Not everyone always wants "complete control". Craftsmanship and/or the creative process can benefit from limitations.
My advice would be to start with a short! I know this is not what you want to hear...Its just that a short is an "softer" learning curve if anything goes wrong. And on any filmset - I cannot stress this enough - everything goes different to how you intended to shoot it. Learning to maximize your success rate in getting what you originally visualised/wanted is a really crucial skill. "Every shot is a compromise" is a quote from Roger Deakins... I'd also work with people that are more experienced than you. Steal their ideas and transform them into your own :)
So correct me if I'm wrong, but - video-wise - is this just an A7SII with an aps-c sensor?
chicken and egg though. He never would've shot the film this way if he knew he was ending up with a one-light process i.e. no grade.
If you read the ACM article, the colorist talks about their approach. Very interesting. There's also another article where Chivo talks about the Alexa 65 not having as much highlight latitude as the normal Alexa which surprised me.
That's great, more new releases. My question is - when is SmallHD going to release another DP7 firmware update????
The only stable current firmware update is from march 2014, the others have all been pulled from their site. It still can't send a LUT out through SDI...which is kind of what you'd expect from it, no? The newer monitors all have better functionality, what about the DP7? Oh wait the marketing department is running the company since they've been bought out - its all about that prosumer market now....