - also untrue. Curiosity is what makes us utilise technology in order to accumulate knowledge that can matter and make sense of our lives - sometimes. And you're probably curious so props to you. Keep being curious =)
Historically, cultural declines are associated with drastic economic and socio-political crises, so by concentrating too much on the money now, we burn the dollars of the future - inevitably. Societies that facilitate art and literature usually stand the test of time a lot better. Why do you think they were burning books in the Germany of the 40's?
I wish more people could see further than 12 months ahead of the present... and I wish that you could recognise that maybe it IS the exec's fault.
We get fed with bullshit one-liners like "you can do anything" and inspirational crap all the time, and then people who can ACTUALLY do "anything" because they own the beef and the honey, well, it's not their fault, all of a sudden?
I don't buy it.
Thanks, btw! Have a great weekend yourself =)
PS: my point was that profit shouldn't be the default metric we use to justify dooming practices. Especially when you can make money and make viable, intelligent decisions at the same time. It's just that it's harder to do both, of course...