Going to Stanley Kubrick Film School and dreaming of making low budget features some day. For now short movies are my thing.
The hiccups are my concern. I've noticed that if you move the camera more than a bit, there is often a hiccup and that's a very bad thing. So for shot you don't really move a lot, the OIS is nice, but as soon as you start moving around you are in a dangerous ball park...
Has someone had better results with a different lens?
Not bad at all! A few very nice shots, good sound! Intensity got a bit lost at times because of too much darkness. Grading can be a real pain in the ass when you look your work on different monitors, televisions and projectors. It's a learning process to get somewhere in the middle. Good luck for your next work!
Excellent that you share your story and may help some of us to dodge the RAW bullet. It takes a lot but also gives a lot. I shot my first short RAW and do not hecitate to do it again but with experience it'll be much more convenient next time (syncing, labeling, trancoding, archiving). It's not the easy road you've chosen and of course you will make mistakes. I think your DP is at least as guilty as you are :) There are a lots of directors that aren't that visual. You might end up being one later as you make more movies or not. There's room for all of us so just do your thing!