To the optimist, digital technology offers freedom. To the pessimist, it enslaves you to a computer. There appear to be so many contradictions underlying the use of digital technology in filmmaking that it is sometimes hard to determine what its real impact is. Digital technology can make some tasks easier but renders
The Park City Digital Report, with coverage of the 2004 Sundance and Slamdance film festivals, is a publication of United Entertainment Media in conjunction with Park City newspaper The Park Record. Four issues of this tabloid-sized publication are being distributed at Sundance and Slamdance. The Park City Digital
For Izzy and Jacob it's all about taking risks. Eleven-year-old Izzy's risks involved breaking into neighboring apartments to see how far he could push the boundaries of his troubled young life. Thirty-one-year old Jacob's risks involved breaking the celluloid ceiling to see how far he could push the boundaries of a
I started by breaking the first rule of filmmaking: "Never spend your own money." But I did it because it's my dream project.
That dream is to direct an independent feature titled Bali Brothers based on my novel On The Edge of A Dream: Magic and Madness in Bali, which itself was based on an experience I had in 1970
Once upon a time two brothers named Grimm wrote a story about a little girl named Red Riding Hood who defied her elders and took a treacherous short cut through a very scary forest. Little did these two authors imagine that, centuries later, director Randal Kleiser would likewise throw caution to the wind, turn
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) have taken an important step towards producing standardized test material for evaluating the performance of digital projectors and other elements of digital cinema systems. The test is being produced under the auspices of the ASC
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Cinematographer Mark Doering-Powell was eager from the start to shoot UPN's Chris Rock-created comedy, Everybody Hates Chris, using Grass Valley's Viper in HDStream mode. He'd previously found success in series work shooting HDCAM footage with Sony's HDW-F900 CineAlta but wanted the opportunity to take advantage of...
The motion picture community has been transitioning from photochemical finishing to electronic post for the past several years. Electronic scanning, conforming and editing/color correction/visual effects integration—generally referred to as the digital intermediate process—seems out of the budgetary reach of most
The Island is a stylized chase through a dystopian future where humans farm clones in order to harvest their organs. Two clones, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson), make a break for freedom after they discover that the world they live in is actually a prison and the beautiful