Desktop film making technology is taking the creative process out of the hands of the studios and putting it into the hands of people outside the studio, he added. For example, if he needs to shoot at night and in the rain with shiny pavement and cars, it only requires a green screen. The rest is digitally layered in, saving actors from getting wet and lowering the cost to deliver a product to theaters. With digital technology, he can see what will appear on the screen immediately and have the capability to manipulate the bits on the fly. He is an evangelist for digital film making and talked about how he was influenced by George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, and how he has infected other directors, like Oliver Stone, with the high-definition digital video bug.
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