I think seeing the differences between the iPhone and the Alexa is interesting.
First, we *know* the differences between the cameras, but have you really ever compared them side by side? You know the differences, but have you experienced them? It gives a much more real and concrete example of why we pay so much for expensive gear. And I think if you've got the right attitude, there's something to learn here, which is something we should always be doing.
Second, *We* know the differences, but others may not know. Especially some of our clients. They've seen some great videos shot with phones, there's a lot of marketing done by phone companies to show how great the cameras are. To someone who doesn't understand what we do, something like this is a much bigger deal.
And finally, it's just interesting. It's like that show "How it's made". Do I really need to know how they make red Solo cups? No. But it's still interesting enough to spend 10 minutes learning about it.
Personally, I think the Ninja Blade is a terrible monitor. The colors looked washed and it has almost no blacks to speak of. It also doesn't seem very sharp. It's also much larger (thicker) and requires way more batteries. It does have exposure tools and internal recording, so if you need that, it's great. But if you're gonna use it just as a monitor, it's better to get a dedicated monitor, you'll get a much better on-screen image and tools.
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Not 100% sure, but I'd guess one frenel or open face light, foam core, and a large diffusion.
The bubble is removable.
This is pretty pathetic. There's no explanation about 3-point lighting, it just tells you what it is in the barest fasion and then an example of 3 point lighting, but no real explanation. His segment on the inverse square law is pretty lame. Why not just say light gets darker the farther away you are from the source. The importance of the inverse square law is that the farther away you are, changes in distance from the source result in smaller changes in brightness. He's just showing that it falls off, which everyone already knows.