To be fair, that Ghostbusters reboot was actually just not a good movie. You can’t just blame toxic fans for its failure.
Also, what about trial by public cancelling of directors and male and female actors? It seems everyone is immediately guilty of allegations thrown against them prior to a proper trial, and their careers suffer for it. Look at what happened to Aziz Ansari and James Franco. You haven’t talked about any of that toxicity?
So buy a video camera? This is a stills camera...It's like complaining that a Mustang isn't practical as a camper vehicle.
Until the competition can ACTUALLY out-do Canon, I'm giving props to the R5 and R6.
If I want to film long takes for interviews/documentaries, I have a camera for that. It's called the Blackmagic Pocket 4K.
The use case for the Canon R5 is a stills camera that can also shoot cinematic style video. I'll be using this for hybrid travel work mostly.
If you thought this would be the camera to shoot a documentary on then sorry for your disappointment. Get a tool fit for purpose. £4000 will get you a Pocket 6K and a few decent lenses and battery options so you can shoot the hours of 6K that you supposedly have enough media for.
Who the heck was expecting to shoot entire interviews in 8K? You'll get 35 minutes MAX on a $1000 CFExpress card. Do you actually have the editing space for that? If you do, then you have enough money to invest in a C200 to get the jobs done properly.
Also wedding videographers are talking nonsense. If you want to roll for more than 30 minutes, use an actual cinema/video camera.
Don't tell me you thought the R5 would be a great 'hybrid'. If you're shooting hybrid then you'll constantly be switching between stills and video mode, which means you won't be shooting more than 10 minutes per clip (MAX) anyway.
Everyone always has to complain. They've given us 4K120p 4:2:2 10 Bit, INTERNALLY. With amazing autofocus and IBIS.
This is LITERALLY the dream hybrid camera.
I’m just not sure that people of African descent ARE actually that under represented in the media?
I can point to plenty of celebrities, directors, talk show hosts etc.
No problem George. I do agree, we need to be the change we want to see, hence why I’m trying to make it in the film business and tell the stories of people who are often relegated to stereotypes. I have to say though, peoples of African descent are in my opinion far better represented than other minorities.
Thank you for your article. What's your take on the recent Chris Hemsworth movie 'Extraction'? It was a very interesting movie where Chris's character brutally kills dozens of local Indian and Bangladeshi police officers who all just happen to be evil. I wonder how it would be interpreted if Bollywood put out a movie with Aamir Khan gunning down dozens of LAPD or NYPD officers.
Also what was your take on criticially acclaimed films such as 'The Hurt Locker' or '300'? Would you consider these movies racist?
Would also be interested to hear what you think about the continued portrayal of Muslim Males as either abusers, terrorists or homosexuals who are afraid to come out of the closet because their abuser male fathers are terrorists and will beat them?
It's strange, I've seen hundreds of films with protagonists and heroes of African descent, but the only two films/series in recent memory where a male muslim character has been portrayed in a positive light were The Raid and Into the Night, both of which are foreign productions.
Are people of African descent REALLY that under-represented and poorly portrayed in films compared to Asian characters? What about Native Americans? When are they getting their due on film?