archiving in the digital age
The first in a semi-regular series of articles from this Nice Shoes colorist.
By Lenny Mastrandrea
Recently, I read an interesting
commentary by Keith Phipps at The Dissolve, regarding the ongoing dispute between film and digital aficionados.
While being interviewed about his new feature Mr. Turner, director Mike Leigh claimed that the aversion of directors, like Quentin Tarantino, to digital as a format for feature films has no justification at this point. Leigh chooses to embrace digital because of how it has democratized filmmaking, creating vast potential for innovation
among the young crop of filmmakers who previously had large barriers to entry.
The main issue for those who still want to shoot on film is its availability, as the widespread adoption of digital has led to those who produce film stock to cease production, only making enough to satisfy the diehards such as Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson and J.J. Abrams.
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