Sorry for the silly question.. but if RED is like/better than 35mm film, why is the EPIC necessary? 35mm seemed sharp enough for the last 100 years.
Could it really be more for our own excitement as filmmakers than for the audience? They may never see the diference from 4K to 5k?
I think one could get away with RED 4K for the rest of his life.. (well until 3D is the next norm)
I remember my parents saw a commercial in the cinema I made and they couldnt even tell it was blown up from SD video. (16mm to BetaDigital to 35mm)