It’s Cinematic: the beauty of legacy systems and constraints

“When Zack Snyder released his version of the Justice League movie, the immediate response from most viewers was, “This looks weird!” The Snyder cut is presented in a 4:3 ratio, something we’re more familiar with seeing in older TV shows, than movies. In fact, many of the characteristics that we associate with the cinematic look of modern movies are a result of the battles between innovation and technological constraints.

In this talk, I’ll dive deeper into the challenges of innovation and constraints, what we can learn from the evolution of movies, and how we can use these lessons to reduce frustration and build better systems.



Jason Yee

Jason Yee is a Staff Technical Evangelist at Datadog and he’s obsessed with helping engineers and engineering organizations become better by using data, collaborating, and learning. Previously, he was ...