Entries in film (4)
A recent NY Times article came out, and it's got us all talking. Click here to read Just When You Got Digital Technology, Film Is Back.
We looked up the Lomography product line as a result of reading this article, and after we interviewed award-winning teen photographer Chase Guttman at NYIP recently, he also confirmed that many "hipster" friends of his are really getting into using film cameras. Welcome back, film!
One reason for the surge in popularity is the relative simplicity of the Lomography camera line, and their innovative bodies. Their Sprocket Rocket line already caught our attention (see our NYIP article on 7 New Cameras - Which Is Your Favorite?).
Some cameras, like the Actionsampler Clear Multilens Camera (top photo), have unique functions - this camera lets you take a series of 4 images on a single 35mm print. This video shows users how easy it is to get started.
At the same time, Lomography has gone crazy with colorful camera bodies that also make users feel that they're handling something chic, retro, and fashionable. Case in point, the La Sardina & Flash Camera (below).
So, what do you think? Is a Lomography product something that's appealing to you? Is film photography back in the mainstream, or is this just a fashionable blip?
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How fast are you at creating a film from scratch? What's been billed for the past few years as "the ultimate creative challenge" is coming up May 18-19, and it's the 24 Hour Film Race. You must write and shoot a 4-minute film in just 24 hours (oh, and you're given the raw ingredients that you have to include in your film, so you can't come up with something in advance and get a headstart). If you're interested, click here to register to win cash, prizes, and lots of attention. Here's the winner from last year's competition (click here to watch all 2011 winners).
Still photography has made the transition from film to digital, but many of us still use film in our craft. The new documentary Side By Side, which debuted at the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (an 11-day event that featured an astounding 149 films), is the moviemaker's parallel universe.
Host Keanu Reeves interviewed an impressive array of directors - like George Lucas, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, Jill Bogdanowicz, and Greta Gerwig - to discuss the evolving role of traditional film and the digital camera revolution in the film industry ... not to mention new technologies that are coming into play (Peter Jackson's use of 48-frames-per-second footage versus the traditional 24 to give ultra-clear, startling images for his upcoming The Hobbit comes to mind). The following trailer gives you a good introduction to this indie of interest to all filmmakers and photographers.