“They’re all part of the artistic palette of filmmaking.”
Recently, I ran across an article about how Seamus McGarvey, the cinematographer for “The Avengers,” used DSLR’s in some of the action shots. Now, I’m not going to talk about exactly how he used them and all the technical stuff about using DSLR’s in the movie, you can read that in the original article; but what I am going to talk about, is how it doesn’t matter which camera shot the Hulk smashing bad guys or Black Widow smashing balls, what matters is the content that we watched on the big screen.
There you have it. I couldn’t have said it better myself. “They’re all part of the artistic palette of filmmaking.” He took cheap DSLR footage and mixed it with super-high-end Alexa footage and 35mm film, and you know what? No one noticed. It didn’t matter. What mattered was the content; the superheroes, the villains, the plot, the action, the humor.
Filmmaking is not about the gear!!!!! It’s about the story. I understand, you have to have a balance between the technicality and storytelling in there somewhere. But, if a movie has a crappy story, it doesn’t matter how well it’s shot, it’s still a crappy movie.