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What a film with an even greater story behind it! Thanks for sharing!
Brendon and Ian, I see your point. My initial reaction was, "Okay, here we go again with this political junk," but having re-read the article it's not as bad as I thought. And I agree, them not reporting on Moore's surprise release would be silly. Good points all around.
First V Renee's anti-Trump article veiled as a collection of "Dany Elfman Supercuts" and now this? WTF is going on NFS? I want articles about bettering my filmmaking not your political opinion/propaganda. Can we get rid of these articles please and see less of them in future?
That's a very good point. I hadn't thought of that. I was too busy being wrapped up in my own salt.
1) Can we stop stop overusing the word "stunning". It's an incredible cliche at this point.
2) Cool film. Props for executing in only 24 hours. That had to be difficult. However, I watched the film on my phone and on my computer and sadly I was not impressed. It was alright, not "stunning". The guy who said we're comparing inches now with new cameras is totally right. There are way too many suitable options out now to drool over every new spec lists. Granted the top end cinema cameras are there for a reason, but at the end of a day it's a cinematic tool. You don't judge a carpenter by the quality of his hammer. You judge him by the quality of his work.
3) When the images were in focus, man they were nice. But they were out of focus more often than not to me. I understand that a fast paced close up scene can be hard to pull focus for, but if that was an artistic decision, I guess I am not a fan.
4) 8k is so incredibly unnecessary right now. Mass distribution of 4k is still a considerable hurdle. And to the guy who said to shoot in 8K to get 20-30 shots in 1 take, that mentality combined with the "youtube jump cut" is the equivalent of cancer to true cinematography. It's lazy and the allows technology to dictate the process and quality of the product.
At the end of the day cinematography is a skilled craft and an art form. Everyone reveres the cinematographers and DP's of their choice because they have perfected their craft and appreciate the art form. Deakins, Chivo, Charters, Pfister (my list) do everything with intent and purpose and do not cut corners. If they do I must be unaware and naive.
At the end of the day the cream will always rise to the top. To me, the filmmakers who actually put the time and attention in to compose each frame and light their shots will always be light years ahead of this "Oh I'll just shoot wide at 8K and pan and scan 30 times" nonsense. Get that mess outta here.