Choosing Film or Digital - Choosing the Format Pt1

Dean Semler discusses choosing digital for Apocalypto and film for Appaloosa. Steven Fierberg discusses how testing lead to 35mm for How to Make It in America (14:46)

On Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Annual ASC Open House a panel discussion with ASC Members Steven Fierberg, Shelly Johnson, Dean Semler and Rodney Taylor, moderated by Stephanie Argy was given. The topic of this discussion was about the aesthetic choice of format. How does a cinematographer go about choosing between film or digital? Is cost the only factor when choosing a format?

  1. The Aesthetics of Choosing a Format
  2. Choosing the Format Pt1
  3. Choosing the Format Pt2
  4. Digital's Impact on Performance
  5. Working with Different Formats
  6. Getting to Know the New Tools
  7. Question and Answer

Special thank you to the following companies: 
16x9 • Coffey Sound • Mole-Richardson

A special thanks goes out to the following individuals:
Chris Babers • Justin Dickson • Shaun Dixon • Kristina Schulte-Eversum • Chun-Ming Huang • Jared Jordan • Julianna Kovacs • Fernando Montes • Corwin Nunes • Evan Okada • Logan Schnieder • John Simmon, ASC • Nadege Traore • Matt Truve • Sandra Valde • Alicia Varela • Amy Vincent, ASC