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QuickTime for Filmmakers by Richard Ferncase

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From Grain to Pixels: Film, Video, and QuickTime

“This 19th century idea of sprockets and film and projectors—it’s slow and costly. The photochemical process is so complicated and films get scratched and dirty and they degrade. The thing about digital, it is the medium of the masses. It’s infinitely more malleable than film, which is so arcane. The independents are embracing it and so will everyone else eventually. This is going forward with or without the industry.”

George Lucas2

If you are a traditional filmmaker, Lucas’ observations may strike you as nothing short of heresy. But much has changed in the world of film in the last 5 years, let alone the last 50. I am referring now to actual stock, processed in a film lab, and printed ...

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