Digital v film on Corpse Bride
I thought of him when I read this. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tim Burton's new movie Corpse Bride, which has notched up a number of firsts:
It’s the first feature-length, stop-motion film edited using Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP), it’s the first feature shot using commercial digital SLR still photography cameras and, perhaps most significantly, it’s the first movie to choose digital cameras over film cameras based on the criterion of image quality.
Allow me to quote another interesting snippet. This is a description of the testing they did to determine whether digital SLR cameras were good enough to replace the film cameras that had, for example, been used to make Aardman's Chicken Run. The result:
“Basically, everything looked great until the film-originated version came up, then everyone yelled at the projectionist, ‘Focus!’” The images from digital cameras looked so stunning when projected. The tests convinced Burton... and executives at Warners.
I rest my case.