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14 Sep, 6 tweets, 2 min read
I'll just say this...
Citizen Kane was shot with a very deep depth of field where just about everything was in focus.
If you feel a blurry background or ProRes limits your potential for creative storytelling, you probably were never reaching that potential.
It's a toy.
If you think a movie being "cinematic" has anything to do with a shallow DOF, slow-mo, LUTs, etc - you've been lied to. That's marketing. For YouTuber 576's LUT pack, for the new mirrorless/DSLR, for the new iPhone.
That misses everything that makes a film a film, and "cinematic"
Here's a book you can read on the subject:
Here's an incredible video essay from my mans Patrick Willems about it that breaks it down in a great way:
all of these things CAN be used. They're tools. Use the right tool for the job. But they've been over-inflated and over-valued to a hyperbolic level to create trends and gimmicks and multiple generations of kids growing up w/ YT have been misled about what "cinematography" is
It's cool that the iPhone has these new features, and they will be fun to use if you have it.
But being convinced to drop $1k on a phone for it is silly. And the contribution to the messy communication/education about this is what I have a problem with.

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Wellp, Portrait Mode background blurring for video, and assurance that we'll never hear the end of "cinematic" on YouTube. Everything is bad. The demo even looks bad.
Time to be sad.
I really don't know how anyone sits through these events. Even as my catalog of owned Apple devices grows, the events just feel like masturbatory fluff presentations w/ one bit of real information every 10 minutes, moving as slow as possible
& no rewind/pause on YT is dumb choice
I know some people love the "cinematography and presentation" but holy crap so much is wasted. Giant exploded view teardown to reveal a camera bump that looks mostly identical.
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Let's talk about music licensing again for a brief thread:
Something that is often expressed by streamers about licensing radio-tier music is "just let me pay to license it like royalty-free stuff."
You probably could if you hunted the right avenues enough. You couldn't afford it
Your $15/mo (or whatever you deem reasonable) is the H of a H2O molecule on a drop in the bucket for music labels and publishers. A single indie movie you never see will earn them exponentially more.
Not only that, but licensing to you that cheaply would make it that much more difficult for them to charge the prices they do for big publishing licensing. They have zero reason to play ball with that.
Just doesn't work that way.
Even worse against your favor...
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Watch the full review here:
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Therefore we are ALL also those things on some level.
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