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  1. Very informative Andrew and I certainly understand your pain. Please consider posting your items directly from your site. I feel you’re overlooking just how much people appreciate you as a person and trust all that you are doing and have done for the community. I have a long-standing history with EBay and will relay your dealings as a reason for why I am stepping away from their services. Besides, every motion camera that I have ever purchased from the site arrived broken.

  2. Really spot-on observations Andrew, great article. “The Golden Hour” interview/podcast was just as enjoyable BTW. 

    Considering the topic of this piece, I firmly believe that ideology is polluting the movie industry. I’m puzzled by the amount of resources wasted on today’s content that always seems to be pushing some strange agenda, that in the end, doesn’t influence or change opinions. A good and entertaining story is often overlooked.... except for Ford/Ferrari (that was a kick-ass film 😆✌️)

    I noticed last week, my son and I watched Braveheart and his first comment at the end...“you know, they really don’t make movies like that anymore”. 

  3. Andrew, insulting Americans is a poor business move. 

    BBC and Wikipedia are unbiased... by law :) :) I feel sorry for you Andrew. Your political perspectives are certainly uninformed. Encourage your own leaders to carry out the vote and the will of the people. Independence for your country should be your focus. Be thankful for America and all the ways were have rescued and protected your country throughout the years. Monitor the Hong Kong situation closely. Trust that Americans would do the same for you. Yes, Democrats and Republicans may argue and disagree, but if you tread or pick on our friends, know that our differences diminish and our focus is undoubtedly and quickly unified.

    You know, there was a time when England came over to confiscate our guns and to keep us more in-line with the crown. Never forget that we shot your shit. Come visit, I will point out the unmarked british soldier graves. 



  4. If this video was discussed earlier, I apologize and please redirect me to the thread. 

    I am not a professional and was curious what I should or shouldn't be looking for regarding this video. I wonder if there is unanimous viewpoint or top three performer after viewing this test.

    What they "should have done" when testing is meaningless to me, I would like to hear opinions on what's is. 

  5. http://www.wsj.com/articles/glut-of-scripted-tv-content-troubles-hollywood-1450296686

    Contents of article pasted below.

    Would a movement, such as the one described, help to breakup the stronghold of unions and dues associated with filming?



    There were a record 409 scripted television shows on broadcast, cable and streaming services this year, according to research by FX Networks.

    The rise in scripted shows has been both a blessing and a curse for the TV industry and viewers. On the one hand, more shows mean more opportunities for actors, writers and producers as well as more choice for TV fans.

    Conversely, the glut of scripted shows is making it harder for any one show to break through the clutter. Ratings at the broadcast networks and many big cable channels including FX and TNT are down this year, in large part because of the fragmentation of the viewing audience. 

    FX Networks Chief Executive John Landgraf has bemoaned the growth in scripted content, saying that there is not enough creative talent to maintain current levels.

    “The bubble has created a huge challenge in finding compelling original shows and the level of talent needed to sustain those stories,” he said earlier this year. 

    FX Networks is a unit of 21st Century Fox, which until 2013 was part of the same company as Wall Street Journal-owner News Corp.

    The 409 series, which don’t included unscripted shows, movies, mini-series, news or sports, are an increase of 9% from 2014 when there were 376 series. Since 2009, the number of scripted series has grown by 94%, according to FX. 

    Driving the increases are cable networks and streaming services, which have been spending heavily on original content. Netflix has indicated recently it has no plans to slow down on creating content and Hulu has also stepped up its commitment to original fare.


  6. Looks very good ! 

    I love cuban themed works, such a great vibe !

    I do as well, it's an area that I would love to visit. I posted a link to this video on the Cinematography forum and they ripped me to shreds :)

    I would imagine there are many aspects to pick apart regarding this video, but quite frankly... I absolutely love it.

    The music, the location, the editing... it's just simple and enjoyable.



  7. http://www.came-tv.com/cameh4-carbon-fiber-stabilizer-suitable-for-dslr-cameras-p-516.html

    I've been researching handheld gimbals and stabilizers for the BMMCC, especially since the BM website has the camera pictured with such.

    I was curious if anyone has any thoughts regarding the product above? Just seems like one of the least expensive options with really acceptable results. 

    If the Micro camera has a good global shutter and is paired with a MFT stablized lens... IMO, this seems light, small and travel friendly.

    Sure would be nice to not have to worry about another set of batteries. 



  8. That functionality would definitely help me to convince my wife that we need to buy it.

    I liked the Lilliput, It seems very nice. Thanks!

    If someone release a Smartphone or tablet with HDMI input, will be the end of field monitors. Imagine the ton of possibilities with apps and wifi transmissions.


    I'll take a look. Thanks!

    Smartphone idea just makes sense to me. 

    So the BMMCC, the micro, doesn't allow this in any way? Sure would be nice.

    If I understand correctly, this technology is possible with the DJI cameras. 

  9. Thanks for this, just gave it a quick try and it seems to work out really well. Probably the first time I feel like I have been able to go from slog/sgamut to rec709 and get a nice neutral image without adding a look. Feel like noise is handled better on underexposed shots too.

    The whole workflow is like a second language to me, a nonprofessional. 

    However, it's seems incredible, the portion that I could follow.

    Question, what are the benefits of this effort? I noticed the workflow was recognized as helpful in case you need to alter your future export (assuming new technology in time requires so). I just don't completely understand what is being offered, how difficult the process would be, and it sounds like the workflow is only needed on a camera that I can't remotely afford :)



  10. Is it possible or a ridiculous idea to attach a speedbooster if a lens is already a MFT mount.

    Would a speedbooster be beneficial enough to justify costs?

    I noticed the micro is MFT and most of the lens pictured with the camera on the website were panasonic MFT lenses.



  11.  small.tiff

    Thanks Aaron, interesting about blue-cast with Lumetri on RAW footage. I sure love the Lumetri option on Premier and I think you were the one who alerted me to it's potential. 

    IYO, do you think this issue might be fixed in time or is it "part of the package" with BM RAW footage?

    Considering attached, am I correct in thinking that this camera can record internally, on a card of sorts? Not seeing a memory card slot, and again, I am just learning about this camera. 

    I also wonder with a setup such as this, with the gymbal (I don't recognize maker), how at-risk would footage be regarding centering/focusing. I do imagine this setup is a viable option and you could wing-it with acceptable results though... anyone have any experience with the Canon pancake pictured?




  12. I made a mistake by cancelling my pre order (first in line) when the A7SII came out. I rented it before buying and I'm glad I did b/c I did not like it at all. Now I'm back in line for the BMMCC.

    Hey Aaron! I appreciate your work and if you are in line to purchase this camera, I am paying attention. 

    Curious, do you intend to mostly film in Raw or with ProRes with this camera?

    Which of the two do you think would grade better?


  13. I enjoyed the Loving Lanka video just as much as WatchTower.

    I'm surprised, after reading about all the work that went into audio, and especially after looking at the timeline of Watchtower, that I didn't really notice all the soundbites that were included.

    In other words, I worked hard to try and hear all the subtle audio adds, but they didn't stick out to me all that much, for whatever reason.

    Another point I noticed, after reading through this thread, that I found helpful, was the idea of "letting an image breathe".

    To all those above, thanks for posting. 




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