Looks like an amazing lens, great to see Sony carry on with this series - however, there is one major issue with the lens that only 2 reviewers have picked up that affects videographers and filmmakers: the lens has very pronounced focus breathing
The 35mm f1.8 does not focus breathe.
To be fair, and to answer the question: people will always make great stories on moving media - whether it is for a studio, for a streaming company or for art's dake, if you have the burning need to make movies/videos/moving images, you will create them.
People seem to forget that the studio system has been arguably more controlling and restrictive with small stables of directors and actors that get rinsed and repeated over decades. One thing we have seen with the likes of HBO, Netflix etc is a broader range of narrratives, more diversity in actors and directors and more opportunities.
Like all human creative endeavours, a lot of it is crap, but this goes for pretty much all creative forms: out of a mountain of derivative slush come a few golden nuggets.
Artists will happily carry on making art, content creators will happily carry on making content, and once covid is over, I'm sure there will continue to be plenty of opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to sneak a screening after hours.
'I went to film school'... and ended up writing for 'No Film School' - funny how things turn out :)
This! 'Allowing characters to grow, and be more than the love interest who helps bring meaning to a man’s lonely life, breaks the cycle of this unhealthy trope. Let her have interests and make decisions for herself. Let her be a fully fleshed-out character!'
Good article - refreshing to see intelligent analysis and ideas about how to move on from these tedious tropes. Film has constantly evolved and will carry on doing so regardless of a few butthurt men who mourn their safe sexist spaces or cry about the onslaught of SJWs - thankfully , women in film are too busy making the new movies than arguing the toss over whether the film world is becoming too 'safe and sterile'.
The future of film is more diversity, stronger characters who are women and POC, a broader range of storytelling - all good =)
Correction: we are at the mercy of nature, not science. Science is just one of our ways of making sense of the universe. We build our beliefs, our art and civilisation within a natural world that supports and sustains us (not the other way around).
This pandemic is a relatively polite reminder that our existence is fragile - a climate crisis will be a lot crueller and more dramatic in it's effects on humanity... and the film industry =)
And totally agree that this is a time to re-evaluate, to evolve and embrace new ways of thinking, creating and viewing - also as good a time as any to rework the power structures within film.