Wonder what this means for their cinema cameras moving forward.
If they aren't making any more EF lenses, I doubt the next C300, C200, C500 etc models will be EF mount. If they commit completely to RF mount it would be interesting. The C70 might have been a trial run before going all the way with the next generation.
It's not just the look, the ergonomics just seem really weird and poorly thought-out. Who designs a camera that all but requires an external brick battery, then fills the entire back of the body with a massive touchscreen that can't be relocated and is crucial to controlling most of the settings? There's nowhere good to put the battery now because you'll be blocking the screen.
I have never, not once, seen a BM Pocket rig with an external battery that looked convenient to use. The battery is either a mile away from the camera throwing off the balance or you're peeking down into a crack to see the screen and get to the controls.
I'm not sure that guns specifically are the problem or that banning them is the solution.
43 people have died on film sets since 1990 and only three of those deaths were gun related. To me, that's not a gun problem, it's a general safety problem. And it's not that these things *can't* be done safely, it's that when time or money is tight, they *aren't* done safely.
Whether it's a gunfight or a motorcycle chase, there's probably a way to do it safely, if you're willing to spend the time and money to let the professionals do their jobs. If not, you should not include those elements in your film, or just do them with CGI and hope nobody cares that it looks a little off.
Make Your Own Damn Movie has faced a similar problem. The section on whether you should shoot on film or digitally is written assuming your only options for the latter are standard def on videotape, or a Sony HDCAM setup that's just as expensive as shooting on film would be. Not exactly accurate nowadays obvious.
The genre's not exhausted till people stop watching it. WandaVision and Falcon/Winter Soldier have been pulling in incredible ratings on Disney+ and there's tons of buzz for the upcoming MCU movies and shows. Zack Snyder's Justice League, for better or worse, got people's attention and generated discussion despite being a 4 hr long directors cut of a 4 year old movie. Invincible is a huge hit for Amazon.
When the ratings and box office numbers start plummeting we can have a serious talk about the overexposure of the superhero, but for now it's clear that audiences still want more.
I think it's more concerning that the numbers were already declining before the pandemic. From 100 in 2013 to 32 in 2019, before we knew Covid was coming, feels like the bigger story here.