Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Speilberg on Lucas, Indy 4, and editing on film


Despite being identified with cutting-edge effects, rampaging dinosaurs and menacing tripods, Steven Speilberg is at heart a throwback to the old school of filmmaking. In an interview with Ain’t it Cool News and a bevy of other sites sent down to the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Spielberg explained how he refused to shoot the film digitally, how he says “No” to George Lucas, and how he still cuts his films on a Movieola. Having said that, he does concede that the film’s effects will be “70 percent practical and 30 percent digital.”

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

One Response to “ Speilberg on Lucas, Indy 4, and editing on film ”

Cam says:

I love that a few years back everything being digital was a bragging point, and now it’s doing things the old way that is becoming the “in” thing among the larger-budget set (see Iron Man, for example). Kinda film’s last gasp though, I think, before it goes the way of vinyl in the DJ booth of your average nightclub.

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