March 17, 2012
I've been reading Shan Hurlbut ASC blog recently, and in his latest entry there's a passage that really resonated with me because it really embodied my reason for backing the production of this camera. Mr. Hurlbut states:
"Find your voice and your new emulsion and figure out how it will best assist your story. Remember, you are part of a big creative team. The look at me, look at me photography might be good for your career, but is it best for the story that your director wants to tell? Does it bring out the best performance from your cast?
I have studied and continue to be inspired by my peers in reading about their process, but that is exactly what it is, their process. Make it your own!"
Film is where I found my voice, Kodak 7217 to be exact, and by the time I started working professionally everything was finishing digitally anyway. I still maintain the DI was the last nail in the coffin for film, since cinematographers have, and alway will protect the integrity of their work through a lossless workflow. Since the 2k/4k/8k DPX and Cineon scans gave a messy photochemical medium the flexibility and streamlined workflow of digital, it was only a matter of time before we could shoot right to our finishing medium. Now we're in this compressed mess of 4:2:0, 1" of DoF, in more flavors than Baskin Robbins. Personally this is where I've run into trouble. None of these mediums speak for me! And the one's that do allow for any kind of freedom of expression are certainly out of my budget, and my clients see no difference between an Alexa and a Gh2. The morning I was going to pull the trigger on a Gh2 simply so I could hack the ever loving shit out of it, I awoke to an email from my AC saying some thing the affect of: "no way" with a link to the DB kickstarter page. Elle and Joe pitched the D16 with such conviction, I had to do it. The rest is pretty much history for me.
What I'm trying to point out is that very often- even on this site - we tend to miss the point of these tools. We concentrate so much on what hammer is made out of that we forget we're the muscle making it build a house! -relevant (http://www.lensrentals.com/blo.....rforum-com)
That being said, once again I must extend my gratitude to the DB team for simply getting what some of us want out of our tools. I know I'm gushing over here but this really is a dream come true, and I can't wait to roll on the D16
The rest of Shane Hurlbut ASC entry: http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/.....urlblog%29
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