The film industry is leaving celloid behind, and there are fewer and fewer hold-outs (more specifically, people who can afford to hold out) every day. Today, Woody Allen joins the ranks of the converted.
The writer-director behind such classics as Annie Hall and Manhattan is shooting his next film, tentatively titled WASP 2015, with Sony’s F65 4K digital cinematography camera, Sony announced Wednesday.
“I had seen that the Sony F65 was capable of recording beautiful images in 4K and 16 bit-color depth in 1:2, which is my favorite composition,” Allen’s cinematographer, the legendary Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Conformist), said in a statement. “So when Woody called me this year asking me to be the cinematographer of his new film with the working title ‘WASP 2015,’ my decision was already made. I convinced him to record the film in digital, so we can begin our journey together in the digital world.”
Allen is currently filming in New York with Blake Lively, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Parker Posey.