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David Skreiner <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Jun 2001 17:34:41 +0200
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There is an opngoing hype about the digitalization of movie making:
some movie-theater films are already being produced entirely
electronically, with
extremely expensive, high-resolution digital equipment. Some people
claim that
film stock (as in "lab processing, splicing, glueing) will become
obsolete within
a decade or so; computer skills are apparenty already required for a
carreer in
film editing.

What's already happening is the up/download of movies to the movie
via satellite - no more need to duplicate film stock. Does anyone in
this group
have more info on the supposed digitalization of the film-making

Dave Skreiner
Editor, DVD-Home Magazine (Germany)

----- Original Message -----
From: <[log in to unmask]>
> If nothing else you'll want to change the name of the course.
Though conceptually things like editing and camera angles are the same
the two media are quite different in practical terms.  A student who
had taken a class called "Intro to Filmmaking" who can't load film
into a camera or tape/glue a splice really can't be said to have been
introduced to filmmaking.  Film will require lab work that video does
not while video needs computer/electronics knowledge that film
doesn't.  Plus there are numerous other differences: image quality,
the way lighting works, sound, the effect of aesthetic decisions (for
example, long takes don't work the same in video as in film),
immediacy, distribution, etc.

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