In the midst of all this tech hoopla which seems to be gaining currency at high end as well as amateur levels, I have found the voice of the professional cinematographer to be curiously muted, even pensive. Admittedly, we are not a group who clamors for attention inside the media buzz whenever a new technology emerges, especially a re-cycled one like 3-D. We are more inclined to step up to new technology and the equipment that implements it— and just figure out in a hands-on encounter, what it is exactly that we are facing. We have learned through hard experience that the imperatives of the box office and manufacturers do not necessarily mesh with our creative aspirations.
PUBLISHED: July 28, 2010
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4357 words)