Jean Luc Godard tells the truth. Yes indeed!
When you are asked during the lecture whether lightweight digital cameras are going to save cinema you don’t respond.
I wanted to keep the scene short. But in any case I know nothing about it.
What’s bad is that students think that because they’ve got a little camera, they can film something. The manufacturers, even the critics, say: ‘It’s great! Everyone can make cinema!’ No, not everyone can make cinema. Everyone can think they’re making cinema, or say, ‘I make cinema.’ But if you give someone a pencil it doesn’t mean they’re going to draw like Raphael or Rembrandt. If I’d said all that, however, it would have been too long for the scene.
Taken from http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/2005_06/godard.php