Quote Originally Posted by Fleath View Post
And his explanation for the shift from film to digital was simply because it suited his process of working better - not being able to see the result straight away has always been a real problem, especially considering the complex mix of of natural and introduced lighting in a lot of photos. If you don't get it right, working with twilight and a massive team of people, you're screwed, basically, and no amount of work in post-production will ever fix it. He said he wont go back to film.
A good point, if I can make the analogy to motion picture production. Video assist, which allowed the shot to be played back and assessed immediately, has been in use for at least 20 years. "Rushes" (read Dailies in US) are a costly prioritised step during shooting, the lab liaison person would be there as the print rolled off to phone the DOP as soon as possible after screening and synced up sound and film would be despatched at any price post haste. Set striking, studio hire, actor scheduling were some of the costly elements of a successful or unsuccessful shooting day to be assessed.

Mr. Crewdson is undertaking an exercise which has similar logistics.