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Hollywood finally focuses on digital filmmaking

July 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Studios Shift to Digital Movies, but Not Without Resistance

Hollywood has finally embraced digital moviemaking, with some of this summer’s biggest blockbusters being shot on tape, including Returns and Miami Vice.
But not all film-makers are fans, as a report in the New York Times reveals (click the link above). Both Steven Spielberg and M. Night Shyamalan have vowed to kept the faith with celluloid.
However cinematographer Curtis Clark, chairman of the American Society of Cinematographers’ influential technology committee, needs no more convincing: “We’ve reached a tipping point in the use of digital cameras,” he says.
One obvious benefit of using digital cameras is cost-saving, but that’s not the main driving force, at least accoridng to popcorn-picture maker Dean Devlin, currently producing a World War 1 action movie called Flyboys; they’re just more versatile.
Devlin says the big attraction for him was being able to shoot airborne dogfights for nearly an hour, with an HD camera mounted on a replica bi-plane.

Tags: High definition TV · Home cinema · Trade

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