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Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by Kala Lou, Nov 26, 2013.
A good documentary on film vs. video debate
Some of the masters are in there! Will watch this. Going to save it now.
Yeah seen this twice already. My favorite quote was from cinematographer, Wally Pfister - "I'm not going to trade my oil paints for a set of crayons,"
This doc bring me back to that argument we used to have on this site about some Nolly producers wanting to shoot on celluloid, I still haven't heard a good enough reason to want to shoot on film in Nolly...giving the average returns from a Nolly flick and the advancement of digital. I think "elitist" Nolly practitioners just dey talk film to oppress...
It is funny because in the doc, you get from the filmmaker's POV that film is the real deal, they love the unpredictability and the organic flavor film had and they all felt digital was too computerized with less room for brain work.
Now back to home, i'm sure none of this was in the equation. Some probably thought it was a higher platform to film than others and went with it, the fact that it was also expensive to shoot made them look like they were doing something big. It didn't matter if it was a period piece, drama or romantic comedy, we are shooting on tatie-faive em em.
Well some of the filmmakers also preferred the spontaneity of video, its compatibility, affordability and the ability to see what you're shooting in real time. At the end of the day they are just tools.
I agree. I think more has to do with the attachments they have with film since it is what they all shot on when they started and this notion of 'this is how we used to do it'. A good film is a good film, digital or film.
Just finished watching this. Beautiful! Keanu should have spoken to someone from Nigeria...TK perjaps...