Watch the original Back to the Future(1985) on Blu-ray. Same thing... Looks like it could have been shot yesterday. Beautiful.
Film still has the impressive highlight rolloff, but I think "digital" has so many more advantages and conveniences that for most uses, you're much better off shooting "digitally". There will always be those that sell "chaos" and defects as features. A nobody like me would be shot down in an instant pitching that, but if you have a "name", then you're an artist with a genius idea.
"...and they have problems taking a film shot on a alexa plus (Skyfall)."
They don't. MOST programming on Netflix is NOT "4K/UHD". As a matter of fact, I haven't seen a theatrically released film on there, available in 4K. The "4K mandate" is ONLY for Netflix commissioned work, i.e: work that they are PAYING for. They do allow exceptions. And it doesn't stop you from selling or them from buying your work if it's not shot in "4K"/UHD, either.
“Also, his volcano movie is rad. Definitely check it out.”
Sweet Lord... That’s akin to the wrap-up line you would hear a seventh grader use to finish up an oral presentation of a book report. As a matter of fact, seventh grade may have been the last time I saw anyone write the word ‘rad’.
I’ve never seen that issue or heard anyone else I know with them mention that. I have six, four 4x bi-colors and two 6x bi-colors, with the oldest two being probably four or five years old(don’t remember exactly when they came out). The only issue I’ve ever had, is the well known power-board failure issue(5 out of my 6 have failed). I actually wish the dials for dimming and CCT on my four Gemini’s were like the Astra’s(not in physical design, but in function), because I hate the speed sensitive rotary encoders. It either takes you five minutes to dial-in the level you want turning it slowly or you fly by it in 1/10 a second. There’s no real middle ground.
But you are right that we should have gotten better from LP, from the Fisher-Price industrial design of the fixture with its ”swoopy” casing that makes putting a soft box on it way harder than it needs to be and cartoonish knobs & yolk that all lead to it to taking up way to much storage space for a 1x1 panel and to the internal engineering/parts sourcing(woefully inadequate power board).
Just one more example of our rushed, short attention span, gotta-put-10-gallons-in-a-five-gallon-bucket, everything NOW society. And it’s only going to get worse...