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FILM film vs digital

by kat2nist

by kar2nist [Shanti-Savera Ernakulam, India]

Analog/Digital Comparison: 35mm vs. Arri Alexa vs. Arri Alexa with added grain

Several short test videos in Vimeo

Generation Film

The rise of digital technology has meant tough times for people shooting on film, but against the odds, a new wave of filmmakers are turning to celluloid…

Film VS Digital | Video Essay

March 20, 2018 Posted by | celluloid, digital cinematography, film technique | | Leave a comment

FILMmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s F65 shoot

FILM NURI BILGE CEYLAN Anatolia [opening]

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s F65 shoot

“I stopped shooting 35mm years ago. My last four films have all been digital, and all four were shot with Sony cameras,” he says. “The first two were on the F900, and my previous film, “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia”, was shot on the F35. In some way Sony was the most suitable for me for each of these films. Every company has their own colour understanding and maybe the way Sony understands colour is closer to how I understand it.”

Added to this, says Ceylan, “For a director, one of the important things aesthetically is the depth of field; that’s more important than the resolution. With the F35 and F65, it’s a Super 35 chip size, and that gives you the opportunity to control the depth of field as you like.” The resolution, the natural colours and especially the skin tones really appeal to me about the F65,” he says. “It’s the first time I’ve seen something better than 35mm.”

This still of the opening sequence in Anatolia was used in a previous post. Then I didn’t know he was using digital, so it has added interest now. All this piece and the embedded short video is very interesting. The depth of field over resolution is to note and inwardly digest. It’s a Sony plug, there we are.


17 Things You Should Know About Cannes Top-Prize Winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan

January 25, 2015 Posted by | digital cinematography, digital technology, Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Leave a comment


Master Cinematographer Roger Deakins on Shooting with ARRI ALEXA: ‘Film Had a Good Run

Another post from nofilmschool, 12 February 2011

Deakins Hearts Alexa

Kendal Miller, 10 February 2011

Roger Deakins on Digital vs. 35mm: “Whether I’ll Shoot On Film Again, I Don’t Know”

Peter Sciretta, Slashfilm, 9 February 2011

June 9, 2011 Posted by | cinematography, digital cinematography | Leave a comment

FILM ANALOG / DIGITAL # 4 – digital cinematography

What is Digital Cinema?
Lev Manovich

Another version without graphics.

June 9, 2011 Posted by | digital cinematography | Leave a comment

FILM GODARD Film Socialisme reviewed by Daniel Kasman

Cannes 2010: Impossible Story (“Film Socialisme” Jean-Luc Godard Switzerland)

Daniele Kasman, MUBI, notebook, 22 May 2010

June 3, 2011 Posted by | digital cinematography, Godard, Jean-Luc Godard | Leave a comment