2 years ago I won this contest and was sent around the world to make travel films, so I bought the then new Sony A7RIII ... before that I was all Cannon, all cannon glass, workflow, you name it. I made 130 films in about 3 months with the Sony, and I'm sure I could have never done that with a Cannon at the time ... and even today, it's my go to camera ... With the money you save you can buy a really nice piece of glass and have a killer package ... 8k is nice but unless your going to screen ... no contest.
Nice video and nice write up ... this is covered often but this was a particularly clear and well understood explanation of Campbell's theory.
One thing I'm always interested in is what films do not follow the Hero's Journey? Are there any successful films that tell a story from a new framework?
There is surprisingly little online about it. And I find it hard to think of one myself. (F is for Fake ... The 5 Obstructions ... maybe )
You know what's creepy ... when companies troll the comments for their name, and then reply to commenters in the feed with the ol' "if you can email us some specifics of your problem we'd love to work with you, because we're actually the opposite of the experience you claimed to have."
Why dont you DM Matthew and maybe actually fix the experience he had with you. Then maybe Matthew would comment "you know what, these guys called me and actually took the time to fix the problem." and everyone would be like "damn, this company is legit".
Maybe I'm the one who's crazy, but we're all sick of the bull, and making it seem like we're all better then we actually are. Whats the real deal. Fix it, deal with the criticism, and be better, and maybe you wont have to play cleanup in the comments section.
I was doing research because I just finished a film and was considering using an ag ... but it's skeevo comments like thee Erik that just make me wanna puke.
Wear a mask.
I'd greenlight any project if that sweater walked in the room.
What happened to this site ???
Great article, and a lot of good info thats usually hard to find. I've been directing (and repped) for about 5 years now, working as a filmmaker for about 15. I however have never believed in the "box" mentality. A lot of older people will tell you that you have to do this, that you have to choose a color to paint with, because you'll never be able to market yourself, and really I dont think that is true any longer. In fact, I think it's dangerous. In a world where EVERYONE is making media, to do only one thing is to limit your possibilities, also, it's hard to bring a unique dynamic to a project if you only do one thing. If you wrote the book on car commercials, and the only thing you write and read is car commercials, how can you expect to be novel.