Shoot features, commercials and docs for over 15 years.
It's a non starter. If you're spending over 30K on a camera package, why not just get Red SSD's and a Red Touchscreen. You're going to need the touch screen anyway. Seems pointless to add an extra box to save a few bucks on SSD's. Also, if this SSD is internal and non-swappable, no one is going to buy it.
Problem I have with this list is that seems like like the critics it polled pretty much think films start and end with American or a few European films. Not a single Asian or Latin American Film? No Kurosawa, Zhang Yimou or Wong Kar Wai? You also have to ask yourself why good cinematography seems to follow great directors more than great cinematographers. Film is such a collaborative medium that I find it meaningless to separate and award individual crafts. Critics relish this sort of thing as its their lifeblood and validates them somehow, manifesting in hollow wank fests such as the Golden Globes.
It's like awarding a crap paining for Best Brush Strokes. How does anyone award Best Editing without seeing the dailies? Or Best Cinematography without Production Design? Or Best Film without Best Director?
How can you have "great" cinematography in a mediocre movie? This list has a few masterpieces but some real snoozers as well. It's like giving an award for Best Tires on Chevy Aveo. The obsession of form over function, is what drives many an indie or student filmmaker to spend loads of money on toys when they really neede a better script and actors. On a bigger scale you have Terrence Malick. His best movie, "Badlands", has the most workaday cinematography while "Days of Heaven", while beautiful to look at, is a pretty forgettable story. No one really gives two cents about the story in DOH. When people only talk about a film's cinematography, there's something terribly wrong with the film. In short, films that should be on this list should be great films as well.
Films to add:
City of God
My Name is Ivan
Lawrence of Arabia
The Fugitive (John Ford)
And to believe Netflix will not allow any of their productions to shoot Arri because it isn't 4k. Sounds like somebody at Red bought a lot of shares. Arri at 3.2k actually outperforms Red on a rez chart up to 5k. Go figure.
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