Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging?

Quality in the artistic field or: Technical achievements and their aesthetic consequences
Lecture by Rolf Coulanges BVK, translated by Herman Verschuur.
at CINEC 2014 / Cine Congress ā€˛Creativity in the digital era", Munich 2014

Is there a digital look as a new aesthetic value emerging?

I ask myself this question, what recording technique I want to use when I prepare for a new film given the
challenges I am facing in this project. I will restrict myself in this lecture to the question of recording
techniques. For Postproduction which is by now a full part of the image control I will need another
lecture.
Everybody asks himself the question what is the scientific-technical concept for the best reproduction of a
scene or an image. I would at the contrary ask myself; how efficient is this reproduction for the
composition of our awareness, of our senses. This question has become the big overall issue, because
now all steps in the creation of an image or scene has become an inseparable unity between Camera
and Postproduction and sometimes even simultaneously. This way every retrospective correction or
change gets impossible under specific conditions.

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