Film History

Why Film Prints Still Matter

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The term “film is dead” has been going around the last few years. Not sure why we are so quick to end a format. There are people who still collect VHS tapes to this day. Why is film, which has been around longer than any of you reading this have been alive, is dead? It isn’t nor should it be. As a filmmaker I love using the latest technology to make what I do. In that case I am all for the latest digital cameras and formats. I know some filmmakers still prefer to shoot on film. I think it should be there for them to use. For me, I admit, I’m on the digital bandwagon. The tools better suite my creative needs. However, as a film buff I love watching 35mm film prints. Am I contradicting myself? No. Here is why. When it comes to more recent films, most […]