IMO this is everything that is wrong with the industry today. For us to simply copy the rules that previous generations of film shooters have adapted is irrational. In every other form of art it is those who push the limits and expand the envelope who make the changes for the future of our work.
Whether you look at something like painting, or an art form like music, it is undeniable that despite the countless rules that have been placed on the genre for centuries it is still those who do things a little differently (albiet professionally) that determine how the next generation views the art.
Film is young, the first 35mm camera wasnt even invented until just over 100 years ago. For you to say that rules are "based on years and years worth of solid research" while we just introduced color to film 50 years ago and digitalized everything in the last decade is not only ignorant but stubborn and hesitates progression.
p.s. "underexposing" may not have been the right term, I was referring to the shots where it it was filmed into the sunlight therefore underexposing the lows and overexposing the highs creating a silhouette like shot.
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