Introduction

The HDSLR Cinema Revolution

You can go for greatness or be concerned about making mistakes. If you're concerned about mistakes you will hold yourself back.

—(Bob Primes, ASC HDSLR workshop at Hdi RAWworks, Los Angeles, May 1, 2010)

THE BEGINNING OF THE HDSLR REVOLUTION: PHOTOGRAPHER VINCENT LAFORET REDEFINES THE GAME

Many students and low-budget indie filmmakers shoot on video because film cameras and film stock are too expensive (I remember paying around $50 to purchase and develop 2 minutes of black and white 16 mm film in the mid-1990s at NYU). Video cameras—especially with the release of Panasonic's DVX100 that shot in 24P and allowed for gamma curve changes in cameras priced at $3,700 in 2002—were perceived as a game changer. ...

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