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Analogue Film: the Sequel

Published in Technology

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

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

Digital Bolex: It's a drama

Published in Business

Never mind that it will be used to shoot drama - the story behind the design and production of the Digital Bolex D16 is a drama in itself

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

Kodak Motion Picture Film Gets New Life

Published in Distribution

Kodak, and the photochemical film business in general, has been reeling of late. But a recent deal ensures many more years of 'real film'. RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes reports and gives commentary.

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

Guest author Pavan Deep tells us why he prefers to shoot film, even when editing and finishing digitally. 

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

The solution to future-proofing archive? How about film?

Published in Technology

It's a suggestion that runs directly counter to the past few years’ worth of digitisation efforts, but the producers of feature documentary ‘Side by Side’ have chosen to archive their movie on film stock. They might have a point

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