RedShark News

RedShark Winter Replay: Film vs Digital: here's the reality.

Published in Technology

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Toda, we're drilling down to the essence of the difference between analogue and digital. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this persistent question. It's a fascinating read, and is pretty definitive on the subject.

Film vs Digital: here's the reality.

Published in Technology

We're drilling down to the essence of the difference between analogue and digital. Here's Phil Rhodes' take on this persistent question. It's a fascinating read, and is pretty definitive on the subject

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

Published in Business


You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

From the Archive: Super 8 is becoming popular again

Published in Technology

Another great article from the vast RedShark Archive. Just in case you didn't see it first time around: "...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"

Why adding noise to video can be good

Published in Technology

Adding noise to video may seem daft, but sometimes, it's the best thing to do

Practical 3D Filmmaking

Published in Production

Karl Schodt is an experienced 3D filmmaker. He believes that 3D's time is still to come; but come it will, and it will be soon

Is 3D just a phase? Danny Boyle thinks so

Published in Business

Now that the BBC has said that it's not actively pursuing a 3D future any more, does Stereoscopic video have any future? Danny Boyle doesn't think so

Does this send film to Oblivion?

Published in Technology

You may think we're hammering it a bit with the Sony F65, what with our piece on Belle, and with our forthcoming article on what differentiates the F65 from the F55, but let's be clear about this: we are actually at the point where you can make better films with video than you ever could with celluloid - and that's worth a significant amount of coverage

How to understand Dynamic Range

Published in Technology

Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera technology

VFX goes international

Published in Post

HaZ looks at the trend for post production and VFX to be moved overseas and asks the question: what does this mean to new and existing visual effects artists?

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