Originally Posted by bsprague
I admire your quest for the technical perfection of the video art form. We've been on opposite sides of this fence before. You do a very good job of keeping this forum focused on whatever is the newest forward nudge of technology.
I will indeed continue my search for knowledge and skill at "story-telling.com".
I apologize if I've diluted the focus of your forum.
I am sorry, but you missed the point, especially if you think we are on opposite sides. Technology is not a substitute for storytelling, it is an enhancement of the story. It is not about "technical perfection." It is about expanding creative options. Higher resolution is a technical advancement or 422 or 10bit. They are good, but not the point. What I was talking about was technology that makes your videos more interesting and makes your story come across better, technology that allows you to do different things that can enhance a story. Shallow dof is not "technical perfection", it guides the viewer to what the story teller thinks is important for the viewer to see. Camera motion adds interest, unless it is unwanted motion (shake), in which case technology allows you to avoid distracting motion. Video is a visual medium. You can shoot someone reading your story out load from a tripod.
Or you can do a lot more.
What technology advancement has done is make video storytelling much more creative for people who have limited budgets and limited time. For example, no more need for tripods, or gimbals, given new technologies - frees up the shooter a lot.