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Digital Pioneers

by Zach Closs
An ever-growing list of directors and films that don’t try to imitate film’s classic, warm quality with digital photography, but rather explore it for the unique, different format it is in astounding new ways. In no particular order. Suggestions, criticisms and input are welcome. Directors: 1) Michael Mann — Obvious. Probably the best example of how gorgeous digital can look. 2) Neveldine & Taylor — The jarring, gritty action photography, particularly in the “Crank” films, is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Neveldine and his rollerblading skills account for some of this, too. 3) David Lynch — While his most famous images as of now are… Read more

An ever-growing list of directors and films that don’t try to imitate film’s classic, warm quality with digital photography, but rather explore it for the unique, different format it is in astounding new ways. In no particular order. Suggestions, criticisms and input are welcome.

Directors:

1) Michael Mann — Obvious. Probably the best example of how gorgeous digital can look.

2) Neveldine & Taylor — The jarring, gritty action photography, particularly in the “Crank” films, is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. Neveldine and his rollerblading skills account for some of this, too.

3) David Lynch — While his most famous images as of now are filmic, “Inland Empire” is a big reason I chose to make this list.

4) Lars von Trier

5) Steven Soderbergh

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