I feel the cinema industry has only itself to blame.
I used to love going to the cinema, was a member of 'art cinema clubs', I would go at least once a week although it was still always a special occasion for me. An evening to see a film was usually followed up with a few drinks and a chat to discuss what we'd seen. As a child, Saturday morning cinema was really exciting.
But the industry seemed to want to sell itself out to 'mass consumption'. Cinemas became 'feed silos', intent of selling as much edible 'crap' to the punters as it could. The environment now reminds me of factory farming.
People munch loudly and talk all the way through, use their phones throughout the film. It came to a point where almost every film I went to I'd have to ask someone to 'shut up'. I don't want that, it wasn't like that.
The last time I went to a cinema, to see a film for myself, was Avatar. You'll never get me going back again, it's a diminished experience. Maybe they could put the fun, and the spectacle back into it? As a lifelong enthusiast, they must have been doing something wrong to kill the whole experience of cinema for me.
Just saw 'Judgement in Nuremberg' for the first time today, now that moved me.
Maybe you could help me?
How do you get depth of field on small/phone cameras?
The whole piece (I liked it) had DOF and subdued backgrounds. Was this done in post, do phone cameras allow focus and aperture? How do you do that?
Apologies for such a simple question, but I don't have an iPhone 11, and I just can't see how a phone camera could pull off those shots without having a lot of masking and manipulation in post.
OK, please tell me how I could get those sorts of shots with a phone camera, rather than just telling me I need to buy an iPhone 11. ;) Thank you.
(I'm here as an amateur, not a professional, just intrigued.)