Co-creator of Hapstance Films.
"Her refusal to lose more people, to see more death, subverts what we usually get from the series, and thus opens us up to new possibilities."
Yeah... except not. By stopping Finn from sacrificing himself, Rose is directly responsible for allowing the big battering-ram beam to kill all those nameless Rebel soldiers. She gives Finn a kiss right as dozens of people are dying by her hand. She is awful and this puff piece makes me angry all over again. *sulks in the corner and thinks wistfully about Empire*
It's very well done and I never noticed before, but when the Joker grabs the henchman, there appears to be a slight jump cut. I think what the article is saying is that after doing 22 takes, they were able to find two shots that matched extremely well at that moment in the action.
I really liked the way it was done in The Grand Budapest Hotel. No mid-scene changes, just a nice tweak of the aspect ratio depending on which of the timelines you were watching. The 1.37:1 fit wonderfully with the quirky, magical, diorama-esque feel of the 1930s segments, which made for great contrast with the more down-to-earth, cinematic realism of the more modern scenes in 2.35:1.
Wow. That looked superb!
I highly recommend this method, although the workflow is admittedly a bit funky. If you shoot on a Blackmagic, it's pretty cool. It takes longer to grade than the average method, but there's a degree of control it gives you that's really freeing.
In particular, if you use it in a Photoshop batch process alongside other powerful effects, you can get fantastic results without ever needing to delve into Resolve/Colorista/etc.
Here's an example of something graded with the Photoshop method. This was done through ACR, selective color, and shadow/highlights. http://youtu.be/TermMhT0TZg?list=UU-f8Tud7XwjhQCxFzf-YbeA
I think there was a great opportunity to bring that up in the article. It's interesting that one of the most celebrated films for its use of practical effects was also among the first major releases to usher in CGI in a significant way. Granted, one category of its effects has aged far better than the other.