Christopher Nolan’s DP on Batman, 3D, and Digital: Film Until the Day I Die

At a Q&A session after a screening of Inception for the Awards Screening Series, Christopher Nolan’s director of photography, Wally Pfister, answers the questions about 3D.

“I think one of the biggest problems for Chris, and I would second this, in doing a film in 3D is it has to be shot in a video process, and we’re film people to the end. You’ll have to pry that film camera out of my dead hands.”

I don’t have a problem with it, as long as they keep on making really awesome movies.

“The so-called digital revolution is great. If you have no money and you want to shoot it on your Canon 5D — fantastic. If that’s the only way you can make the movie, great. But if we’re putting movies up on a screen this size … we need to deliver the best image quality there. And there’s nothing better than film.”

Again, I have no problem with this, as long as they’re bringing the best in image quality.

He then mentions that they will not shoot the entire movie in IMAX, citing cost issues and the inability to capture sound. Wait a minute, so apparently money is an issue for them too. So what’s my point? Money makes the world go round!

Source: The Wrap

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