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    There is no substitute for fine actors and good direction.

    After loosing two fabulous actors I have to say that the B team that is left over is just not cutting it compared to season one and season two.

    While this season may look better (I am three episodes into a cocaine crime series that has me kinda snoring) it really has taught me and proven once again that story and performance is what keeps people interested.

    I think they used ultra primes, or master primes on Dragon in 6K , but who gives a yack, its actually quite boring so far, and it goes to show you how much a great lead actor carries a series.

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    I share your thoughts, I could not even finish episode one, it feels like a Colombian “Telenovela”. Also, the look and feel wasn’t even close to the other seasons. Really sad.
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    I loved this season. Watched it in 2 days, story had me hooked. Look wise I didn't like some of the aerials as it didn't really match the ground cam.
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    David, you confirmed my fears heading into this season. I felt it was going to be hard to live up to those first two seasons and that's because I completely bought into Wagner Moura as Pablo. I'll give it a chance though. Mario is giving me some hope.
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    I'll watch the rest of it.

    So far very flat, but the series got off to a slow start as well. Maybe too much dialog not enough action. Or maybe the Cali Cartel was just as boring as they are portraying it.

    Nothing is happening. No actor has stepped forward to be the lead.

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    I loved the texture of the first season and also the charismatic lead actor. Saw a couple of episodes of season 3 now and it does not have the 80s Colombian texture and the acting and story made me fall a sleep more then once I really struggled as I wanted to see it all but there was simply not much of a nerve in the story to keep me awake. And yes Picture do look great. But the first season looked to me like some film developed in some colombian film lab in the 80´s and then keeped in the fridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Battistella View Post

    ...proven once again that story and performance is what keeps people interested.

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    For the love of god, can we please have this quote on the front page of reduser!!!!!

    What we do as cinematographers is, and should always be, in service to the story and performances. The second you deviate from that, you are no longer making a film, you are making an art installation.
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    Here are some tech specs for season 3 that a little birdie told me. :)

    Epic Dragon, 5kHD, 5:1 (7:1 season1&2), swapped between Low light OLPF and Skin Tone HighLight OLPF, 23.98 fps.
    Optics: Cooke S4 (Season 3 ), Ultraprimes (Season1&2).

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    Thanks David!

    Yeah S03 has definitely the Cooke-like iris shape flare and bokeh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommaso Alvisi View Post
    Thanks David!

    Yeah S03 has definitely the Cooke-like iris shape flare and bokeh.

    Yup it is all over Episode 1. Bokeh, Bokeh, Bokeh
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