Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Future - The Digital Age

The movie business is also being transformed by the digital age. More and more, movies are being filmed digitally. In fact, there are fewer and fewer labs that process film still in business. Many "old school" directors do not like the new medium, unfortunately, they will have no choice but to embrace it. This is going to be the case in many industries. Once the digital takes hold, the old processes will disappear because no one will be around to do them. For example, in the music industry fewer and fewer recording studios use physical tape anymore and fewer and fewer manufactures make the tape in the first place. In the book business there are still physical book publishers, but those will soon begin to disappear as ebooks keep growing. Is all this good or bad? I don't think that matters because it is going to happen whether we like it or not. The digital age is going to happen. Fighting it is like fighting the assembly line when it started to take over manufacturing.

What do you think?

For more:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/cannes-film-festival/10853978/Quentin-Tarantino-Cinema-as-I-knew-it-is-dead.html