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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

Can film in the UK make a comeback? Cinelabs International certainly seem to think so, as they have just acquired Bucks Media Services which is one of the few small film labs left in the UK

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

IBC 2012: Roger Deakins on the Arri Alexa

Published in Production

We're pretty sure Arri doesn't need any help from us to sell their popular Alexa cameras, but we found this clip from an Arri-staged event at IBC 2012 that features Roger Deakins, the award-winning Chief Cinematographer on Skyfall.

Super 8 is becoming popular again

Published in Technology

"...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"

An elegantly arranged test between some well known digital cameras and an analogue one!

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

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"

Mexico: Putting the "business" in to film

Published in Business

Mexico, with its lengthy border with the USA, has a thriving culture, but lacks the financial means to compete with it's northern neighbour. Sergio L. Brito explains about Mexican history, culture and film making.

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

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