Very supportive of the move to digital filmmaking is Sidney Lumet, director of “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Morning,” “Network,” “The Wiz,” “The Verdict,” and many other classics. Other notable besides. In a 2007 interview with the DGA quarterlyLumet claims to be quite proud that they were an early adopter of digital cameras and that the revolution is well underway.
By 2007, it should be noted, digital features were quite common. In addition to the two “Star Wars” blockbusters, an increasing number of acclaimed indie dramas have been shot on digital cameras; Lars Von Trier’s “Dogville”, Michael Mann’s “Collateral”, Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids” and Steven Soderbergh’s “Bubble” all prove that a new cinematic aesthetic is taking shape and that filmmakers Skilled movies will take advantage of it. It was in 2008 that a mostly digitally shot film – “Slumdog Millionaire” – won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for the first time.
Lumet wanted to address the common metaphorical handwriting problem that purists have been working on during the technological transition. When asked if image quality and fidelity were an issue, Lumet brushed it off, saying:
“It’s a perennial fear of something new. Not only do you get great picture quality – although I have to say I’d love to see the pixels go up, it’s a very simple adjustment. and even now, it’s certainly passable. But there are a few things that have outperformed film. Your depth of focus – nothing compares.”
Lumet just shot “Before the Devil Knows Your Dead” digitally with cinematographer Ron Fortunato.
The question of image quality is based on the fact that a 2K . digital camera can’t capture a lot of picture information like 35mm film. Incidentally, 4K digital projection contains more information than 35mm film.
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