Fri Sep 19 05:37:42 BST 2003
I posted on CML about this but my overwhelming impression was that there
was almost no talk about HD as a format for "serious" production and that
the bias was all towards DI finish of film.
Now this may well be because I spoke on 2 panels about this :-) but, look
at the kit available now.
I think we are seeing a growth of 16mm originated DI work that will
continue to grow with the introduction of the next Vision 2 stocks.
Producers are starting to realise that if they do a "global" budget, rather
than in departments, DI is actually cheaper than an optical finish.
This is why independent low budget films have been the first to go DI, one
person is responsible for all the finance and can clearly see that an
increase in cost in one are can lead to vast savings in others.
I tried to make the point, using material from Cinesite, DFL & Red, thanks
guys, that DI allowed you to fix a number of problems that on set would
take hours or even prevent you from shooting and that it was those savings
that made DI effectively very cheap.
I think that it was clear that this view is becoming more widely agreed
Geoff Boyle FBKS
Director of Photography
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