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Cinema Raw by Kurt Lancaster

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INTRODUCTION

Michael Plescia, the filmmaker who opened this book with his insightful foreword, best sums up his take on shooting with the D16 Digital Bolex:

The footage is a dream to work with. After laying a hand on it with my abusive curves to get a feel for the range, quality and depth of the raw, I can honestly say that this is the camera that filmmakers like me have been waiting for. I’ve never gotten images so rich off of any digital camera. Especially in skin. It’s filmic, organic, and narrative feeling.1

This chapter will explore the process of shooting several projects with the beta test model of the camera, revealing in some ways how Plescia can make ...

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