I don't even see most people measuring to get their focus on digital shoots- i can't stand it.
Stress? I've blown more days of shooting by some dummy deleting the wrong card than I've ever had on a set with film.
Aside from the ease of which digital is erased- with film comes respect- and respect comes patience and humility.
When I get on set with these kids and their DSLRs, I don't see respect or patience, I see arrogance and short-sightedness.
I'm disappointed the liberties taken by this article. First the title suggests that digital is cheaper than film, which could be true if you never wanted to watch your film after you finished editing on your timeline.
Just last week I watched 80+ year old director Frederick Wiseman state plainly that archiving digital is extremely expensive and not cost effective.
Is that 80 year old man with dozens of films under his belt and years of proudction experience stupid or is this article biased?