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Film Diehards – Last Directors Using Film

As progress in digital sensors has narrowed the gap of noticeable resolution difference between video and celluloid film to nearly equivalent in comparison, most of Hollywood has opted to let go of the nostalgic days of the past in favor of the cost and time effective benefits of digital media. Standard monikers in old Hollywood, like Kodak and Panavision, are suddenly being replaced with names like RED and even Canon’s Prosumer 5D series – with some exception, of course. There are a few diehard celluloid enthusiasts who continue to passionately embrace the harder way of doing things.

Steven Spielberg

The patriarch of modern blockbuster cinema, Spielberg is known for backing (and even inciting) the latest technological advances that move cinema forward. Except for the actual medium he utilizes, it seems. He has continued to shoot on film stock for his last several films (minus The Adventures of Tintin, his animated co-venture with digital enthusiast Peter Jackson), and states that he will continue to shoot until the last film-lab closes (which he has desperately noted could be within the next 10 years).

Steven Spielberg

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2011 NAB Show

From broadcasting to broader-casting, the NAB Show is the premier event for content professionals. If your idea of a masterpiece is a well-designed content management system that truly maximizes assets, a flawless live sports broadcast that goes around the world in crystal clear definition, revolutionary software that renders natural 3D environments, or blog content that becomes a movie and has an extremely profitable second life as a mobile game — the NAB Show is the ultimate place to find everything necessary to bring your vision to life.
 

NAB SHOW LIVE

NAB SHOW FAST FACTS:

• 90,000+ media and entertainment professionals
• 150+ countries represented
• $35+ billion in purchasing power
• 500+ skill-building conference sessions
• 1,500+ companies covering 80,000+ net sqm
• 1,300+ members of the press
• 80+ years of industry leadership

Conferences April 9-14 – Exhibits April 11-14 – Las Vegas Convention Center – Las Vegas, Nevada USA

More about NAB Show: www.nabshow.com

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Interview with The Bridge director Marlon Torres

Marlon Torres, based in California not only excels as a Cinematographer but also as a Film Director. I had the chance to interview Marlon last week about his last film The Bridge and I have to say that it’s amazing to think that with only a $7,000 budget, Marlon and his team make this extraordinary 30 minutes movie. A Brilliant job!

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Cameraman: Hello Marlon, first of all thank you for the interview. Let’s start by telling us a bit more about yourself and how you got started with your last movie The Bridge?

Marlon: Hello, my name is Marlon Torres and I am an independent filmmaker based in the San Francisco bay area. I specialize in writing, directing, cinematography, and visual effects. I spent my first two years out of college primarily as a CG artist. It’s a rough job. Long hours sitting in dark room. Not the life I imagined seeing myself in. Read more

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