posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 02:20 AM
Originally posted by HighDefinitionFilms
With all due respect to Mr Jedi,
as a filmmaker,
I must say you could not be more mistaken...
So legalizer get's 15 stars for calling me a fool? And Highdefinition gets another 15 for debating the subject and including nothing but his own
beliefs on digital film. Look, I am all for digital film, but it will never replace real film, never. but I take Highdefinitionfilms comments are
somewhat bias, with a username like that.
You guys make good points, but most of you validity comes from comparing the DVD bits with the TV resolutions..and that has absolutely nothing to do
with what i'm talking about. I am talking about selling a product as HD film. lets make things clearer, So, I wont get personally attacked anymore.
Having taken 5 film courses, I think gives my points more valid? I think so. I am not talking about the HDTV's.
1. lets not label the films as HD films. Lets label then as. "This movie was shot using 35mm film, then it was tranferred into a computer and the
grains were filled in with computer pixels". This is not an HD film whatsoever.
2. if the film was shot entirely in HD, like Revenge of the Sith. then we can say. "this film was shot in HD and is meant to be seen in HD"
those should be the rules. Now think about this, you take a photograph from 1980 on film. you scan it on your computer and show it to your friends. is
the photo now a digital photograph? no. that's my point. you cannot make an old photo print new and show it off as digital. that's what's
happening with film.
you are fooling the viewer and the consumer. when you get that 1980 photograph and make it digital and tell people it's an original digital print you
are lying to them. I am a purist.
I am not talking about what HD TV you have and how good it looks. of course it's going to look good, the original film has been violated and
transformed into something that's not. so please, let the personal attacks end there.
If George Lucas makes the empire strikes back into an HD film, then those purists better be pissed, because filling in those grains is like painting
over the original film and you don't do that to art.