What digital filmmakers can gain from film’s passing

Steven Spielberg on 35mm film

“A strip of photochemistry that can be held, twisted, folded, looked at with the naked eye, or projected on to a surface for others to see. It has a scent and it is imperfect. Today, its years are numbered, but I will remain loyal to this analogue artform until the last lab closes.” – Steven Spielberg

Like Spielberg the wonderful Kodak recently decided not to replace their film stocks with digital and instead concentrated on EasyShare docks for Walmart. As a result they are going bankrupt and it has come at a time where film is in decline versus digital, mostly for cost reasons. Even Fuji seem determined to go the same way as Kodak and sell their film stocks business to Arri and RED for $1 whilst these companies turn a massive profit from digital!

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Canon set up support shop in Hollywood ahead of November 3rd

Canon Hollywood Support Centre

Canon have just announced they are opening a Professional Technology Centre in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard.

Needless to say the November announcement now looks almost certain to mark a huge push by Canon into RED’s back yard.

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