Film fights back in Christopher Nolan's latest film
Digital video can now demonstrably beat film in every way. So why do we keep comparing the two?
(This was an incredibly popular article when we ran it originally this year. In case you missed it, here's another chance to read it). It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've identified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.
Film is back! People are actually designing and making film cameras again. And this one uses accessible film stock - Super 8mmm
"...it's perhaps surprising that the Super-8 film format is still – in what we might have expected to be the twilight of its years – quite popular. The popularity of retro-styled web imaging services like Instagram is another instance of what I suspect may be the same trend, and goes some way toward confirming the suspicion that distressed images are now just as fashionable as distressed jeans"
A recent event held at the Getty Research Institute in the USA saw the likes of Christopher Nolan argue the case for the use of film in the digital era, against a backdrop that saw a mere 39 commercial US releases shot on 35mm in 2014.