Film Scanning for the future with 4K Blackmagic Cintel

Published in Post & VFX

 Where's the best source for 4K material? Old films. Blackmagic brings down the cost of film scanning

Kodak confirms that film isn't going away

Published in Production

Kodak has committed to keep producing film for studios and filmmakers - for as long as they want to use it

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 fights back in Christopher Nolan's latest film

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?

The future of film must include celluloid

Published in Business

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.

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.]

How to understand Dynamic Range

Published in Technology & Computing

Camera performance is now measured as much in terms of Dynamic Range as Resolution. Phil Rhodes explains this essential aspect of camera 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 do there have to be so many workflows?

Published in Technology & Computing

New standards and equipment bring more workflows to learn in a seemingly endless procession. But does it really have to be this way?

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