New Directions

An interesting article from Filmmaker Magazine discussing the new trend of indie filmmakers shooting films on still cameras... digital SLR's, in fact.

These are not avant-garde filmmakers experimenting with fuzzy pixilated images destined for exhibition in side street art galleries. Audiences will be viewing a 12 mega-pixel, 720p image with depth of field as shallow as anything shot by Roger Deakins or Bob Richardson. In plain English: high-definition video that looks like it was shot with film-camera lenses, but on a D90 Nikon you can hold in the palm of one hand while you write out a check for $1,300 with the other.
I would love to get my hands on one of these and give it a try:

p.s. the title of the post is an inside joke from those who watched the new series Glee. Did any of you catch it? It's... offbeat. Makes fun of, then totally embraces and depends on, and then makes fun of (again) highschool/highschool movie clich├ęs. I really enjoyed it, actually.

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