of tools available to the modern filmmaker. It is in the creative and innovative use of these tools that can create a seismic shift in the possibilities available on a modest budget. A great example is Slumdog Millionaire, during the chase sequence at the beginning of the film, Danny Boyle opted to use a combination of traditional film cameras and stills cameras with HD capturing capabilities, to capture the dynamic coverage needed to create a muscular, fast paced action sequence. These cameras also allowed Boyle to capture footage in a surreptitious and non-invasive way within the slums of India in a way that didn’t draw attention to the filmmaking process, using passers-by as extras, which added to the authenticity of the film.
“We just wanted to get in the middle of everything, while preserving a natural, unscripted energy: If people see a stills camera, they don’t