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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2016, 07:02 »
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Whether you like them or not, they're 16mm films shot on a Bolex Rex 4.  Not a smartphone with a filter.

Call it rude, call it bluntly honest, but this is exactly the response from the Stocksy crowd that I assumed I'd get, and a perfect example of the elitist hipster attitude that most of us can't help but get a little nauseous when exposed to. "It's good because of the super hip vintage camera that was used." Eh, not really. They're good because of the beautiful 19 year old doing her best Lolita impression.

Artificial lens flare/tape damage and artificial shake were likely added to this film footage from that 50 year old camera (pretty obvious in the slo-mo shots when the camera shake has identical speed and motion as the real time shots, the shake filter being added after the footage was slowed down.) End result would have looked practically identical if it was shot on a 4 megapixel camera from 2003 and put through the same post filters.

As someone who chooses to be anonymous here, I try to avoid criticizing others work. This was more about the company, their mind boggling "standards" and the general attitude of inflated self importance that they tend to create. I wish the owner of these clips nothing but success in what they do. I'm sure there's a market for this content. I'd upload these to my port if I made them too. Sex sells.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2016, 07:35 by Daryl Ray »


« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2016, 07:33 »
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Seems like what was given was merely a factual response.  To correct an incorrect assumption.

jen

« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2016, 08:21 »
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Whether you like them or not, they're 16mm films shot on a Bolex Rex 4.  Not a smartphone with a filter.

Call it rude, call it bluntly honest, but this is exactly the response from the Stocksy crowd that I assumed I'd get, and a perfect example of the elitist hipster attitude that most of us can't help but get a little nauseous when exposed to. "It's good because of the super hip vintage camera that was used."

That's not even remotely what I said.  Like Sean pointed out, I merely stated a fact.  The videos were shot on 16mm film, and despite your analysis, there was no artificial shake or lens flare added in post production.  Those are facts.  Do with them what you will.

« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2016, 09:13 »
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Whether you like them or not, they're 16mm films shot on a Bolex Rex 4.  Not a smartphone with a filter.

Call it rude, call it bluntly honest, but this is exactly the response from the Stocksy crowd that I assumed I'd get, and a perfect example of the elitist hipster attitude that most of us can't help but get a little nauseous when exposed to. "It's good because of the super hip vintage camera that was used."

That's not even remotely what I said.  Like Sean pointed out, I merely stated a fact.  The videos were shot on 16mm film, and despite your analysis, there was no artificial shake or lens flare added in post production.  Those are facts.  Do with them what you will.

You seem really defensive about these clips, are they yours?

« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2016, 09:15 »
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Honestly, if you're going to post nonsensical attacks, you're less likely to get the information you want in the future.

« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2016, 09:24 »
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Honestly, if you're going to post nonsensical attacks, you're less likely to get the information you want in the future.

Are you talking to me?

« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2016, 09:26 »
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Yes.  I don't see anything "defensive" in Jen's posts.  They are just factual.

« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2016, 10:02 »
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I clearly interpreted her posts differently than you. Apparently others thought she sounded defensive too, based on their posts, which is why I asked if you were talking to me. Jen posts anonymously, I merely wondered if those were her (his?) clips or not. Just a question and my opinion. I didn't see it as a "nonsensical attack", but sorry if that is how you took it.

In fact, I was interested to hear what camera they were shot on and that there was no post-processing.  :)
« Last Edit: September 12, 2016, 10:07 by cathyslife »

jen

« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2016, 10:09 »
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I'm not anonymous, the link to my portfolio is in my signature. 

I don't think my posts sound "really defensive" but  \_(ツ)_/

« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2016, 10:15 »
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I'm not anonymous, the link to my portfolio is in my signature. 

I don't think my posts sound "really defensive" but  \_(ツ)_/

 :)

No worries. I think it was the "do with them what you will" and the "whether you like them or not" that gave me the defensive impression. Thanks for pointing out your signature...I missed the S when I clicked on your name and looked at your profile info. I will go take a look at your work sometime today.

« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2016, 10:37 »
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Brilliant body of work, Jen. Thanks for sharing.

alno

« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2016, 16:31 »
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There are no applications so what is the point of discussing videos at Stocksy for the most people here? :) I must admit the prices are too high for many quite ordinary shots there.

« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2016, 11:23 »
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its a perfectly recognizable style, anyone not getting that shouldn't be commenting on those videos

« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2016, 11:52 »
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its a perfectly recognizable style, anyone not getting that shouldn't be commenting on those videos

That doesn't mean everybody has to like that style, and everyone here has a right to comment, including you.  :)

« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2016, 14:31 »
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its not about liking its about thinking its amateur work poorly executed. its obviously not.

« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2017, 17:52 »
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these 8mm works are really very cool and stylish. they are really standing out these days..

« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2017, 13:53 »
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I liked those videos with a girl in front of Eiffel. And it's not about the type of camera for me. I don't care.

I think Stocksy is doing a great job. They have many remarkable artists. I have to admit some of their work would've shocked me more if I wasn't graphic designer and couldn't see the final purpose. But I can. And I am happy that my profession over the last decade allowed me to be able to. I think some of their key people are long enough in the market to know better than most of us microstockers. And that's what it's supposed to be. Btw I'm a newbie at microstock as a seller but have been a customer for the last 10 years.

Good luck everyone there, keep up the good work.


 

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