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Digital Filmmaking, 2nd Edition by Natalie Phillips, Thomas Ohanian

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1From Filmmaking to Digital Filmmaking

 

For years the process of making films has essentially remained unchanged. Up until the late 1980s, the manner by which a filmmaker went about creating a film was little different than the process used by another filmmaker halfway around the world. Filmmaking had developed a methodology that did not require any substantial changes. Of course, processes and components improved—sound appeared, film frame rates were standardized at 24 frames per second, film stocks improved, and camera lenses became faster. However, the essential steps that one took to complete a film remained largely unchanged.

There have been technical leaps that brought forth new artistic looks that would define styles for years and ...

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