Friday, February 24, 2006

Quote from "West Wing" Cinematographer

From Variety:
"That is the fear endemic among cinematographers, who see the arrival of digital intermediate -- the form at which a digital transfer from film can be color timed and corrected -- as a way of taking the look of a film, and a d.p.'s vision, out of the hands of the one who shot it.

"Things that could not have been done in a traditional timing session now can be done with a couple of dials and sliders," says Tom Del Ruth, an ASC and Emmy Award winner for his work on "The West Wing." "But it's a double-edged sword as well, because in the cinematographer's absence, the image can be altered without his input."

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