https://youtu.be/3c4Q1ScSqPY Even if you’ve only been inattentively following my blog, you probably already know by now that I’m pretty dissatisfied with my Asus PA32UCX: bad haloing in spite of 1,152 dimming zones; poorly conceived design (ports are all but inaccessible, the OSD controls are all behind the display, the hood is attached with ten easily... Continue Reading →
Selling My Asus ProArt PA32UCX-K!
Whether grading Rec. 709 or HDR footage, the colors of the Asus are too warm; and in order to calibrate the monitor, I'd need to shell out another $1,600.00 for the Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR, with no guarantee that the colors would be any better. For only $1,300.00, you can pick up... Continue Reading →
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE: Disable Lens Compensation?
https://youtu.be/czSN8GxD-ns?t=301 In a test I posted a while back, I demonstrated how the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 made abrupt changes visible on the edges of the frame during continuous autofocus. Till this day, no other filmmaker I'm aware of has written about this type of behavior - until now, that is. During his comparison of three... Continue Reading →
Xavier Dolan to Adapt Tom à la ferme
Xavier Dolan’s eagerly anticipated third film, Laurence Anyways, has not even been released yet (it hits theaters on May 18th), but the brilliant young Canadian director has already announced his decision to adapt a play by Michel Marc Bouchard, Tom à la ferme. This marks the first time the director will adapt a script not... Continue Reading →
Madame Freedom (1956)
“You chose depravity instead of your duties as a mother.”– Professor Jang Origins of Madame Freedom Madame Freedom was the most popular as well as the most controversial film of its time. The screenplay was based on a serialized novel by Jung Bee-suk. When it was published, the portrayal of women’s new-found sexual freedom aroused... Continue Reading →