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Scott Kirsner tipped me to this video (from the Criterion Collection) about the first film shot on The Red — that little thing called CHE. I just shot with The Red on SUPER and had a great experience. Among the joys were incredibly quick dailies (truly living up to their name) while on location. It definitely played a big hand in how fast we moved on that show (38 set ups/day!) as we never had to reload. The technology has progressed rapidly since Che Hearing though of it’s development, and what Soderbergh and team went through using it on CHE, I am so thrilled that others got to work out the kinks first! Thank you.
I like how Soderbergh speaks about how digital gives you time to get to a “point of reflection” quicker so that you can sit back and consider your work on a macro level much sooner. I find that most innovations in our field that I have gotten to experience first-hand ultimately matter most as creative tools and not economic solutions.Tweet