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Old 07-14-2015, 11:44 AM
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I like "found footage" because it shows the innovation of young filmmakers who simply don't have the connections or pedigree to navigate the Holligarchy. I call it "rock'n roll filmmaking" like music with 3 chords. Some of it is so much more honest than a lot of big budget Hollywood productions. These days you can stabilize handhelds more but the conceit will remain that someone got their hands on a camera and here is what happened when footage remains.
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I like "found footage" because it shows the innovation of young filmmakers who simply don't have the connections or pedigree to navigate the Holligarchy. I call it "rock'n roll filmmaking" like music with 3 chords. Some of it is so much more honest than a lot of big budget Hollywood productions. These days you can stabilize handhelds more but the conceit will remain that someone got their hands on a camera and here is what happened when footage remains.
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I like "found footage" because it shows the innovation of young filmmakers who simply don't have the connections or pedigree to navigate the Holligarchy. I call it "rock'n roll filmmaking" like music with 3 chords. Some of it is so much more honest than a lot of big budget Hollywood productions. These days you can stabilize handhelds more but the conceit will remain that someone got their hands on a camera and here is what happened when footage remains.

My support goes out to any and all fledgling film makers with whom I will likely never see the work of .. although, when I talked about "found footage" earlier, I was really talking about Hollywood's attempts at the genre .. if it deserves to be called a genre, that is ..

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"Found footage" does not necessarily mean "shaky cam". I liked the first Paranormal Activity film and almost the entire thing was shot on a tripod mounted camera. Recently, I liked the "found footage" film Almanac and the older film Chronicle. I remember really liking Cloverfield the first time I saw it and not being so impressed the second. I have a high tolerance for shaky cam, though.

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"Found footage" does not necessarily mean "shaky cam". I liked the first Paranormal Activity film and almost the entire thing was shot on a tripod mounted camera. Recently, I liked the "found footage" film Almanac and the older film Chronicle. I remember really liking Cloverfield the first time I saw it and not being so impressed the second. I have a high tolerance for shaky cam, though.
I liked all those too and have no problem with a shaky cam at home(as long as I'm not sick) But I can't handle it from a huge screen in the theater. So I wait fro all of those types of movies to be released on disc/streaming before seeing them.

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"Found footage" does not necessarily mean "shaky cam". I liked the first Paranormal Activity film and almost the entire thing was shot on a tripod mounted camera. Recently, I liked the "found footage" film Almanac and the older film Chronicle. I remember really liking Cloverfield the first time I saw it and not being so impressed the second. I have a high tolerance for shaky cam, though.
Yeah, Mike .. I forgot for a minute around here "I must be very specific" .. .. so, I'll qualify by saying "Found Footage" and "Shaky Cam" and particularly, "Shaky Cam Found Footage" ..

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"Found footage" does not necessarily mean "shaky cam". I liked the first Paranormal Activity film and almost the entire thing was shot on a tripod mounted camera. Recently, I liked the "found footage" film Almanac and the older film Chronicle. I remember really liking Cloverfield the first time I saw it and not being so impressed the second. I have a high tolerance for shaky cam, though.
More often then not. Found Footage


The problem I have with some of these 'Found Footage' films is that they get too artsy trying to make them look more like documentaries and it just doesn't work for me. Just because I like home cooking, doesn't mean I can't enjoy eating at a nice restaurant.


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Does that mean the video will pre-cache so it does not start out like mud especially under congestion? I hope so as the Fire TV Amazon Instant does this and it is great. Video starts right away most of the time in HD sometimes it might drop PQ on startup but it ramps up much quicker than Netflix.

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Nah; it's a strange gimmick where it starts playing the title behind the text while you're viewing its description. I don't know who asked for that.

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Nah; it's a strange gimmick where it starts playing the title behind the text while you're viewing its description. I don't know who asked for that.
Great just like post-play another stupid new feature I don't need and can't turn off.
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Nah; it's a strange gimmick where it starts playing the title behind the text while you're viewing its description. I don't know who asked for that.
Oh gee, you're going to miss the fancy logos of the 5 participating studios.
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Is Windows 7 in browser only capable of 720p at highest in netflix?


I ran the "El Fuente: 60 main 10" netflix video that displays bitrate and resolution.

On my Roku 2 on one TV and on another TV via Vizio's built in Netflix, I get 5800 kbps bitrate and 1080p. Under Internet Explorer and Chrome, all I can get is 3000 kbps and 720p.

Reading various forums, it seems you need WIndows 8.1 or 10 to get higher than 720 in browsers now. Anyone confirm?

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The only clients with which you can view 1080p Netflix on a Windows PC that I know of are the HTML5 player in IE11 on Windows 8 and the Win8 Netflix app (the latter can also bitstream Do!by D+ 5.1 sound if your equipment is capable of outputting that). You can only get 720p out of the HTML5 player in Chrome (who knows why ) or the Silverlight player in any browser. You use to have to enable the HTML5 player in your Netflix account settings.

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Also PC playback certain content from studio's like Fox only give you crappy 480p playback. I don't know if it does that on phones though. It is best to watch on the TV using enabled devices.

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