But he’s not a filmmaker. He doesn’t shoot anywhere near the level the people who he is somehow “fair use” using clips (uncredited at that) of.
Also why is he reacting to animation as if it’s live action? The blood and coke, that’s a game intro cutscene.
Do you just share everything Peter Mckinnon because this was super obnoxious.
First of first he did a video on filters with almost the exact same script 9 months ago. Built in ND filters do not make cinema cameras more expensive not in the slightest. (Other technical reasons I won’t get into).
I think he googled the 180 degree shutter rule and he just read what the results of his search were. And there are times when shooting at a higher shutter speed is motivated if it’s a look you are going for. (Band of brothers, saving private Ryan specifically shot at a 45 degree shutter angle to render the hand held stuff a bit sharper with all the camera movement as well as reducing the effects of motion sickness with the hand held/motion blur that results shooting at 180 degreees (1/48th second).
You can tell his knowledge on the peripherals of the gear is weak as hell, it boggles my mind his stuff gets shared here as much as it does.
Don’t forget to check out his affiliate links because this whole thing was an advert for polar pro.
There should always be some story. You don’t have to do an elaborate complicated story for there to be some sort of narrative. Maybe a little about the location, why you choose to shoot there and what inspired you to shoot what. Just a quick 30 seconds or so. It would make each entry unique and worth watching as a member of the audience.
I agree getting people out shooting is important, but this got a blog share when imho it’s missing a critical piece that could have elevated it and really taught something these guys can walk away with.
My pretentiousness is a result of Peter getting a ludicrous amount of shares (which would be fine) if he was a more well rounded teacher. He is not imho and it’s ilk like him who are telling people not to “go to school” (in some regards) and that “the day job” is somehow a bad thing.
Oh and if you want to see pretentious, check out his insta story where he makes fun of a store in the mall for not hiring him because “he wasn’t a good enough photographer”. This isn’t hate by the way dont confusion heavy criticism based on his audience influence for hate.
Apologize for my sounding pretentious.
Don't have to apologize, it's just a discussion :). I understand what you're saying but still it's random shots, the critical point about b-roll is it needs to be motivated by something. That's what makes it b-roll, it's images are telling a story even if you're not out there to tell a play by play story.
That's the fundamental thing that makes b-roll relevant and if you know that it makes it easier to shoot. The two are correlated, how and what to shoot. How to shoot b-roll is pointing a camera, at the thing you're discussing to show don't just tell me right?
I also didn't see any valuable takeaway on how to shoot b-roll in that video. It got people out shooting that's fine, but the challenge itself was missing a critical step IMHO that would have made both watching him react to it as well as sitting through various posts more interesting.
For me, if i'm out shooting broll it needs to be motivated. I need to establish my setting, maybe talk about why I like or chose this spot. All this would have given the shots context outside of just being slow motion shots with the trendy woosh and mask transitions.
I'll agree to disagree here.