Patricide will be shot on the Canon EOS 7D. Which is a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera which saves to memory card or can be exported to a laptop directly for editing. Shooting on a digital format is beneficial for a student film because it deeply reduces lab and processing expenses (which is a necessary but costly component of shooting on film) and allows for a better image in low light, which gives us the wiggle room to save money on lighting and electric.
The switch to digital will not downgrade the quality of the image for the sake of saving money. Shooting digitally even a few years ago would have meant having to compromise on the quality of the picture. However, with recent breakthroughs in technology, which includes the introduction of the Canon EOS 7D, shooting digitally is quickly becoming the standard for short films. Digital photography is even being utilized on some feature films (Crank, Public Enemies).
Therefore, in utilizing digital technology, it is partially our mission to create a visually appealing digital short film and to push the technology further to the forefront of the vanguard.