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eleison24 Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: 8K is marketing hype

jonpais wrote:

Lighting, lenses and grading are what counts, not the number of Ks.

You are thinking like a DP... not like a producer or a director. The story is "what counts". In every movie, the studio has to go back and film things that they missed in order to "make the story" they want to make.

Lighting only counts as long as it contributes to the story -- remember the definition of "good lighting" has changed from three point lighting.. to motivated light.. to now a mix of motivated and natural lighting. At the end of the day, lighting was/is subservient to a good story.. nobody cared that "unnatural 3 point" lighting was used in most scenes of "it's a wonderful life." The lightening was good enough do what it was suppose to do - convey the story by lighting the expressions and faces of the characters.

Lenses? That has been changing also. The standard was to have more wide shot with multiple people talking. Then it was the switch to a medium shot when a particular person was talking (gangster movies of the late 40's or 50's IIRC). Than it was trendy to have action shots with zoom in lenses that you couldn't see most of the action (borne identity). Now it's trendy to use more wider shows "environmental portraits style". However, at the end of the day, lenses used also is subservient to the story.

Consistent throughout the ages with respect to making movies is for the movie maker to have more footage -- for pickups, and extra scenes. The number of K's help ameliorate this. I guess it's difficult to explain if you haven't tried to edit movies/shorts before. Considering how hard it is to edit a movie that makes sense and is "good" - reframing, zooming in, cutting people out; match cutting by using artificial pans, etc.. is a godsend.

Also consistent throughout the ages with respect to making movies is to cut cost. Make movies quicker, and more efficiently. More K's help this assuming the equipment is fast enough (blackmagic 12k camera demo shows that current equipment is fast enough with the right workflow).

Here an example of a fast workflow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmXObPSHYrE

HDR is fine and all, but we have almost gone a century without it.  It's not as important as the people make it out to be.

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