maxotics Posted October 16, 2015 Share Posted October 16, 2015 I think the creative side is a very personal thing.I don't really get a lot of creative value about reading articles about other people's processes or ideas, which is why I don't ready NoFilmSchool very often for example...EOSHD as a gear blog will remain focussed on the equipment because it is useful for people trying to decide between cam A and B to know which one suits them before they lay down the money.Creativity is quite instinctual and life-experienced based, requires a strong personal voice I think.That's the way I thought 30 years ago. After years and years or watching movies and TV and reading books I've flipped the other way. Just as there is a technical side to depth of field, or resolution say, there is a technical side to story-telling, how much is focused on one character, what is shown with dialogue. For example, a filmmaker could be sold on the low dynamic range of a RAW camera. But if he used it on a comedy it would probably fall flat. Comedy is always sharp and bright. Or it could be the other way around, a filmmaker looking to tell the story of a Syrian refugee for example, and shoot with bright camera that can't get a thoughtful mood. I know many people will read what I'm saying and think 'what about this exception, or that exception'. It's not about rules. It's about what works, and has been working for centuries, though the technology and cultural styles may change. Creativity, to me, isn't this "personal" thing that is unique to an individual, it is personal to that person in his/her PLACE IN TIME. An artist serves their generation. They seldom come up with anything new. Of course, when you're young you feel omnipotent, powerful, creative, immortal. I can only say from my experience that young artists who try too many things that haven't worked in the past end up with the same result.So it is important that one understand the basic technical aspects of story telling before they choose camera A or B. There's a big difference between shooting people in a comedy, a drama, a documentary, or random scenes of buildings and fountains. The technology of the camera should fit the technique of the story. TheRenaissanceMan, teddoman, mercer and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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