"Skyfall" director of photography Roger Deakins has given a detailed interview about his switch to digital cameras for the new James Bond adventure...

Roger Deakins on Digital

12th September 2012

"Skyfall" director of photography Roger Deakins, best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes, has shot over 50 features on film. But now, the 23rd James Bond film will be the first 007 adventure captured completely on digital with the new Arri Alexa cameras. Deakins appeared at the 2012 International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam to discuss his work with the groundbreaking camera on "Skyfall", how to affected the production, his views on projection, and the IMAX process.

Briefing
The 23rd James Bond film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November 2011 for a UK release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November 9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's 23rd adventure in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw. The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England; Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.

It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the EON Productions series of James Bond films.

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