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  1. 4 points
  2. Certainly not denying any of that. You can watch films from 70-90 years ago and notice the same thing. "It's Wonderful Life" "Sullivan's Travels" "Modern Times" heck even "42nd Street." And those are the films that have endured. As I mentioned before, there were a lot of mediocre films from that era that never made it beyond the zeitgeist of their times. Nothing special that. On the other hand, the thing that's being challenged in these days by "woke" culture (which I'm not a big fan of, really, just observing) is less the championing of soft socialism, but the cultural entitlement o
    2 points
  3. None of us live in a prison. None of us are slaves. If you think otherwise you lack perspective and, again, display your privilege. Those that think the efforts didn't work don't know how to read and interpret data. In the United States the states that acted quickly did significantly better than those that didn't. The top ten states that had the lowest number of infections per million all faired better than the states that didn't, regardless of the size and population, because they mandated masks, limited gatherings, put caps on how many people can be in stores, etc. This idea that it di
    2 points
  4. There's a certain context there. Personally, I definitely think the implication is "...[used to be free to] say whatever they wanted and be offensive." I suppose I could be wrong there, let me know if so. But, it seems to me, maybe some people are ticked-off that a certain traditional privilege/entitlement is now being challenged in a more inclusive society. And since being a rude self-centered person is being called-out more often it kind of makes those people upset? If so, I'd ask, is being held accountable to new standards wrong? Or is it only wrong when folks disagree wit
    2 points
  5. Maybe the dopamine hits of social media are to blame? Is there a point anymore for a young twenty-year-old Herzog circa 2021 to beg, scrape, and steal to make a film? When you can just make a tik-tok? Get a million followers. Move on? Maybe social media takes away precious free-time that you need to concentrate to come up with, as David Lynch says, "catching the big fish?" Or maybe the social anxiety of life pre-Covid - the mental-health insanity of it all - left little time to be happy and creative? Or maybe with the movie theatres all about to die and the rise of netf
    2 points
  6. MrSMW

    Getting started again.

    As an S5 user, I can tell you that if reliable AF is important to you...and by the sounds of it, it is, then no, especially on a gimbal. Then for the best AF you need native Panny lenses. I like Sigma. A lot. But I have tried 2 Sigma lenses now, the 45mm f2.8 and the 56mm f1.4 APSC and the former doesn’t work anywhere near as well as native Panny and just good luck with the latter! As for the S1 series, just no. Same AF issues and a chunk more weight. They are great cameras but I’d argue far from the best tools for this job. As is clearly the case here with the OP, usabilit
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  7. EphraimP

    Getting started again.

    I'm not sure why you couldn't have flown your X-T3 on the Ronin S and done everything that the a6500 did, aside from perhaps a difference in AF in some situations. The Fujis are certainly going to give you better AF than the S5, and the latest firmware increases the AF to X-T4 levels.
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  8. Art has never been about not offending people. Some would say quite the opposite: you want to make people ponder. I think the current discussion is more about bland, well-poduced "content" on streaming platforms that is merely watchable, but very rarely comes close to being cinematic art. The truth is most of these new merely watchable shows have a heavy-handed ideological slant that make them transparent in their intentions, yet very profitable. Quite the opposite of art that is complex, layered and often contradictory.
    1 point
  9. Lectros and Zaxcom are industry standards for bigger productions. But the OP was asking about Sony UWP vs Sennheiser G3/G4. For that class of gear, the Sennheiser is much more" pro" than the Sonys in terms of adoption, availability, and actual use in the industry. Go call the rental houses in New York City. I guarantee you that all of them rent out the Sennheisers along with Lectros and Zaxcoms. Ask them whether the Sennheiser or Sony is more "pro," and most will tell you they don't carry the Sonys. That should tell you something. That's not to say the Sonys are bad! Just be c
    1 point
  10. The S5 + 28-70 Sigma has really seemed like an awesome option especially if there is a firmware update planned for RAW.
    1 point
  11. I know over a dozen video professionals that work full time that use Sennheiser G3 or G4 systems every day. I think they'd disagree with you re: whether they're professional pieces of equipment. Do major films and television commonly use them? No. But only a fraction of the users on this board fall into that category and those that do aren't going to be asking this question in the first place. When someone does it's safe to assume they're indie filmmakers/documentarians/event videographers looking for gear that will work for that purpose and fit their budget. When your focus is sou
    1 point
  12. There's always that contrast between mainstream and niche. Boring is subjective and relative, across culture and throughout time. As a child, you found cartoons interesting and the news boring; the inverse is (generally) true as an adult. The difference is that the internet has just exponentially increased the amount of media to a wider audience. Of course, the resulting popular media that emerges is quite vanilla--but many people like vanilla. If you're looking for the meaning of life in TikTok videos—that's a you problem. You're looking in the wrong place. The number of innovative
    1 point
  13. Panasonic S1x series?
    1 point
  14. The scratched lens from yesterday, polished today. Footage coming today
    1 point
  15. Yeah!! Haha. Weather has been nicer these days than snowmageddon.
    1 point
  16. No. It's like saying free people in a country built on genocide and slavery, who daily benefit from that history, shouldn't call themselves enslaved when they're asked to temporarily change their lifestyles in order to save the lives of their neighbours. No. Slavery is a situation where a person or a group of people are forced to labour for no recompense. Some people have concluded that they're in that situation right now because they're too spoilt and entitled to countenance a temporary disruption to their lives in order to save the lives of their neighbours.
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  17. Was discussing this with friends a few days ago. Nowadays, there are still good movies, even they are much harder to find between the tons of garbage that is being released. The majority is being produced by a formula where corporate product placements (yes, this used to be done in the past too, but not to this level) and it has to be ultra politically correct. Every movie has to feature the most possible diverse cast, preferably with the most stereotype behaviour. I understand people want inclusion, but you can't have Martin Luther King played by a white guy, just as you can't ha
    1 point
  18. "Temporary" was a lie. "Its just a disruption" was manipulation of public opinion. Its not a disruption anymore. Its ruining people. "Save the lives" was wishful thinking. It wouldn't work with that level of state incompetency, and it didn't, as expected. Vietnamese didn't have to live in prison and gradually become financially destroyed to save the lives of their neighbors. You still talk in a way like there is two side, the science side and denier side. Sorry, that fake duality expired many months ago. The "know what to do" side have no idea what its doing:
    0 points
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