If you ever wondered what would happen if one were to digest 35mm film, look no further. A duo of creative-minded art students from the London’s Kingston University took it upon themselves to conduct the aforementioned experiment for their final project in a photography class, essentially making themselves a human camera.
After officially becoming the last company to offer APS (Advanced Photo System) film, a format introduced in 1996 by Eastman Kodak, Fujifilm has officially announced that they will cease the selling of their 24mm Nexia film to suppliers by months end – marking the end of the formats short lived era.
Admittedly, Alfonso Cuaron’s gritty sci-fi-drama, Children of Men, is one of my favorite motion pictures to date. The film is an incredibly emotional and suspenseful journey, amplified not only by its impeccable storytelling, but by its engaging visual style as well.
“A Brave Step in the Right Direction” – VFX Pioneer Douglas Trumbull Comes to the Defense of The Hobbit at 48fps
Having lent his expertise to the visual effects development of acclaimed motion pictures such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and most recently, Terrence Malick’s visual experience, The Tree of Life, it’s clear that Douglas Trumbull, a regarded VFX pioneer, knows a bit about a films visual experience. So, it goes without question that when someone of Trumbull’s stature goes against The Hobbit‘s recent 48fps backlash, it’s noteworthy.
Just last week, FUJIFILM announced plans to increase the price of all color negative, color reversal, black and white, and quick snap photographic films – a price-hike that would affect customers worldwide. Today, FUJIFILM North America was first to confirm region-specific details regarding the revelations, stating:
Continuing in the spirit of instant film and providing a nice follow-up to our last post concerning the release of The Impossible Project’s new line of ‘PX Cool’ films, comes an interesting look back at Polaroid ads from the 1950s and 60s, appearing in the middle of live broadcasts of popular syndication’s such as the iconic Tonight Show.
You may recall, we recently covered the story of two Polaroid enthusiasts, both bound seemingly by fate and their absolute love for the instant film, who hatched a plan to collectively save the format from fading into obscurity after Polaroid decided to cease the production of analog instant film products back in February of 2008.
At this point, the certifiably epic-looking conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy should surely be On the Radar as a undeniable can’t miss watch, a notion re-enforced by the name of The Digital Visual’s new topic category. With that being said, if you’re reading this, you most likely fall into one of two camps – a person who chooses to bypass all trailers, footage and leaks from the film in the hopes of preserving a fresh visual experience. Or, alternatively, a person who just can get enough Dark Knight Rises goodness.
In a day and age where time travel is a reality, but still yet to be sanctioned for official public use by the government, the mob and other criminal enterprises take to the black market and illegally exploit the technology for a number of uses. One of the exploits is to employ the services of hitmen whom reside 30 years in the past, awaiting a target sent from the future in which to “mop up.”