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A VERBATIM HISTORY OF THE AESTHETICS AND TECHNOLOGIES OF DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

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'Digital is CMOS, Analog is CCD. The elegant compressions of wavelets combined with more economic data and energy strategies of CMOS got us over the hump into this new area of production' - Scott Billups.

'The true test of the effectiveness of a codec to an artist was - how does it look?. I've never really liked anything that I've seen that was Discrete Cosine Transform compressed, whereas wavelet-based compressions give us beautiful effective result' - Dave Stump'

ONLINE RESOURCES DISCUSSING DIGITAL MOTION IMAGING Below, you can access a series of video interviews around high resolution aesthetics and technologies. I am interviewing a wide variety of people in an attempt to construct a picture of what is forming the new aesthetic. Further below, related links and articles. Cinematography & Data Imaging Articles - Articles from DP’s and DiT’
     
Directors of Photography Stephen Lighthill ASC, President of the American Society of Cinematographers 2012 35 minutes
  Roberto Schaefer, ASC, Los Angeles 2012 60 minutes
  Yuri Neyman, ASC, Los Angeles 2012 50 minutes
  Geoff Boyle, Founder of Cinematographers Mailing List, UK, 2008 63 minutes
  Art Adams, San Francisco, 2008 73 minutes
  Steven Gladstone, New York, 2008 55 minutes
Consultants and Specialists Mitch Mitchell, Head of Digital Imaging, Cinesite, London, 2011 54 minutes
  Mitch Gross, Applications Specialist, New York, Part 1, 2010 57 minutes
  Mitch Gross, Applications Specialist, New York, Part 2, 2010 31 minutes
  David Stump and Scott Billups 1, Los Angeles, 2008 58 minutes
  David Stump and Scott Billups 2, Los Angeles, 2008 39 minutes
Digital Cinematography Facilities in the USA

A visit to Chater Cameras, John Chater, Berkeley California, 2012

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Digital Cinematography Facilites in Asia A visit to Redgate, Ben Graham and Noah Weinzweig, Beijing, China, 2010 37 minutes
Games Designers: John Clark, UK, 2007 60 minutes
  James Shepard, UK, 2007 40 minutes
  Peter Giles, UK, 2007 20 minutes
  Tom Jones, UK, 2007 32 minutes
Artists & Theorists: Professor Amanda Beech, CalArts, California 2012 37 minutes
  Robert Cahen and Chris Meigh Andrews, 2011 42 minutes
  Steina and Woody Vasulka, New Mexico, USA (shot in UK), 2010 54 minutes
  Lee Wells, New York City 2010 55 minutes
  Professor Sean Cubitt Part 1, Australia (shot in UK), 2009 32 minutes
  Professor Sean Cubitt Part 2, Australia (shot in UK), 2009 30 minutes
  Grahame Weinbren, New York City, (shot in UK), 2007 52 minutes
  Chris Meigh Andrews - Is there a Digital Aesthetic? 2007 6 mins
     
  This is a link to an ASC interview with Roger Deakins - follow the links to sign in to get access 1 hour
  CameraImage interviews with Cinematographers  
     
To come: Jonathan Smiles Digital Imaging Technician, District 9, Green Zone, Cold Mountain, UK BSC
  Ted Schilowitz, 'Leader of the Rebellion', Red Cameras, USA ASC
   

Digital Cinema Society

  Also: Architects, Data Engineers, SFX Artists, Camera Designers, Colourists, Directors, Costume and Set Designers BBC Engineering

A VERBATIM HISTORY OF THE AESTHETICS AND TECHNOLOGIES OF ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL VIDEO

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ONLINE RESOURCES DISCUSSING DIGITAL MOTION IMAGING

At this URL, you can access a series of video interviews on the subject of early Analogue and Digital aesthetics and technologies. We are interviewing a wide variety of people who were active in the exploration and development of the practice and theory of seminal technologies such as video and digital imaging, in an attempt to construct a picture of the beginings of new media.

We are looking at the work of the ealiest pioneers, such as John Hopkins (Hoppy), recipient of the first video portapak in the UK and Steina and Woody Vasulka inventors of many kinds of interventional technology in analogue video - and how the ideas of 1950's and '60's media theorists such McLuhan, Beer Carpenter, Williams, informed the early gestation of ideas that eventually came together to affect contemporary aesthetics and attitudes around social media.The province of this inquiry spreads widely from video art to 'happenings' in the 1960's, from community video to documentary throgh 60's to 80's, from interventions in early television to expanded cinema and latterly architectural projection in modern times.

A Verbatim History of the Aesthetics, Technologies and Techniques of Digital Cinmatography

 

These interviews are intended to be 'Raw Footage' for research purposes, generally unedited and the atmosphere is of an amiable conversation, rather than a television interview with short pithy answers. We feel that what is not said is as important as what is said when looked at from a historical perspective. Some of these have been done on small cameras without separate sound - all of them have so far been made for free without funding.

 
Artists & Theorists: Professor Amanda Beech, CalArts, California 2012 37 minutes
  Robert Cahen and Chris Meigh Andrews, 2011 42 minutes
  Professor Sean Cubitt Part 1, Australia (shot in UK), 2009 32 minutes
  Professor Sean Cubitt Part 2, Australia (shot in UK), 2009 30 minutes
  John Hopkins: Hoppy (shot in UK, May 2013) 64 minutes
  Chris Meigh Andrews - Is there a Digital Aesthetic? 2007 6 minutes
  Steina and Woody Vasulka, Lives New Mexico, USA (shot in UK), 2010 54 minutes
  Lee Wells, Lives and was shot in New York City 2010 55 mins
  Grahame Weinbren, Lives New York City, (shot in UK), 2007 52 minutes
     
  Verbatim History of Analogue Video  

'Digital Cinematography so far', a presentation to University of Westminster's Research Team, CREAM:

Terry Flaxton, University of Bristol, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, 2010

A symposium that discusses the effect of digital technologies on cinema production and contrasts the language of academics and professionals:

The Look From Capture to Display: Digital Cinema Aesthetics and Workflows. 2011

The idea of digitality in a post-digital age - University of Westminster - Days One to Four, 2010

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