Any differences between the two types other than rod size? Unable to watch the video at the moment.
Aputure or Ikan. Any preference? Specifically the Rayden vs Aputure Light Storm LS 1C
Write it and make it. That's the only way you will ever know if it works. As mentioned above you aren't treading in any new territory but neither are Leon the Professional, Inception, or Unforgiven. What have you got to lose but a few hours?
To their credit, PTA and Wes Anderson both have amazing short films with C&C and BR. Even Day of the Fight by Stanley Kubrick as well as his short about the traveling priest (I believe it's called Padre?) are fantastic first films. Fear and Desire may have been a case of biting off more than he could chew script-wise.
Perseverance though. I pull up this speech often.
"I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating, I don't care if it's a book, a film, a painting, dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music... anybody... anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us I think this world would be un-liveable without art and I thank you, that includes the academy, that includes my fellow nominees here tonight. Thank you for inspiring me, thank you for this. (Steve Soderbergh)
Lenses used... Panasonic E series or Panavision?
The Neon Demon - woman breaks mirror... then cries.