SHUT THE 4K UP

Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema CameraFrom NoFilmSchool.com: Is anybody else tired of hearing about 4k? I get new tech is cool and all but it has nothing to do with filmmaking. A camera is a tool, it does not mean you have to be one too. GH4 fanboys, and this goes for any camera, you do not get anything from freely marketing a camera brand and shooting down other people or cameras.

I am a film school graduate, and in all honesty hearing people on sites like this has made me all the more grateful for it. One big takeaway from film school for me was having different classes that focused on specific topics in the process of filmmaking. Not one of my teachers cared or even discussed the newest tech and I miss that.

The ratio of filmmaking to gearheadism is ridiculous now-a-days. We have become so obsessed with the best camera or gear for your buck that we are loosing sight of what really matters (hint: It’s not resolution).

What is the point I am trying to make? I suppose this is a call to arms to filmmakers to start creating and stop buying. Use what you have now, don’t buy into all this marketing. Don’t wait until you have that camera everyone’s talking about to make your film. 4K does not make your films better than HD and you are not a more professional filmmaker for buying into it.

Read the lively comments on NoFilmSchool.com

And, check out Cameras Don’t Make Movies, People Do on TheBlackAndBlue.com

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