As filmmakers we are confronted at an ever rapid pace with new cameras , new ways to finish and show our films. How are we as cinematographers driven by the fast changing technological side of our business. Does the fast pace have an influence on the creative side of film making, or do we look for new technoligie out of need to create our vision and to find new ways to tell our story as it was at the dawn of film when all was new and undiscovered, and the grammar of cinema still needed to be written. And what is the benefit for the audience in all of this, as they sometimes get overwhelmed with choices when going to a theatre, 2d-3d-48fps 3d. Do we risk sidetracking the audience from the stories that we want to tell because of some business model, or is this just a phase we have to go through.
This was the topic of a debate held at the Cinematek Brussels, moderated by Kommer Kleijn SBC. Taking part were cinematographers Sean Bobbitt BSC, Christean Berger ACC, Benoit Debie SBC and Danny Van Deventer of the Film foundation Amsterdam.
Cinematek Brussels curator Nicola Mazzanti gives an inspiring speech about digital film restoration at the 2013 Imago cinematographers gathering.
Christian Berber AAC gives his views on new technologie
cinematographers Sean Bobbitt bsc, Christian Berger aac, Danny Vandeventer and Benoit Debie sbc talk about the use of new filming technology as a creative means.
filmed by : Jo Vermaercke SBC
sound by: Vital Tilborghs
many thanks to the Cinematek, Nicola Mazzanti, Kaat Camerlynck, Hilde Delabie, Erik Martens, Ursula Piller.
the sbc team: willy stassen, kommer kleijn, anton mertens, marijke vankets, ella vandenhove, andré goeffers, louis-philippe capelle, michel vanlaer, michel baudour.