Nick Van Nuys
This dude's arguments for film are becoming more nonsensical by the year. He doesn't even shoot IMAX film, which is probably the only format where you can see a benefit to film(if cut and printed the "old way"). Digital can be easily matched to 16mm, 35mm and 70mm 5-perf film. The purpose of digital is the reliability, consistency, and flexibility it provides. This is something even Tarantino takes advantage of when he colors and grades. So his argument is moot. "People work harder" Have yet to be on a recent set where people were treating film like it was the decisive factor on their work ethics. They still treat it like it was a digital camera. Mostly because they have the budget for it. This guy is the final boss in rich white hipsters. Idk, maybe he needs to write his scripts in pen to get the whole tactile experience
There's absolutely no benefit to printing movies on film for showcasing. Color print film emulation, halation, gate weave, grain, etc. can all be done in post through a post house like Fotokem. What theaters need to do is maintain their digital projectors and upgrade when brighter, more accurate, and advanced projectors are released. What Tarantino did was literally block the lower end independent films who were able to show their film digitally before but now can't because they cannot afford a print. Tarantino needs to get off his high horse and filmmakers need to start educating themselves on what is possible through post.
"look" here we go again: http://yedlin.net/DisplayPrepDemo/DispPrep_v2_websize_10mbps.html
Please stop with "film look" it's been proven time and time again, you can get the look on digital. Seriously stop by Fotokem and they will show you.
Also if your footage is not focused or deliberate in digital, it's time to go back to the drawing board. The crew also needs to be focused the same amount even if you record digital. Most productions that shoot on film, can afford to spend money on extra film for more takes. I just don't get the argument for film anymore.
"Diller's main point was that making movies with lasting cultural impact might be finished." That I completely agree with. I think some people are forgetting the point.
I rarely see it behind the camera as well. Even more so compared to in front. The only latinos I see are doing grunt work or driving the trucks. It's almost as if white people think we can't be creative....the only ones are Alfonso Cuaron and Chivo. That's the limit for the white execs.
He definitely colors digitally after processing.