I missed this years Digital Day at the Directors Guild, due to some business travel. I really enjoyed last years panels, particularly meeting the great Ray Bradbury. I‘ve been so busy I hadn’t thought too much about what I missed until I saw Chris Anderson’s article on “How shooting digitally changes acting,” a panel discussion featured at Digital Day.
I would have loved to have listened to Tony Bill (Flyboys, Untamed Heart), Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious), David Fincher (Fight Club), Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose) and Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket) speaking about “How choosing to work in digital affects the directorial process“.
Director Tony Bill says he learned shooting Flyboys with the Panavision Genesis that “The old model of acting is that the rehearsal is great and then things change when you say ‘rolling’–usually for the worse. Now there’s no film in the camera. You can shoot everything. So there’s no rehearsal. Or perhaps it’s all rehearsal. Either way, it’s far more natural. ”
There’s also a little detail into some of the pitfalls of shooting digitally, but as this article is for a blog and not a transcription I can’t help but wonder what other anecdotes may have been shared. Hopefully the DGA is preparing a podcast of the discussion for us all to hear.