"Long Live Film"

ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
edited November 2013 in General Discussions
Try and remember, "Once upon a time, long long ago",
There was space, behind a small door, where we had to insert a roll of film, into the camera back? Sounds funny doesn't it?

Earlier this year, Indie Film Lab, a lab dedicated to film shooters, decided to take a road trip. It was from Montgomery, Alabama to Las Vegas, Nevada. During that time they made a documentary about it. It is called “Long Live Film” on the trip they talked about why they shoot film. They talked with other photographers about how they feel about film photography. In essence its about their love of film photography.

And if you’re an analog film lover, you might be happy with what you see.

Teaser


Trailer


"Long Live Film"


If you have some free time, please enjoy this film about film...

You don't need to rewind it. Smile
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Comments

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,968Member
    Nothing against film, but just from watching this "film" the first thought that comes to mind is that it is a bunch of hipsters, interviewing other hipsters. Honestly kind of boring.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    edited November 2013
    There are so many choices genres of everything today, including music, lifestyles, fashions of clothing, photography too and so our taste's differ.

    If you call them a bunch of Hipster's That's probably because it is produced by the kids over at www.indiefilmlab.com
    Edit:
    I watched it twice, before I should have written my reply and actually enjoyed it more the second time.
    Not too much, into dissecting the characters, or styles.
    But I truly enjoyed seeing all the different photos and locations that were shown.

    I live pretty far North, from most of you, and don't get to see many of those fabulous vacation and travel locations first hand.
    Anyway, it's nice for me to see many younger people continuing the photographic way. Doesn't effect me either way, if they want to have actual film camera's, or go the digital route many of us prefer. I use both as well, and it's just a different way to the similar end.
    Pictures..., photos..., videos..., movies..., I love them all, especially if it's in an HD or D800 format.

    Share this tidbit, I enjoy vinyl records over cd's, hands down...
    But you need the higher end equipment to get the full enjoyments.

    www.higherfi.com do have a few nice pieces... Wide Grin
    Check them out for a great deal... J/K
    Post edited by ChasCS on
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,968Member
    I wouldn't mind it so much if they all weren't saying the same thing, over and over again. They all had the same reason for not liking digital. The process, the rear LCD (aka chimping) and colour. I enjoy shooting film from time to time, for old times sake, but none of the people interviewed gave a truly compelling reason to do so, IMO. They don't like digital, good for them. They could have done the same thing in a 10-15 minute video and made the story a little more compelling, and less boring.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    That made me remember walking out of a celtic music concert (performing arts) where the singers had wonderful voices, musicians were good, but the music was just covers of other tunes, and the stage, presence, and choreography was terrible and disconnected from the music. Oh and the poorly timed banter was like nails against a chalkboard. All were very young (mid 20s) and talked continuously how they built everything about the show themselves. When the show was over everyone was silent - until someone said, "Thank god my son didn't do that when he couldn't figure out what to do after college." The laughter roared. That was worth the $40 ticket right there.

    Watching others tread through experiences and explain it as if no one else has before is an art form in it's own. There are many masters still using film, and performing the mastery of printing that I would find more interesting than re-treading the same comments said 1,000s of times before by other who have finely converted to digital.

    I'll give them the kudo's it deserves - as a marketing piece to get their company's name out there they have done a good job.
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  • WesleyWesley Posts: 67Member
    Pretty disappointed that none of the reasons was the process of developing & creating prints in your own personal darkroom.

    Mind as well use digital and do color toning/grain in post-processing.
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  • SmacSmac Posts: 9Member
    It's very telling that ,by far, the majority of cameras used in these videos are medium format.
    Don't beat yourself up about digital image quality vs medium format film . There is no competition.
  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    I was happy to see one fellow HAPPILY using an FE.
    I KNOW I still quite enjoy mine too, it just feels good to hold and fondle, it's texture.
    Old trusted friend.
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