Last week a student asked how Boyle managed to keep his images stable as he filmed fast-moving scenes in India's Mubai.
Asking relevant questions can provoke outstanding analysis that will be valuable for your case studies. It is too simplistic to argue that that digital technology and cameras on their own led to Boyle's outstanding results - it was achieved through a combination of very old and new technology. That is, technological convergence in its widest sense! Danny Boyle simply showed ingenuity and fine practical sense when he combined an old technological device with the latest digital, hand-held cameras.
Be prepared to fine-tune your arguments and beware of making simplistic claims.
In his interview with the director of The Wrestler, Danny Boyle explained how he used a "gyro" to stabilise his new silicon imaging cameras.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyroscope ( Invented in 1817 ) !!!
A link to Danny Boyles interview with Darren Aronovsky on how he filmed Slumdog Millionaire