Why adding noise to video can be good

Published in Technology & Computing

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

Film is back! People are actually designing and making film cameras again. And this one uses accessible film stock - Super 8mmm

RedShark Summer Replay: ISO ratings made perfect sense in the days of photochemical film but only serve to muddy the waters when it comes to assessing camera performance in the digital age. [First published September 2014.]

VFX goes international

Published in Post & VFX

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?

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

Published in Production

A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

Analogue Film: the Sequel

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes looks at how Ferrania could be generating new prospects for photochemical film

Last chance for film

Published in Business

Much as it’s clear that the writing is firmly on the wall for film, it’s still a bit sad to see people like Fuji finally shutting up shop. Their UK office closes today, leaving Kodak the only game in town

Analogue systems are not intrinsically better than digital ones, but they are tied up in the complex history of what sounds and images mean to us and explain why they, and the 'film look', remain so important.

Is this finally the end for film?

Published in Technology & Computing

ARRI's Alexa 65mm has made us think that it's a good time to look again at this question

 Digital video can now demonstrably beat film in every way. So why do we keep comparing the two?

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