I lost interest in most stills lenses a long time ago.
I loved the film. It was signature Spike Lee.
Although I agree with the socio-political editorializing at this beginning of the article, I think it was misplaced. It would be perfect for a review of the film though.
I think this guy correctly covers some of the very basic elements of cinematic images such as lighting and composition, but I wholeheartedly disagree with his idea that a desaturated, low contrast, log profile image is what looks like film. He then says that TV is a saturated high contrast image. It is today with HD TV broadcast, but that's because of the gains and efforts made to create a digital electronic image that looks like film. Quite the contrary. A log camera profile is the way we start with an image that can be made to look more filmic in post, by adding back the saturation and contrast. I grew up with film and I'm old enough to remember asking my self as a kid why certain images I saw on TV looked different. Why did the movies in the evening look different than the game shows, soaps, and news broadcasts aired earlier in the day. It's because the evening programs were shot on film, not interlaced video signals. The high contrast, rich saturation of film is what I remember as a kid to be the best looking images and what has always guided me in creating the images I create today, regardless of acquisition format. Film captures it by nature but to create it digitally, we use log color profiles.
Whenever I see finished work that has a low contrast, desaturated look, I think to myself that the creator of the image mistakenly thinks that because it was shot on a digital cinema camera in log that it was meant to look that way. It just looks unfinished to me.
After loosing two LaCie 2Big 4TB Thunderbolt RAIDS within a month of each other that were only a year old, I decided not to use them any more. I now use G Technology Thunderbolt G RAIDS. They are working perfectly for editing 4k in FCP X.
I am SOOOO glad it ended this way. What an insipid, little simpleton of a twit to actually think he could do this, not to mention that he actually had the right to do it. Shall we have a KickStarter campaign to change the expression of the Mona Lisa?