Star Wars: Episode IX to be shot on film not digital

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The Sundance Film Festival had a press conference panel last week and in the discussion director Colin Trevorrow said he plans to shoot Star Wars “Episode IX”  on film, not digital. The director of last years Jurassic World said  “I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s a period film: It happened a long time ago.” He also added “There’s something in my brain that immediately says, ‘Well, they didn’t have video cameras then.'” The director claims his decision to shoot Jurassic World on film was because he didn’t want the action scenes to “look like two computers fighting.”

Trevorrow was joined on the panel by Christopher Nolan, Rachel Morrison, and moderator Alex Ross. The discussion was on the aesthetics of film, its intrinsic qualities, and its appeal to filmmakers who have made the artistic choice to use film as a shooting format. You can watch the full streamed panel below.