I am new here. I'm a huge film fan. I believe in the practice of film theory and think all who want to make motion pictures should be versed in all sorts of film history.
My question to all of you is...
Does anyone actually make short/feature/experimental films with their cameras?
I mean, I go through these forums and everyone here has all these decked out cameras. They talk and talk and talk endlessly about the quality or the audio and video pulldowns and this and that. But nobody seems to actually be doing anything with their knowledge (except for the hundred million of you who go outside and use a 35mm adapter to rack focus on some leaves)
I don't say this trying to be mean. I'm asking this because I actually want to see what a camera like this is capable of? Can someone make a feature film in the vein of SHADOWS or FACES or EVIL DEAD or BLOOD SIMPLE or SISTERS or anything that isn't just you sitting in your living room showing me how good your dog looks in HD.
It seems people are more concerned with peaking audio then making a good film.
If you look at Cassavettes' early films (and even his later ones) he didn't care if there was a hair in the gate... or if the audio was too low, or too modulated. he cared about making a passionate film.
I just read a thread on here that when on forever, talking about the differences- pros/cons of external audio recorders. For heaven sakes! Fellini didn't even record audio on set! Get off your computers and go make some movies!
I hope you guys can prove me wrong and point me to some links I can watch...or sites I can buy your movies... that were made with this camera. I want to see what people are doing with this so afforable camera.
If these were made available in 1967, I'm sure we would have a flood of impressive, thought provoking pictures coming from people who before this "level playing field" techonology was invented would have never had a voice.
Let's bring some of this spirit back and stop showing me how shallow you can get your focus on a blade of grass.