introduction

Film production has changed massively in the last few years. In many ways it has been as big a change as started in 1929 when the introduction of dialog recording forced the entire industry to alter the basic methods of shooting film.

Digital is, of course, the big change this time. Cinematographers, camera assistants, loaders, and operators have to learn new skills and methods. New job categories have been added—Digital Imaging Technician (DIT), Digital Utility, and Digital Loader and, importantly, the workflow from camera to distribution has been radically altered.

Using the new technology as a DP, director, editor, and postproduction artist is still evolving, and exciting new developments emerge regularly. For directors, the ...

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