Digitale Cinematographie 2012: The 10th Anniversary
Ten years ago, when the "Digitale Cinematographie" was launched by its founders Gerhard Baier, Martin Ludwig (Ludwig Kameraverleih) and Martin Kreitl (MKMedia Production), the idea of "digital acquisition" in film was not only a pie in the sky, it was frowned upon.
Today, the three men have every reason to celebrate because their vision has become reality. The fact is that analogue film productions have become a rarity. Most cameras being sold these days are digital and have a "35mm size" sensor and image resolution up to native 4K. Albeit with a bitter aftertaste, the strategic bankruptcy of Kodak as a pioneer of film and photo appears to manifest this development.
And innovation in the digital realm is far from over. Because in film is not just about low costs, saving time and technical feasibility. As always - nothing has changed - filmmakers, cameramen/women and directors strive for both perfection and the aesthetics of the images. Film is and shall remain art and does not depend on highly technical, fast and inexpensive implementation. This makes artistic aesthetics one of the major challenges in digital film.
What does digital do in regard of creativity and can we live without any „analogue feeling”? These are the provocative questions “Digitale Cinemotographie” will address in its 10th anniversary year. International filmmakers and cameramen have been invited to share their expertise. In workshops and screenings they will present their ideas and visions in the interplay between digital perfection and aesthetic demands.
Digitale Cinematographie's successful concept will inspire visitors in 2012 with its exhibitions, workshops and screenings. International manufacturers and service providers will demonstrate the latest solutions and products, including camera equipment, production, post production, archiving and back-up and invite you to "hands-on" experiences. Experts will share the experiences they have had with state-of-the-art technology and products in the renowned workshops being held on both days. The "Werkstattkino" (workshop cinema) will show professional productions and encourages viewers to engage the speakers on hand with questions and conversations.
The 2012 programme covering exhibitors, workshops and screenings is updated regularly on the website http://www.digitale-cinematographie.de.
“Digitale Cinematographie” was founded in 2002 by Gerhard Baier, Martin Ludwig (Ludwig Kameraverleih GmbH) and Martin Kreitl (MKMedia Production). It has been created as a new platform which is neutrally and critically driven by the idea of revolutionising the German film and TV environment through the use of new technology.
For film and media producers from all over Europe, “Digitale Cinematographie” has become an event which cannot be missed. Latest trends and developments from the world of digital film are presented every year on this occasion. This is a very personal, communicative and interactive event for both producers and users. What makes „Digitale Cinematographie” so unique is the smooth combination of the exchange of experience with renowned specialists, the comprehensive outlook on all areas of HD technology, training of young creators - along with the ingenious concept of uniting the transfer of knowledge and practical tests based on exhibitions, workshops and screenings.