9.30.2006

High-Definition versus Film : the Making of Miami Vice


Michael Mann talks about the pros and cons of working on HD (High Definition) as compared to traditional Film, for the filming of Miami Vice here. I personally adore the movie, but visually it looked like images were "photoshopped" and brightened, with the blacks and shadows now lightened and somewhat unnerving, and not in a good way, IMHO.
"There's been a lot of debate about high definition replacing film and being an easier choice for filmmakers," says the cinematographer (Dion Beebe), who won the Oscar this year for Memoirs of a Geisha. "But it's definitely not the easy choice."