Posts Tagged ‘film’

Powerful Short Film ‘ReMoved’ Takes You On the Emotional Journey of a Foster Child

I hope you have some tissues nearby, because this short film by Nathanael Matanick, known better as “Heschle,” makes the term “tear-jerker” seem innocent. Having amassed well over a quarter of a million views on Vimeo and YouTube, ReMoved aims to bring awareness to the importance of foster care programs and the desperate need for quality foster parents. Read more…

Hunger Games & Jurassic World Decide to Go Analog in Increasingly Digital Industry

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At a time when digital production workflows are becoming more and more ubiquitous within Hollywood, the news of a director utilizing an analogue workflow on a big production always seems to strike a chord with those who appreciate the aesthetic and feel of film.

Thankfully, for those of you who do enjoy such news (myself included), two major directors are choosing film over even the highest-of-res digital for their upcoming (and already released) blockbusters. Read more…

Fujifilm Discontinues Neopan 400 PRESTO 35mm and Fujicolor PRO 400 120 Film

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Queue up Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust, because it’s time to mourn the loss of two more analog films. Despite talk that certain segments of the analog market are doing well, specific types of film that are having a hard time selling continue to kick the bucket.

The most recent of these are Fujifilm’s Neopan 400 PRESTO 35mm black-and-white and Fujicolor PRO 400 120 color film. Read more…

VSCO Film 05 Brings Film Stocks from the Golden Age of Analog to Your RAW Photos

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Continuing to uphold the “gold standard” of film emulation, Visual Supply Co. has released its fifth series of film emulation presets. Called VSCO Film 05: The Archetype Films Collection, this emulation palette is based on some of the film stocks that defined the consumer analogue photography market of the past two decades. Read more…

Gorgeous Then-and-Now Panoramas Show US National Parks 80 Years Ago and Now

The National Parks Services and Gigapan recently put together a photography project that takes a comparative look at two of America’s best-known pieces of land and how they’ve changed over the course of 80 years. Read more…

First Short Film Shot with the 55mm ZEISS Otus Shows Off the Lens’ Superb Quality

Our reviewer Colin Peddle is currently the envy of the rest of the PetaPixel staff (including, wouldn’t you know it, the Editor in Chief) because he gets to play around with the ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus that has everybody in the photography world salivating.

Well, this video won’t help with all the salivating, so get a napkin ready. Put together by photographer and cinematographer August Bradley, it’s the first ever short film shot with the $4,000 lens and does a great job showing off what a scharf lens it really is. Read more…

Neat DIY Projector Rig Lets You Digitize 15 Slides Per Minute Automatically

Not having a dedicated film scanner is no barrier to being able to digitize your slides, but DIY methods we’ve presented in the past tend to be time-consuming. Even if it’s an easy DIY solution that will let you, say, use your desktop all-in-one to scan them in, it’ll still take you a long time to digitize the hundreds of slides you might have lying around.

Well, we’ve finally stumbled across a rig that fixes this problem: All you need is a modified slide projector, a macro lens, and an intervalometer to digitize hundreds of slides in minutes. Read more…

Cache of Undeveloped Film Discovered in an Attic, Shows Rare Perspective of WWI

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Britons are seeing a new side of the nation’s World War I experience thanks to the publication of a small treasure trove of negatives that were only recently discovered tucked away in someone’s attic. Read more…

Impossible Project Adds Colorful Frames to Special Edition Film for Polaroid SX-70

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The Impossible Project, the ongoing effort to keep classic Polaroid cameras alive and well-fed, has added a splash of color to its catalog with three new special edition SX-70 that films sport gold, silver and colored borders instead of the usual white. Read more…

Darkroom Gear Recycled Into Chic Table Lamp

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You, of course, are an analog purist who will forever be devoted to film. Other folks, however, may be wondering what they’re going to do with a bunch of darkroom equipment that’s getting lonelier by the year. Read more…