Some pictures shot HD, and why?
27.1 The Children of Dune
Some 4 or 5 months before the shooting of The Children of Dune was due to commence one of the producers came to Panavision in London to talk about the possibility of shooting with the Panavision High Definition (HD) camera. I was there in my capacity as an associate of Panavision, as I was in those days. After something like a 2 hour presentation I had the impression that he was convinced he wanted to shoot on HD but the producer made it clear that economics would be the deciding factor.
The previous series, Dune, had been shot on three perforation 35mm so we knew where the extra expenses would be and where the economies could be made. Although the equipment was going to be a little ...