- Ron Burnett
- Vancouver B.c
President and Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Many commentators are suggesting that conventional cinema is dead. The era of digital, 3D film and television will change film forever.
At a recent press conference, Steven Speilberg suggested that traditional forms of cinematic entertainment will become more like the theater is today, a boutique experience for a limited and small audience. Most of what we will see will be at home and streamed over the internet. To some extent, he is right. But, what happens to the shared experiences of the theatrical environment? Will we choose the relative isolation of the home over the public experiences of going to the cinema? Am I simply being too traditional in even asking these questions?