The Scene as Seen by the Eye

David Hockney is really on to something revolutionary for the film industry with the use of nine cameras to film a scene. This is a super interesting approach to film making.

"A lot of people have told me," Hockney remarks, "that before they see these films they can't imagine what nine cameras could do that one can't. When they see them, they understand. It's showing a lot more; there's simply a lot more to see. It seems you can see almost more on these screens than if you were really there. Everything is in focus, so you're looking at something very complicated but with incredible clarity." 

Hockney's approach is that cameras give us the scene through one lens, whereas we see things through two eyes. And as opposed to looking in on a scene, we are in the scene when looking through our eyes. This is genius, as far as I am concerned.

There are some projects I would love to use the setup on. The time to arrange all the camers angles and exposures msut be time consuming. We will just have to see how long it takes the market to adapt this technique.

Take a moment to read the Technology Review article about David Hockney's brilliant take on capturing a scene. LINK

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