Film Editing

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    Back in the old days, you used to actually have to cut up and tape film together to make a movie. Nowadays, of course, everything is done with expensive software on computers.

    Side Note: I HATE it when people use the word "film" when shooting video. You cannot "film" anything with a video camera. It's impossible. Just as you can't "run to the store" in a car or phone someone by dialing a brick. Any idiot with a camera can shoot a video (though not necessarily well). Shooting and working with film takes a tremendous amount of skill and know-how - which is probably why it's a dying medium.

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    1. BlowedUPtruck 97 months ago | reply

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    2. Jeferson Araujo 41 months ago | reply

      Film CAN'T die!

    3. filmingilman 38 months ago | reply

      Bad news Jeferson, film is all but dead. I first blogged an Obituary for film as a medium back in 2004. That was the year that Kodak announced it would no longer manufacture new film cameras for the North American market. Seven years later and almost no one is using film for still photos anymore. Finding film and chemicals for processing is getting near impossible.

      Motion picture camera manufacturers like Arri, Panavision and Aaton ceased production of new cameras in 2011. Film Schools are phasing out film from their curriculums altogether. Instead of buying an Arri16 S that they can use for 50 years, they will have to buy the latest video cameras to compete with other schools every five years while trying to keep up with the changes in technology and media.

      Kodak will almost certainly file for bankruptcy before the month is out. January 26th they will report quarterly revenues which will be very interesting. It's stock is below 50 cents and the NYSE has threatened to delist the stock if it cannot get back over a dollar by the summer. In February 1997 it was $89.75 per share. Imagine that.

      It is possible that Kodak will survive if they can shift their core business to software and printers and sell off some of their patents. But film will not.

      I loved film. I loved the feel of it and that emulsion smell. I loved loading and unloading cameras. I loved looking at negatives and processing and printing. The magic of watching the image appear before your eyes in a darkroom. And I miss it.

      If there is a funeral be sure to send some jpegs of flowers.

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