The concluding Open Forum session of the 48th International Film Festival of India discussed ‘Digital Revolution…Changing Face of Cinema’. Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ujwal Nirgudkar; head of Radio FTII, Pune, Sanjay Chandekar; vice chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa, Rajendra Talak; researcher and film critic, M A Raghvendran participated in the discussion. The session was moderated by president, Indian Documentary Producers Association, Mike Pandey.
Elucidating on the digital revolution in cinema, Ujwal said: “In 2008 we started to use digital technology for cinema. Now many changes are taking place in digital revolution, so ‘high ultra definition’ will be reality in India very soon.” He added that digital technology is a really wonderful thing, but the problem lies with storage capacity and duration.
Sanjay said that digital technology has offered wings for everybody to fly. “Digital technology offers more options to the user. In sound industry the problem is that sound engineers cannot judge digital technology. Audio is in both optical and digital combination,” he added.
Talking about Entertainment Society of Goa’s future projects, Talak informed that new integrated complex for the film festival will be buit by 2019. He said: “ESG is developing more and more technology driven projects.”
At the discussion, M A Raghvendran also expressed his views on digital revolution in cinema.