haha so FCPX now offers what Premiere has been offering for years...?
You couldn't have said that any better Anthony. Filmmaking is a craft and wether you decide to learn it properly or not can and will affect you if you want to make a career out of it. Most of us probably started in a similar way, testing a camera we could put our hands on and fooling around with it, but that's just a first stage. I know it didn't take me too long before I wanted to know how to do things properly.
Some of what he says I could have agreed on if he had summed it up with a "focus on your story, not your gear", but he didn't. He just decided to state that "most youtubers shoot with a high shutter speed and edit on Windows movie maker (or whatever NLE)". Well, most youtubers are not filmmakers, just people sitting in their bedrooms in front of a computer. The fact that they have a million subscribers and views doesn't make them filmmakers, so using them as case study is just wrong.
Regarding using 4k or not, well, if you light like Roger Deakins and shoot on Master Primes, you shouldn't worry about that. The raw reality is that clients want that (even if they don't know what it is), so if you are not shooting 4K in this day and age, you are not competition. And about shooting s-log, raw or whatever, why wouldn't you want to get the best out of your images if you can? Same with the gear, I shoot on an Epic and sometimes I have to strip it down to lens and battery, but if I can enhance my work with filters and other accessories that will make my camera "large", why wouldn't I?
I lost a DJI Phantom 4 in a typhoon, ambitious client request, so I got it replaced. Anyway, I couldn't fly it back, but the drone was still on for a good 5-10 mins after the battery reached 0%, which shows that DJI has put some effort into battery autonomy to avoid these sort of user errors. This makes me think that it's very unlikely for a DJI drone to just randomly fall from the sky, not impossible as technology is not perfect and any particular drone could have a particular glitch. I am pretty sure that in at least 90% of cases, if a drone drops it's the user's fault. Luckily, in my case it fell in the middle of the sea, so no one could have been harmed. Leroy: always in my heart <3
Actually last time was an Alexa vs Iphone... but I just don't understand who keeps making these videos...
You don't graduate to Arri or Alexa, you work with one, the other or both. I am a Red owner and will work with Alexa any time. And you paid 65k for a Red One, that's cute.
You can see there's a real know-how behind the pro stills compared to the amateur ones. Yes some of the amateur can look good, but it is simple point and shoot (oh this looks good: photo). The pro knows what he's looking for and how to achieve it. Could be the pros loose that genuine "oh this looks good" overtime, yes, it could be, but change it for something else.