Monday, February 13, 2012

Canon Digital Filmmaking, A Changing World

Canon Digital Feature Filmmaking, A Changing World

    More and more film makers are coming to the conclusion that digital is here to stay. The time of the classic film maker who went to film school and learned to cut film is all but gone now.  This kind of film making is here to stay.  It is not just because it is cheaper to shoot digitally on the production end with these little Canon cameras, but it is cheaper on the distribution end as well.  Movie prints cost thousands of dollars, while the type of films we are making can be downloaded into a theater’s digital projector.
    If you have started down this road you are now on the cutting edge of a revolution that will be evolving for many years to come.  The technology that you will be learning to use over the next year or so will be important when it comes to becoming an independent film maker.  I would like you all to understand this, you will be learning to use tools.  Tools are great, but at the end of the day a tool is only as good as the person using it.  A hammer and tool kit in one persons hands gets a picture hung on the wall after the tenth try while in another person’s hands they can build a five bedroom house.
    The little video I have included is a Hollywood pep talk about the state of digital film making and how it is taking hold in the industry.

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