For specifically what I do (either wedding day highlight video, and/or photos of the wedding day) I find video to be easier. (when I don't have to capture audio or anything long form)
What I mean is: a video highlight reel is easier for me because camera movement/motion add so many more options when you are trying to create a compelling creation. With photos, you can't do a cool dolly in, or slider shot. It's static, so your shot has to be way, way better in composition and lighting. I can get away with bad lighting and bad composition if the shot has really cool motion, or people doing something really cool etc.
Also, in highlight videos, I don't have to do things like hand select facial skin tones and add gaussian blurr to smooth blemishes, add extra contrast to the irises of the eyeball, spend time deciding how much unsharp mask effect to apply to the face but maybe not the hair, etc etc. With my video images, what you get is what you get, so just apply some contrast and move on to the next clip.
Basically, I view photo taking and video clip taking as very different, and each very rewarding in their own way.
I like both for what they are. But I will say, when you are actually shooting, on the day of the event, photo shooting is way easier for the reasons stated above in the article. With video, if I am indeed capturing audio and long form segments etc, managing batteries, tripod, lights, memory cards, people walking away with my lapel mics, etc etc...it gets fairly stressful.
I have a friend who shoots film on a Leica, only uses a single 35mm lens. He charges roughly a zillion dollars and you get like...12 slightly edited photos in black and white after the wedding. I love it. He has it figured out.
There is nuance to the character development...while I can see how people "side with Dianna", as I watch the show, I feel more like "two immature selfish people trying to find happiness", and not so much "Charles is bad, Dianna is good".
Besides, I view good storytelling as illuminating deep truths about human nature and emotion, and not as "how accurate to reality is this". The show is powerful, and excellent, and deeply moving on many levels. The royals might consider being proud to have their lives and stories as an undercurrent for such a fantastic show. maybe they are. But more likely, they'd go "Who is this 'Netflix' you speak of'?" :)
agreed. when I first started, I was attracted to that milky blacks look, but now, I grow weary of that look. It's predictable and almost cliche', and I've moved on.
(BUT, some brides really like that Instagram look so...occasionally I'll do it)
yeah...this article seems to have been written by a RED public relations employee or something. We all get R&D and customer service, but this is so obviously lying and deception. This article is...why i'm probably gonna go ahead and avoid NFS forever now. Sad I guess.
hmmm...before I knew who Deakins was, and even before I got into filming, I found myself really drawn to his movies and cinematography. (again, this is before I even knew he was the DP, or what a DP was.)
So, for me, he objectively has risen to the highest ranks of excellence. The same thing happened for my appreciation of Andy Wallace behind the mixing board in the 90s and early 2000s.
Years later, I've grown to understand fanboyism and legacy over-hype, industry standing, etc. But, objectively, for me, Roger is who I keep coming back to for inspiration. I'm glad for his contribution and have learn so much from him.
not knocking on this LUT or anything but it's funny..after years of playing with every combination of LUT, picture profile, contrast adjustment, luminence range adjustment, master pedestal adjustments, etc etc etc etc
I finally set the GH5 to "standard" with no adjustments and BAM, there is a fantastic image. For me, i learned to sometimes trust the camera makers. They know wussup. haha.