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FranciscoB

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  1. I don't see how "experiments and some documentary style vignettes..." are different from what Philip bloom does. He goes to the same old places around him and shoots people and landscapes. Sometimes to test cameras, other times just for fun. I don't want to sound arrogant with this and it might be an unpopular opinion but with street photography, you tend to build a collection so it becomes a body of work. And you can examine it and take different meanings from it. The different people, expressions, the looks, the streets, etc. With video, that's much more difficult. If Philip bloom did a compilation, over the years, of the same places he goes to test cameras so we could see the subtle changes that occur with light, with people, architecture, streets, seasons, etc that would have more weight and meaning for me. His pandemic diaries were great as they were exploring a specific subject and it had a general interest in documenting this strange time. The videos he publishes on social media are great but I wouldnt call it art. Now Ron frickes samsara or Ulrich seidl the basement... It's not a fair comparison but I'm more inclined in calling that art. PS: I want to confess that I have a hard time calling and considering "things" art. But art different for everyone. Sorry for the cliche.
  2. I think kinefinity is in a great position. That last model that they announced is a great specced camera. Since the mavo lf has a great image, the edge seems that it will be a great camera. They are the underdog, as zcam and others, so they have to offer more for less. And that's what they did. That camera is in another league right now.
  3. You'll probably have to choose less lenses but have you wondered zeiss milvus? Or sigma art. They can get quite big.
  4. Getting to Nolan level takes time and dedication. Didn't he shoot his first released short "following"? If you're filming street scenes, without a particular story, similar to what Philip Bloom does, what's really the goal? While I love street photography, the same for video does seem a little creepy and its harder to go unnoticed. That's why a big part of Philip bloom aesthethic is with long lenses. Some jobs you have a script, others you develop it. If you want to deal with a team and actors, doing it without a script it's not the best idea. Even Malick goes boring without a particular structure. So what's your goal Andrew? You seem frustrated with some of parts around filmmaking but, and I don't want to sound disrespectful, you seem a little lost without an idea that excites you. Without that, it's harder to start or carry out filming.
  5. Nolan isn't carrying around gear in his shoots... Still, 16 hour days for any amount of time is admirable.
  6. Video is tuff if you're alone. Sometimes, when you're working with people, you can feel lonelier because of how difficult it can be to explain what you want to others. But if you have a project, a series of photographs, a documentary, a topic you want to approach and you know where you want to go with it, even if you're feeling alone, you know where you need to go in order to achieve it. Sure, mistakes will be made. But if the will is there, you push trough. Most of your understandable preocuppations will be answered when you find a project that drives you. Even if it takes longer than you were expecting. If we're just taking great pictures, without any tought behind it, just for fun, it will be easier to lose motivation. The past 5 years I've been working in commercial video. Small commercials and corporate videos. Low budget stuff. Eventually I lost all motivation for picking up a camera, as I was only doing it for paying the bills. It was no longer fun. I took some time off and started to mix professional work with personal projects. The personal work is what drives me to do video and tell stories. The corporate stuff still sucks the life out of me but as long as can I have a small project here and there, I'm able to continue. That's my recommendation, find a topic or a message that interests you, bothers you, drives you and go for it. PS: And maybe mix photography projects with video projects. Some stories are better for certain mediums.
  7. Yes, not really a difficult scene for any camera. It looks kinda green.
  8. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    A global shutter with good dr and noise performance is a great feature. Not something that makes people run to buy the camera but its a good thing. The c300 or the kinefinity edge appeal more to me than this camera.
  9. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    I'm asking because the dr statements from red have always been a little bit too optimistic and canon states that the c300 mk3 has even greater dr, with 16+ stops. While that sounds great, I have a feeling that it won't be that high on the c300 and with that value the komodo would have the highest dr of the whole company.
  10. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    Why? What's your evidence for this?
  11. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    What's the Dr of the helium sensor? I saw one article claiming 15.2 but cmon... Close to Alexa then? So around 13 stops for the komodo?
  12. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    This will probably be a good camera but theres still no info about Dr, what's the downside of choosing global shutter and its too bad it only goes to 40fps on 6k. What will be the crop factor of this sensor? Anyway, it's not for me.
  13. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    White color cameras are stormtroopers. In reds marketing language.
  14. FranciscoB

    RED Komodo

    https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/05/18/red-komodo-6k-for-6k/
  15. Influencers are the new salesman. They claim they have their own opinion and are not checked by the company but most of them are paid for reviewing products and rarely do a thorough job. Few youtubers come to mind that do that. Even so, they are still salesman because they're making videos about products for people to buy. They're creating the desire for people to purchase more.
  16. I love youtube and I'm trully starting to hate youtubers
  17. I hope it has a competitive price but we're talking about a canon camera here. Usually with canon you have underwhelming specs but good capable cameras when you use them. In this case you have great specs, with the probability of being a great camera as well. So my bet is that it will have the usual canon price, which is over the competition. In this case, for the moment, there is no competition so they have an advantage for pricing this model. The covid-19 pandemic could influence the price, since there will be a shortage of demand.
  18. Im very curious on the f6 but my main issue is audio. Theres no proper xlr on this camera so that sucks for me.
  19. If you do a long exposure at night, with the lens stopped down, you'll get the star effect on most lights in the shot. That's just a consequence of stopping down the lens. If you open up the aperture, that effect will go away. If you need the light and open up the lens, then you'll need one of the filters mentioned above. That's it.
  20. Yes. The number of blades will determine the shape of the sunstars.
  21. Since it's such a spec beast, with no competition for the moment, I'm not surprised that it will be very expensive. My bet is over $5k.
  22. I guess it's the effect that BTM_pix is talking about, only on a broadcast system with a 4 blade aperture lens.
  23. Sony has their raw codec xocn. They use it on the Venice and f5 and f55.
  24. All my stuff remained online. I got the message that I had too much used space after non paying anymore. I guess people are having different customer experiences.
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