Digital movie cameras affect actors and directors working methods


It's not often that actors find their craft upended by movie technology. After all, though styles have changed, actors have been a constant since the beginning of movies. True, the film camera itself revolutionized acting, forcing thesps to shrink the big gestures (and at first, silence the big voices) of 19th-century legit.

Then came sound, which brought voices back, but now amplified and more intimate than ever. The most recent revolution in acting was the Method, which made film acting more naturalistic. That was more than 50 years ago, and it came from the stage, not from any shift in filmmaking tools.

But as helmers, including actor-directors such as Mel Gibson and Tony Bill, are switching to digital capture, the word is filtering back that actors and directors may finally be getting another revolution.

(Source: Variety)

Actors, Digital Cinema, Directors, Filmmaking

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