Some students in Melbourne got arrested by the Australian equivalent to a SWAT team in a similar situation (although they were also holding replica firearms). In that case the police were not happy at all and they were charged with various offences. The cops were pretty mad they were put in a situation were a film student could have been shot. Pretty sure those filmmakers regretted what they did to get the shot.
Agreed. I don't know why everyone is so obsessed with 4K. Color science and dynamic range are so much more important. I feel like we spend half our time in post trying to get rid of the resolution in 4k material because it's so harsh on skin.
I just hope all this 4K stuff drives the price of high end HD cameras down so I can buy an Alexa.
First time I saw this on a TV, I was at a friend's place watching The Royal Tenenbaums. I spent the whole movie wondering why Wes Andersson had chosen to shoot the film on a VHS camcorder.
Worst technological "advancement" ever.
Yep. Thinking about distribution while writing a script is like creative poison (for me at least). It's a great guide for identifying if Sundance is the right place for your film though. Would be nice to have similar guides for all the A and B+ festivals. Particularly the B+ ones. I don't live in the US or Europe so sometimes its hard to get a sense of what all the second tier festivals exhibit.