This is a DAMN good start!
Awesome to see something like this in action; finally!
ND filtration just lowers exposure for better lens control. It doesn't change the contrast ratio or the lighting itself, so you STILL need to modify your lighting as described.
Now this film looks very intriguing. Seems a bit standard in some areas, but the premise and Photography look so good. Really looking forward to checking this film out.
On what planet?
I wonder if this is the standard practice for actual crappy directors...or izzit because of the obvious elephant in the room? :-/
Made for 1080p?
Um...that's literally NOT true.
All lenses were made for 4-5k resolution, otherwise known as 35mm film maxed standards. Super 16 lenses COULD be said to have been made for 1080p, as that stock/sensor size maxes out at 2k. However, to say the CP2's were made for "HD" resolution is very off, especially as they're really rehoused Contax Zeiss glass and or standard Zeiss 35mm-framed glass. Even the super35 standard glass is made for 4k (the standard max for even that frame, more or less), really.
Misleading and misinformed.