Digital may be taking over Hollywood, but celluloid’s fans intend to fight on.
I can’t stand all this digital stuff. This is not what I signed up for. The way digital presentation is the way it is right now…it’s just television in public.
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A Bafta and Directors UK panel brought industry experts together in London to discuss whether or not shooting on film is still viable in the digital world.
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In these deleted scenes from Side By Side, director Robert Rodriguez describes filming Grindhouse with Quentin Tarantino, and sound mixer Walter Murch talks about how our eyes process digital differently.
“Until recently, film was a digital sandwich between analog slices of bread”
Walter Murch, the master sound and film editor, (Apocalypse Now, Godfather: Part II, The English Patient) shares his view from the filmmaking trenches.
“The film industry has always taken itself extremely seriously, in the sense that it should be difficult to make a film. That is just the biggest lie.”
In today’s outtake from Side by Side, controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier sets out to debunk the mysterious nature of filmmaking he thinks is perpetrated by the studio system.
For a film geek this movie is absolute heaven, a dream symposium in which directors, cinematographers, editors and a few actors gather to opine on the details of their craft. It is worth a year of film school and at least 1,000 hours of DVD bonus commentary.
“No one under 30 doesn’t have ADD”
Triple-threat phemon Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) describes her generation’s addiction to multi-platform technology in this outtake from Side by Side.
‘You’re watching something on YouTube that’s two and a half minutes long and 19 million people have watched it. For whatever reason, it captured their imagination.”
Veteran director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Diner, Wag the Dog) makes no bones about the sheer force of the digital revolution, as evidenced by the vitality of YouTube.
“We need to educate film students that is takes time to light.”
In today’s Side Swipes clip, we hear from Vilmos Zsigmond, the cinematographer behind such films as The Deer Hunter, Deliverance, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.