Pretty tasty, and really nice write up (and great analysis... really well done) ...
I gotta say it's impressive how far they have come ... I started out with a phantom with a gopro years ago, and I think it still holds up https://cineclast.com/2015/01/04/best-settings-for-perfect-drone-footage...
looking forward to when they ender the camera market only...
I love Sode... lots. I think even his "noble failures" are wins because he has the testicular fortitude to go for it. Choosing your own adventure films always seemed a flawed vehicle for story. Any time you have to stop and think about what to choose to watch your bringing your audience out of the narrative. There are films that show you multiple perspectives in the same story, and they work, but its a gimmick and its not interactive.
I think there needs to be a bridge between the two... if you could influence the outcome of the story without having to brake consciousness to do so it be great. Like eye tracking software that determines where you look most on the screen, and let that information seamlessly build new narrative. Or even if you go through some sort of trial before the film (like a Q&A or some sort of personality test) and then the film is constructed based on your answers. These are more tailored experiences I guess, but still interested to see what Steve-O did here... he's a beast.
duality is good, but Im confused... spiderman makes sense; kid is weak, spiderman powerful... but batman ... parents dead, batman stops other parents from being dead? superman ... feels like an alien, uses superpowers to protect his home?
I dont think those examples fit the bill. The duality of batman is that he is rich and powerful, yet risks his life to save others out of duty. Superman fits in as clark kent (where he is weak and made fun of), but sacrifices his camouflage to become superman (where he is powerful and adored but doesnt fit in).
Also write what you know.
This has been going around ... my two cents;)
I agree with Sean ... and it just proves again that you really do need minimal equipment to make something worth watching. I shot this on an iPhone 5 and it's in this years OneScreen Show. I shot it literally on the way to work:
Mind you I also shoot with RED and Alexa and everything in between - but really it's just choosing the right gear for the job. More then anything it's making sure the technical doesn't get in the way of the story. Poor image quality, poor sound, poor story, these are what can ruin a production.
I always thought it was "father" ... "I want more life, father...."