I certainly am not arguing the images looks "good," right away you can see the limits of color grading the 50mb/s codec, the whole film appears to be shot with a 20mm lens, and the staccato effect from the uncontrolled shutter gives away a cheap video source.
That said, this movie looks like fun. If the reviews (& trailer) are to be believed, the film is gonna be in-your-face, garish, and real. These particular images perfectly compliments that vibe.
I'm sorry Deeder, I'm pretty sure your argument is flawed.
Are you saying I can't judge a song on the radio unless I also have a song on the radio? Are you saying I can't judge my dinner unless I am a chef? Just because I don't work in a restaurant doesn't mean I can't decide if the meal looks appetizing and tastes good.
On the flip side, if Roger Deakins tells you this trailer looks like bad, does that mean you are obligated to agree with him? Because he is one of the best cinematographers working today, and his comments have "credibility" and he "absolutely has ground to stand on," do his feelings make your opinion wrong?
Regardless, I see why you might want that (flawed) opinion. It means the films that you've made can only be judged by filmmakers who have achieved the same level of notoriety as you. That's a nice worldview, that general audiences opinions don't matter. I wonder when people tell you they liked (or disliked) your movies, do you ask them if they have ever made a movie to decide if their opinion is of value?
Have you seen this article?
Awesome article. Would love to read more about your making of this movie.
Not to call you a liar Matt, everyone is of course entitled to their own opinions & has had their own experiences, but calling c100 soft flies in the face of conventional wisdom. I've always had the impression that c100 has as sharp and detailed image as any other sub $20,000 camera. I'd love to hear more, as I have been thinking of moving to a c100 as the price has dropped.
(Yes, that c100 is tough in post has been well documented.)
Use whichever one the particular shot calls for.