Re: HD vs. Hollywood
The gentleman did say that his company had the necessary film cameras to shoot the film and that Kodak does "give away" 35mm film so the cost savings with digital were non existant for him. Aside from his special case though, HD on a whole is cheaper than film, esspecially when you consider the fact that most HD cameras now capture straight to hard disc thus eliminating the need for tapes all together. My workflow would be to capture the imagery straight to hard disc then burn the raw footage to DVD or to an HD disc format (HD DVD or Blu-ray) for backup purposes. Throw in the fact that Final Cut Pro can edit HD footage (including cinema 4K) natively and the reasons for shooting in HD become a no brainer.