I think that has pushed shallow DOF more than most think. (Budget)
I agree as it took a skilled lighting/cameraperson to light backgrounds properly to create depth/halos/twinkles etc, it was the difference between good and great.
- I quite enjoyed doing that and it’s still better to know and implement that then just crush it - but I find rates going lower and lower as cheaper practitioners can crush it and forget it.
Mark Foerster csc