The cinematography in Old was incredible. I wish more directors would break down their scenes as well as he does.
I love this. It would def take some getting used to, especially for actors, but I like the thought of making things with fewer limitations in a world that makes you pay too much for that luxury.
The only problem I have is that this tech is still expensive and inaccessible to people who need it as a necessity, not an option. This production seemed to have enough finances to film in an actual cave, they just chose this because it was easier. This tech won't be truly revolutionary until it's as accessible as a blackmagic camera.
We really need to do a deep dive into some of these grants, especially the ones for narrative filmmaking where you pay to enter. Does anyone ever win these? Does anyone ever see the projects that come from the winners? Where does the money go and why do some of them cost so much? Some of these seem like too easy of a scam.
If you've ever won any narrative grants, or even gotten close to winning, or have seen any results from the last two years of these grants, let us know!!
^ The only correct comment on here.
But let's get one thing clear: Making movies with lasting cultural impact will NEVER be finished if YOU (whoever is reading this) continue to make movies. Period.
What anyone, especially old white men, tell you about the state of the movie making "business" should not have any impact on anyone, ever. As long as people make movies, and are personally impacted by the movies they make, movie making in whatever form it takes will never die. Make it for yourself, not for suits.
A little off-topic from the GREAT heart of this post, but with all the talk about the future of Hollywood and how it can change makes me really glad that a lot of things are moving away from Hollywood.
Hollywood will always be around to do cool stuff for the Tarantinos and Marvels of the world, but I feel like me (and probably most of the people who visit this site) long for a day where more independent filmmaking reigns supreme and Hollywood isn't the end all be all of success.
Tarantino is one of the very greats and I feel that no one here isn't striving to be a fraction of how good he is. But if we think realistically about our futures as narrative filmmakers I feel there are an overwhelming amount of people that are realizing it would be just as, if not more, fulfilling to be, say, a Jim Cummings -esque figure in today's filmmaking world than a modern-day Tarantino. And THAT change is what makes me excited about the future.
A future where Hollywood and money in the 8-9 digit range doesn't dictate everything, and independent filmmaking becomes cheaper, easier, with quality only as limited as your know-how. A future where the "market" bends to whatever we want to make, because that will be their only choice, and filmmakers won't need power-hoarding Harvey's at all to get it done and seen.
A pipe dream? Probably... more than likely... but it sure feels good to think about :)
The thing I always thought was weird is that the specs for these cameras are great, but the usability on their own is so poor. Everyone knows that (for example) the 4k is great, but you need to build it out with third part parts in order for it to be of any use. Why wouldn't BM just make it better and keep all that money that we've given to third-party companies?
$1200 is a great price for the camera, but I would be just as happy if the 4k came with great battery life, a bright and sharp screen, and at least a super 35 sensor for $2000~. Everyone builds it out to fix those problems anyways, doesn't BM want a cut of that money?
BM already does more than most companies for broke, independent filmmakers. I would love for them to get my money instead of third-party places so they can continue doing what they do. Why don't they want it??