I’ve just finished writing part one of a two part feature for Digital Video magazine about whether Digital Cinema is actually a reality. I have approached the piece from a low budget filmmakers perspective, weighing up the various formats (DV, HDV 1080i/720P, HDCAM/SR etc) and illustrating the costs, benefits and pitfalls of each. I have also written a little on the new Red One camera. As I type the first 25 Red One cameras are being delivered to their owners. Whilst trying not to descend into hyperbole, the probability is that the camera will revolutionise low budget film-making.
Next month’s follow up piece will look at the benefits/pitfalls of shooting on celluloid and post producing in Final Cut Pro.