This is just commercial deepfake tech. It's cool to see Disney investing, this is one of the few applications that *isn't* nefarious.
I'd love to share the music video I made using a deepfake but idk if that's against the comment board rules?
This is either unfunny satire or you don't know anything about the history of comedy
Masks wont do anything for film production until there is widespread testing capacity. This is out of the hands of the film industry right now. Even with unlimited N95 masks we could not resume production tomorrow.
Film is not a monolith and neither is digital - there are expensive ways to shoot digitally and cheap ways to shoot film. As a counter to your experience, I just shot a music video on Super8 with a total budget of $1000. Dust was almost non existent on the scan.
Digital has freed of us of some hassles but created others. I don't enjoy endless rolling resets while handheld because rolling is "free". Patience and discipline are no longer mandatory for better and for worse.