February 10, 2017

Find Your Perfect Match with the Tinder for Film Stocks

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Are you looking for something deep? Or perhaps a little lighter? This online quiz will help you meet your (film)mate.

The film vs. digital debate rages on, as evidenced by the—let's call it "enthusiastic"—conversation around our interview last year with Kodak's President of Motion Picture and Entertainment, Steve Bellamy. If you've been a digital enthusiast but want to see what all this film hype is about, you may want to experiment with analog still photography. But where to start?

Fortunately, French photographer Vincent Moschetti took the plunge a few years ago, selling off his entire digital kit in favor of a film package, and has been sharing his experiences on One Year With Film Only. You can peruse reviews of various stocks and articles like 5 Tips to Becoming a Better Photographer, but the site's most fun feature is Film Dating, a brief online quiz that factors in your preferences among a series of images to recommend a film stock for you.

Film Dating

Moschetti writes in the intro to the quiz: "There is no such thing as the best film. Instead, think about it as the right film for the right situation or person." His easy tool helps you narrow down those choices.

So, which stock is your match made in image heaven?     

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How about we all share?

I got: Kodak Portra 400
-Natural colours​
-Superb skin tones
-Fine grain

February 10, 2017 at 2:16PM

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Scott Cassidy
Director
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Why am I not surprised that I got Cinestill 50? Maybe I have to switch to shooting film for the next movie...
-Cinema look
-Finest Grain
-Daylight colour balance

February 10, 2017 at 2:23PM

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Liz Nord
Documentary Filmmaker/Multi-platform Producer

Got lomography 800 lol. What a stark difference from my actual favorite: Kodak E100vs and Fuji Astia...

How you scan your film is such an important factor that determines the look of your film tho. I used to get my films scanned at the lab and the results were often uneven. Now I scan them myself and I realize how much it affects the contrast, the warmth, the tonality depending on the way you scan it

February 11, 2017 at 12:57PM, Edited February 11, 12:59PM

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Mida Chu
independent filmmaker
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Lomography Color 400

Vibrant colours​
Ideal for day light
Sharp images

February 13, 2017 at 11:59AM

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You voted '-1'.
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Herman Delgado
Filmmaker, Editor
480