Principal at Stenbakken Media and always looking for ways to tell the story better.
Haha. Good point. Maybe a CLEAR story/plot is all that's needed. The complicated just takes more time to explain (and maybe leaving less time to enjoy).
Brenton, well shot, edited, graded and paced for the piece. Your attempt to communicate the vague nature of what happened, whose motives are what, and any clue as to what actually happened was successful. However, it left me empty. Rather than "harrow my soul" it just left me with nothing. I know it's in vogue to be vague. But this didn't leave me wanting to share it with anyone. If they were to ask, "what's it about?" I'd have to say, "the danger of being unclear." So I guess there's a value in that, like a cautionary tale.
It's ironic that while the framework is related to the Gospel (which is not very vague) all the characters, motives and facts are indeed unknown. Artsy, yes. But didn't lead to any soul searching here (not that every film has to serve that). To be clear, that doesn't make it a bad film. I think it's excellent as a piece of work. It's just that in this case (for me) the art didn't invite transformation. I only mention that because of your closing statement.
I do wish you the best as you put this out there and do more and even better things. You've certainly got the skill set!
Thanks for the post, Robert. It works like a charm on the FS7 (took me about the same length as the demo video to set up). Not sure if this is the *camera* generating a wifi signal (which could be used anywhere) or my wifi in office. We'll find out on further test.
SADLY, I cannot see that "Smart Control" is available for the FS7. Bummer! If you (or others) find a way to wirelessly monitor the FS7 (or coming FS5)… let me know. The irony here is that the controls respond way faster when pushed from the phone than they do on the camera itself. Aperture control is *instantaneous* from phone, kinda laggy on camera (both with MetabonesIV and Canon EF glass).
You make a really good point about HAVING to collaborate with others in the process. It's sometimes the competing ideas (that have to fight each other for legitimacy) that makes a project move from "ok" to really good. A one-dimensional perspective is seldom the best.
Stellar. Thanks for the great information. We just finished project where a bunch of this information would've been really useful. Having gone through the process without knowing this, it definitely highlights the value of what is presented here. Thank you.
This is all good. Ignore them at your own peril.
I'd add: GAFFER'S TAPE. I know it's expensive. But do yourself (and your crew) a huge favor and ditch the duct tape and buy the real thing. Every surface you put it on will thank you. Trust me.