A selling point of digital cinema to the creative community was the promise of complete control over the film’s look and sound, so that the audience gets exactly what the filmmaker envisioned. To assure that integrity, the director will have to shoot and finish the project on digital. That will take away an entire dimension of choice—specifically, shooting on film.
Another great long post from David Bordwell. Perhaps the best bit is at the beginning when he teases a new book on the industry-wide digital shift “due out on this site in a few days.” Given the depth of his “Pandora’s digital box” series, color me excited.