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February 3, 2010

Seen: Che and the Digital Cinema Revolution

Interesting look behind the scenes of the first feature(s) shot on RED, Steven Soderbergh's diptych Che. The Criterion Collection version of the film was released last week, and it includes a recounting of the frantic scramble to get the RED cameras ready in time (hint: they weren't ready, and shooting had to be pushed a week):

Soderbergh also chimes in on the "pissing contest" of increasing resolution, which I've also mentioned as overblown after seeing Che projected digitally in 2k at New York's 1100-seat Ziegfeld theater. And stay tuned for the end of part 4, where Soderbergh -- a major DIY filmmaker, who shoots and edits many of his films himself -- discusses how the advent of digital editing is affecting films holistically.

[via FreshDV]

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