At 2/9/13 08:49 PM, LDAF wrote:
Only a little off-topic, but I like 3D. The glasses are definitely ridiculous, but I see 3D as a natural evolution: color, high definition, 3D, in my opinion. It just needs to be fixed up a bit, that's all. And I mean the subtle sort of 3D with depth, not in your face.
The massive reduction in brightness and that fact that 3D offers literally nothing because perspective has always existed means 3D is a waste of time, and something no serious directors are willing to touch now that the experimental period has worn off.
Also "high definition" isn't a thing. 70mm has been around since the late 50s and is still the highest resolution format in use today. Even standard 35mm film, which is literally over a century old, produces higher resolution picture than what is currently known as "HD".
70mm is still the best way to see a film, and recent work like Samsara has shown that now films shot on 70mm can look just as good when transferred to digital, negating the need to track down a cinema with access to a 70mm projector.