Film Diehards – Last Directors Using Film

As progress in digital sensors has narrowed the gap of noticeable resolution difference between video and celluloid film to nearly equivalent in comparison, most of Hollywood has opted to let go of the nostalgic days of the past in favor of the cost and time effective benefits of digital media. Standard monikers in old Hollywood, like Kodak and Panavision, are suddenly being replaced with names like RED and even Canon’s Prosumer 5D series – with some exception, of course. There are a few diehard celluloid enthusiasts who continue to passionately embrace the harder way of doing things.

Steven Spielberg

The patriarch of modern blockbuster cinema, Spielberg is known for backing (and even inciting) the latest technological advances that move cinema forward. Except for the actual medium he utilizes, it seems. He has continued to shoot on film stock for his last several films (minus The Adventures of Tintin, his animated co-venture with digital enthusiast Peter Jackson), and states that he will continue to shoot until the last film-lab closes (which he has desperately noted could be within the next 10 years).

Steven Spielberg

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Swiss National Aerobatic Championship Trailer

The Swiss National Aerobatic Championship 2011 (SNAC) Trailer, filmed and edited by cameraman Yannick Barthe, is the main event of the Swiss Aerobatic Association (SAA).

The SNAC is a highly competitive event, held in the firsts weeks of September, where the pilot with the most precision and nerves is going to stand on the first position. This year the challenge is going to take place in Bex, Switzerland with about 40 pilots. Here is the trailer filmed by Yannick Barthe, who amaze us again with his beautiful aerial shots!

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More information on the official website : SAA.ch

More about Yannick Barthe: Yannickbarthe.ch

Yannick Barthe’s work: Vimeo.com/aeromedia

Music by Chris Haigh with web license agreement. Edited with FCP7 and graded with Red Giant Software.

Filming Material :

Sony NEX-VG10 with RODE videoMicPro
Sony HXR-NX5
GoPro HD Motorsport
Sony 50mm 1.8
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Tamron 90mm 2.8
Shoot35 DSLRmount and CINEfocus
Kessler Crane Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly
Manfrotto 525 with 503 HDV head

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Cinematographer Stephen Murphy presenting “Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room”

Award winning Cinematographer Stephen Murphy, known for numerous features films as a cameraman and steadicam operator, is presenting here his last creation as Director of Photography: Read more

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Slow-Motion: Cinematographer David Torres’ stunning work

In this post I wanted to present a selection of short films produced by Mexican production company The Mates for the project “Stars of the Bicentennial” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Mexico as a Country.

Cameraman and Cinematographer David Torres did an amazing job using the Phantom and Red One Camera with lenses Red Pro Primes.

The dream and the challenge is to transmit through images that can be perceived not only natural beauty and biodiversity, but the soul, spirit, feelings and pride of Mexico.

If you like horses watch the first video: The images are just spectacular!

Altamura Sinaloa

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