Cinema 5D Interview with Vincent Laforet at NAB 2010.

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Sitting next to Mr. Dan Chung from DSLR News Shooter posting this great interview with Mr Vincent Laforet is almost surreal. Vince describes where he thinks the DSLR revolution is headed and what an amazing impact it has had on the film community. He also does a great job of explaining the hardship that many still photographers face when getting into the world of video.

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Hunter Kerhart
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April 13th, 2010

You guys are out of your F’ing minds. If you think you’re a better shooter than Vince then go out and prove it, get the amount of work he gets, and THEN on top of it SHARE all that information with YOU (the very unappreciative armchair shooters who have to bash on people like Vince because you’re simply jealous of how well hes doing).

I don’t understand what’s going on with the Vince bashing. It’s simply stupid, childish, and uncalled for. This kind of shit almost makes me want everyone to go back to the old style of hiding your information and hiding jobs so as to keep out the competition.

henrr
henrr
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April 13th, 2010

Nice interview, this one shot much better than the Zacuto and Redrock interviews.

Thanks

gmac
gmac
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April 13th, 2010

What I find interesting, is that certain people new to the film industry are hailed as experts at all this.

But experts at what exactly?

Narrative film making? I think not, because by their own admission they have just started doing this. Experts at using a stills camera as a film making tool? Again I think not because using a stills camera isnt brain surgery. And they were not the first.

There are plenty professional film makers out there who as part of their daily use and investigation into the latest technology on movie sets are using these tools to much greater effect. Yet because its what they do professionally (ie they really are experts in film making) we hear very little from them (apart from Shane Hurlbert of course)

Making a series of images with shallow depth of field and a bit of music is not film making. Theyve been hacking together pop promos like that for years.

I think all this new tech is brilliant and power to the masses.

But Its interesting how at the moment the internet can provide a skewed impression of who the experts really are.

A number of people have actually shot and are releasing low budget movies on these cameras (eg Tiny Furniture which has won awards). Now these people are the experts. People who have shown they can combine the cheap technology with real film making skills and have something to show for it. Have we heard a peep out of them. Not really.

I suspect they are all too busy working on their films to be writing a blog everyday and teaching……!

:-)

kc
kc
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April 13th, 2010
Reply to  gmac

So true.

When self promotion trumps actual skill and experience you have to realize these pundits are pandering to the masses and creating their own audience. Kind of like politics, all it takes is talking points that convince the uninformed and unaware.

Giulio Sciorio
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April 13th, 2010
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I agree with KC & gmac. WTF all of a sudden people are “experts” just because Canon loans out their cameras to them in advance and supports them with massive loaner gear? Thats no expert, thats a salesperson. But hey I’d sell out to Canon too and become a “expert” too.

henrr
henrr
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April 13th, 2010
Reply to  gmac

I agree with some of your points, such as;

“There are plenty professional film makers out there who as part of their daily use and investigation into the latest technology on movie sets are using these tools to much greater effect. Yet because its what they do professionally (ie they really are experts in film making) we hear very little from them (apart from Shane Hurlbert of course)”

I would not blame the filmmakers, they’re just giving us access and sharing their work with whomever is interested. Its the blogs that are raving and calling everyone an expert. Many of them are, however, as you mention, there are many other experts. It just seems blogs have a problem covering or can’t get access to the other ‘experts’.

I just don’t think you can fault a filmmaker or DP on what is written about them as they have no control over that. I prefer to look at who’s doing the writing. Everyone knows how some bloggers get very excited with their words.

Myles
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April 13th, 2010
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ref. dubious ‘experts’ – surely the same thing has been true of TV for many years? One thing they all seem to have in common is that they’re champions of spin.

Interestingly – also seems to be a bit of a brat pack forming around the vid_dslr products with Bloom, Laforet, Weiss, Hurlbert, Charters, Chung etc. attracting a massive following, & popping up en masse all over the place. Quite entertaining at times if a little ‘over-saturated’. I think the recent Zacuto ‘shoot-outs’ were equally trite – would really like to experience more of the experts’ in-depth knowledge rather than just a flicker of wows.

Myles
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April 13th, 2010

Great interview. Would love to hear more from Monsieur Laforet.

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