Debating films, anyone?

Oct 16, 2014, 08:20 IST | Kanika Sharma

Understand how films are now being shot through digital cameras and if directors of today prefer this new generation of cameras

Estimating the rising penchant for shooting films on digital mediums by filmmaking greats such as James Cameron and Danny Boyle, one would assume that shooting on film is now an archaic practice. Yet be it Christopher Nolan or Quentin Tarantino, celluloid seems to have its loyal fans. A series of speakers in the city ranging from John Mathew Matthan, director of Sarfarosh, Harmeet Singh, veteran cinematographer with over 30 films under his belt, Neil Sadwelkar, a digital post production expert and others will stoke the raging debate of Digital vs Film.

Tejash Shah, managing director of Accord Equips, shares, “John Mathew Matthan is a veteran of many successful ad films. Given his background of ad filmmaking he has been exposed to both the formats for a long time. We have also chosen two Directors of Photography (DoP) — Amol Gole is a DSLR specialist. He has shot movies like Hawa Hawaai, and Stanley Ka Dabba and Adeep Tandon who has shot hits like Saaransh. The presence of the two different sides will help the audience understand and appreciate and understand both formats.”

The event is open to all and will be illuminating to aspiring filmmakers especially. In fact, Canon will have its experts to discuss 4k DSLRs, which is the emerging technology. This expert will prepare the audience to understand the planning one needs to do for shooting 4k. For those who won't be able to listen to valuable experience of these experts, they can catch it live as well and ask questions by posting them on Twitter.

On: October 18, 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm

At: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, 23, Shah Industrial Estate, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W).

To: ASK Send your questions to before the seminar begins. The speakers will answer the questions during the seminar.

To watch:

Call: 9167112555

Cost: Rs 350 (for students), Rs 750 (for delegates)

John Mathew

The debate is more about comparing the difference between film and digital. It will be a comparison or discussion that will help the emerging digital film makers to understand what ‘filming’ was about and why many of the practices followed by filmmakers come from the practices of shooting on film
-- John Matthew Matthan 

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