Peter Jackson Starts Shooting ‘The Hobbit’ at 48 FPS: Why 24P May Be on the Way Out
which contains an impressive video by Doug Tumball explaining and showing how 24 fps and 60 fps can be extracted from 120 fps filming.
There is a link to Peter Jackson’s Facebook page ( 11 April 2011) 48 frames per second
Culture warrior: Digital Cinematography in Hollywood
By Landon Palmer 6 July 2009
” …digital cinematography has become sophisticated enough to be embraced by the major studios. This acceptance in part has to do with its recent ability to imitate film, thus legitimating the technology by acknowledging its ability to have no noticeable difference from its standardized celluloid predecessor. ”
By Kristen Daly
Long essay includes a ‘Godard’:
The idea of the original is tightly linked to the concept of the auteur. Digital technologies serve to undermine the status and authenticity of the auteur. Jean-Luc Godard, whose new mode of cinema helped solidify the concept of auteur, admits outrage at this state of events. He says, “The cinema, as we knew it and as it no longer exists, helped make things visible. . . . The metaphor of the film negative and the positive print was a moral metaphor. But with digital cameras the negative no longer exists – there’s no more negative!” (Bonnaud 40)
A post in Godard Montage, 28 November 2009. A video interview with film-maker Harun Faroki in which he says,
“In my early years I thought the haptic nature of film was very imortant. You could touch and measure your material a bit like with an old typewriter. Back then you had an entire page in front of you and not only a fraction of it. And you could really measure your work by the stack of paper next to the typewriter. But nowadays I got rid of these little delusions. You can actually work much better on 16mm material much better on your computer. The images on screen are much better and the sound tracks are easier to handle.”
Richard Brody 12 January 2011
Interviewed by Brody in Rolle in 2000 Godard:
…explained that he preferred to edit video with analog rather than digital technology, because, he told me, with digital technology, “time no longer exists.” And the example he gave me came not from the cinema but from literature and what he called “the electronic book.” He got up from his chair, brought a book from his bookshelf, and brought it back to his desk.
* Definition of Analog Film Camera
Perhaps chemical/digital might be a better distinction. Though analog-digital is used everywhere.
Though this article with its graphs:
Film versus Digital My Summary
is dated (see digital camera models and max megapixels) but there is a comparison summary at the beginning.