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Phil Rhodes

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In Topic: Most Popular Digital Cameras circa 2007-2008

12 January 2019 - 01:58 PM

It's worth a small caveat for potential new inventions. What I mean by that is that what Stuart says is completely valid for conventional cinema. Conventional film and TV narrative appears to be reasonably stable as an artform. I say that because it has successfully resisted several changes - 3D and high frame rate spring to mind, with HDR in the balance. It is what it is. It's a rectangle of picture that you view from two and a bit heights away, with unreal-looking 24fps pictures on it, and resolution is actually fairly unimportant.

 

That's not to say that there might not be hitherto unimagined things of great use and value that could use a 16K camera at 300 frames per second (360-degree video is an example, though not a good one.) It's just that it wouldn't be conventional cinema. The two things might not be exclusive, so let's not decry the possibilities of new things, but let's accept that people seem to like conventional narrative filmmaking quite a bit, whether it's on TV or wherever else. Narrative filmmaking seems likely to continue in much the same way it has, whether or not some strange new world is discovered that can somehow make use of amazing new technologies on a parallel track.

 

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In Topic: Operating

12 January 2019 - 04:14 AM

I suspect any such comparison would be made pretty difficulty by the overwhelming variability in DP rates. I wouldn't be surprised if people who were stepping up and taking a big opportunity had on extremely rare occasion been paid less than some of their crew, even on big movies.

 

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In Topic: Most Popular Digital Cameras circa 2007-2008

12 January 2019 - 04:04 AM

I don't know if it's just me getting old, but frankly I'd be perfectly happy if gear slowed down a bit. A lot. 

 

It's great that we can all have practically Alexa-level pictures for less than I paid for my first DVCAM, but I don't think anyone's paying for a house with a camera they owned for fifteen years, anymore.

 

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In Topic: Goal Post Lighting

07 January 2019 - 04:40 AM

I hate to clobber the product of a reputable company, but Skypanels are outrageously big and heavy (and expensive) for what they are.

 

At least a few alternatives exist.

 

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In Topic: Credits

02 January 2019 - 04:02 AM

There's a fine line between the pretentiousness of taking credit for senior roles in several departments, and the pretentiousness of padding the credits with made-up names in order to make a low-rent production look higher-rent.

 

I'm not sure what the best approach is.

 

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