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  1. I can confirm the 1990's and well into the 2000's. The type of cameraman making a decent living in my corner of the world never required any particularly creative skills. In many ways, it still doesn't, but if you were a shooter with even a semblance of knowledge and some kind of refinement, you'd be at an advantage because you knew how to run the beast camera systems. Film cameras, an Ikagami NTSC tube cam, "portable" 3/4" tape deck...that sort of thing. However, because you can point a camera obviously doesn't mean squat now that everyone's got 'em. Yeah, back in the day just getting access to the gear and learning the basics of the craft could get you through. I could push a GrassValley switcher to it's analog limits and edit quickly and cleanly on any linear tape deck system, so that skill set had value for a time. But that's the other side of the coin for being enamored with technology and putting your focus on that side of things. It's always going to change and advance. Tiger by the tail stuff. OTOH, the practice of composition, storytelling, lighting. etc. That's pretty solid. I don't think the "passive viewer" aspect of story telling is going away anytime soon. We all still want to gather around the fire and be told stories.
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    I've had way too many projects I've certainly wanted to "Alen Smithee," but they were just corporate videos, no production credits involved.
  3. Not always true though, depending what you're doing. For instance, say you're filming a pottery instructor and you know you'll be cutting her 45 minute presentation down to a 3 minute video. you better stop filming her talking along the way and get plenty of close up shots of the throw wheel, hands, or her students looking on... Its all part of the craft. Knowing what to shoot and when. That said, I've hired plenty of people to shoot stuff for my projects and when I review the footage I'm like, "what the hell man!" That said, I've been the shooter for plenty of my projects and when I review the footage I'm like, "what the hell man!"
  4. 1/4000 would be typical in mid-day sun. I'll shoot some video tomorrow and apply the trial plug-in. See what happens. Usually have a bunch of ravens flying around....filming that should provide a decent stress test.
  5. Using ReelSmart Motion Blur? If that plugin is effective, consistent, and fast I'd consider it over using ND filters. Costs about the same as an collection of cheap filters. Man, I'd love to ditch my variable ND's. Would like more real-world testimonials though. Anyone else?
  6. I'm still somewhat amazed I could buy a 4k camera for under $300; em10iii refurbished. I guess 4K cheap won't be such a big deal in the near future, but right now it's kinda cool.
  7. I employed it with a short doc I made a handful of years back and really became enamored with how it looked--as it does look less like video. Used in my latest doc too. However, I don't usually employ it with corporate jobs.
  8. Raw, really raw, footage when (trying) to walk the dog: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3oaq7mi3ih7a2lw/AAADf0DOxJiBbdiKOdOulsbJa?dl=0 Kinda all over the place sorta stuff. Some with variable ND. Some not. Some auto WB, some not. Some modern lens (oly 12-40 2.8) some not. Some auto focus, most not. 24p, 30p, 60p. 4K, 1080. 200 ISO, 3200 ISO. You get the idea. It's a hodgepodge. Its all shot with "natural" setting tho.
  9. Since I got mine recently, haven't had a gig to record anything interesting during the pandemic. Just been getting video of my dog using vintage lenses and a zomei variable ND --not exactly the best way to judge a cameras IQ. Maybe the next time we go on a hike I'll roll off some stuff with a modern lens... FWIW, the 4K 24p footage I'm seeing compares VERY favorably to the same on a GH5. More rolling shutter with the em10iii, but that's to be expected. BTW, if you like slo-mo the em10iii does 120fps, but it really looks like shit. If you want good slo-mo, you're not going to get it here.
  10. Good job. Always good to know your tools. Solving problems quickly and efficiently on a shoot is always the fundamental challenge of production. Helps to always keep in mind that the easiest path can also be the better path depending on the issue.
  11. Because it allows you to stop messing with technical things and get to actually creating.
  12. Simplest solution is usually the best one.
  13. 23 year old Nixon was the OG camera nerd. Probably shooting 25 fps PAL footage.
  14. Some of the best footage I've ever captured was on a 1" CCD sensor @1080i. Just depends, y'know?
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