Many people consider 35mm film dead, John Bailey (Groundhog Day, As Good as It Gets, The Way Back) says otherwise. In the midst of doom and gloom regarding the future of 35mm and digital cinema overtaking the movie industry, I received a press release from Eastman Kodak several weeks ago, boasting that six of this Read MoreRead More
This fascinating 1958 documentary titled “How film is made”, that documents the production process and birth of photographic and cinematic film, was initially uncovered as part of a heritage in the Netherlands. Although its exact source and purpose are as of yet still unknown, it may have been an instructional film for new employees at Read MoreRead More
This footage is from the George Eastman House collections is an early color film test from roaring 20s. It is further proof that man created film in order to take pictures of beautiful women.Read More
Roger Cicala journeys into the 19th century and weaves a tale of explosive cotten, synthetic fabrics and how it all culminates in the true purpose of photography – capturing images of scantily clad women.Read More
Take a trip down the years of yore when you had to make a film using something called “film” – yeah, I’ve never heard of it either…. Long before we had fan boys debating pixel counts, this Dutch film from 1958 demonstrates how they incased all them tiny silver specs inside that plastic looking thingy.Read More
In 2010, Zacuto pit several prosumer cameras and HDSLRs against each other in an Emmy winning shootout series. This year, Zacuto is back with a new set of cameras, this time focusing on higher end digital cinema cameras.
The first recorded attempt at building a digital camera was in 1975 by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak. Outside of the patent, there was no public disclosure of the work until 2001. Read More