"Haters Back Off!" is a very unique oddity. I first became aware of it through my daughter, who seems to be on top of whatever is popular at the moment. She tends to predict trends among young people quite accurately. Well, one day I caught her watching this on Netflix and after watching some of it, I told her it was probably not kid-friendly. She then pointed out it was in the children's section of Netflix. I was surprised to see it was true. There was something unsettling about it. So I watched the whole episode with her and I realised then that it was the awkward camerawork that was unsettling, not the silly humour.
"Haters Back Off!" is a nightmarish rendition of what it is like to be truly subhuman in an incomprehensible world: it shows a victim of incompetent (albeit caring) parenting and her inability to understand the society she inhabits. The protagonist, Miranda Sings, is infantilised by her mother and uncle, both also lacking in sufficient self-awareness, and dreams of being famous because, after all, it's what she believes she deserves anyway.
And it's all played for laughs.
Treacherously shot in British Columbia when it should have been shot here in Washington (It takes place in Tacoma after all), the weapon of choice was a Sony F55. I don't know how much work it was for them to get usable images out of a pair of Sonys, but it worked. The look is inspired by the film NAPOLEON DYNAMITE and it shows.
Here is the trailer. Would you agree that most of it looks like it was shot on a 24mm lens?
This is the awkward frankencamera shoulder rig seen in most of the behind-the-scenes footage. Anyone familiar with this rig and what all is in it? Just curious. Seems to have a lot of stuff!
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Although the show is considered a single-camera sitcom, there were actually two cameras running at all times.
I really love this show. It looks like the Sony F55 they used had a sensor size of 24x12.7mm and my Ursa Mini 4K sensor is 22mm x 11.88mm. I imagine the 24mm would look about the same?
Thanks for any info on this, it's my favourite sitcom at the moment.