How the Transition from Film to Digital Cinema Affected Cinematography

610 Words Jan 30th, 2018 2 Pages
1. How did the transition from film to digital cinema affect cinematography?
The transition from film to digital cinema drastically changed the way films were made and greatly affected the cinematography of films. Digital versus film has been a widely debated subject in the film industry since the availability of digital cameras at the end of the 20th century. Now in the 21st century, digital dominates the film industry, so why is 35mm film still being used by both amateur and professional filmmakers? For years film was seen as a joke, far more inferior to digital, because of the fact that digital gave a better picture and was more convenient to use. But now, film has developed to the point where the typical audience cannot see the difference between HD digital films and 35mm films. For example, HDTV laser-beam recording on 35mm colour film can now be used to enhance the quality of the image without using digital. So now to answer the question earlier on why 35mm film is still being used today is that it is a preference for some directors. Although the average viewer cannot spot the difference between digital and film, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any differences between them.
2. Image Quality
There is a clear difference in image quality between digital and 35mm film. The quality of films can be measured in different ways, such as the resolution of the picture, the noise and grain of…
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