Author Topic: Digital Cinematography  (Read 641 times)

Offline captainhowdy

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Digital Cinematography
« on: August 01, 2006, 11:53:AM »
The process of filmmaking is changing. At this point in time, I feel its premature to declare that 'film is dead' and that digital cinematography is the future (sorry Robert Rodriguez!). Its true that digital cinematography has made filmmaking much more accessible and given audiences more choices. Maybe in the future, digital cinematography will be more of an alternative than a replacement for traditional film depending on what 'look' filmmakers want to achieve. But as technology improves at lightning speed, more and more A-list Hollywood directors such as Michael Mann, David Fincher and George Lucas are opting for digital.

Any-hoo, as film buffs I felt its important for everyone here to atleast know the basics of how this aspect of filmmaking is changing and what the differences are. The following page on Wikipedia explains with great simplicity everything there is to know about Digital Cinematography.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_cinematography

It covers:
- The Tecnology
- The Culture
- Technical Challenges
- Cameras such as:
 * Panavision Genesis (Superman Returns & Scary Movie 4)
 * Sony CineAlta (Star Wars, Session 9, Once Upon A Time in Mexico & Sin City)
 * Thomson Viper (Collateral, Miami Vice & Zodiac)
and Mini-DV technology (Full Frontal & November)
- Digital video vs. film
- Economics
- Critisisms of video
- Cost comparisons
& more...

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Offline X

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Re: Digital Cinematography
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 12:15:PM »
A 5-star thread. Nice work, Capt

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Offline captainhowdy

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Re: Digital Cinematography
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 10:43:AM »
NOTE: The following article is very technical. But its still interesting to read what Fincher has to say about digital filmmaking.

David Fincher & Digital Filmmakinghttp://www.showreel.org/memberarea/article.php?174&PHPSESSID=1ed337035ce183d2be93b4be2f31aed9

Quote from: David Fincher
If you have a fucking clue and a passion, people will get out of your way because people want someone to follow.

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