Something I have been following of interest recently however is slightly less ambitious but still nevertheless challenging and pretty darn interesting. Vincent Laforet is currently using the RED camera and the new Canon 5D II to make a feature documentary on a Hawaii based surfer, he's been keeping people up to date with behind the scenes footage over at his blog. One shot was taken by strapping a 5D II to a model helicopter in order to get a sweeping boom arm effect across the beach and into the fields beyond. This project by Laforet is really showing what is to come in the field of moving imagery, especially in terms of creativity and quality in a package that is affordable to a lot more people than it has been before (well maybe not RED camera yet).
copyright Vincent Laforet. Above you can see how Canon lenses can be coupled with RED One Camera system. Laforets use of such lenses and shooting at speeds of 100fps mean some pretty spectacular footage.
Whereas digital cameras spelled the rise of flickr and online sharing with people the world over taking a renewed interest in photography - will the rise of these kinds of digital film cameras lead to more aspiring directors? Will the flickrs of tomorrow be hosting films rather than photos as the creative moving image becomes more accessible to the masses?