September 4, 2014 at 5:46PM
Shooting on film.
Hey dudes :)
We've all joined in on the discussions on which is better, digital or film and each time I see someone saying that the digital enthusiasts should try shooting something on film I always think... 'how?'.
So with that said I would like to start a discussion on the mysteries of shooting on film as I feel that there is a real lacking in the way of resources to help the uneducated like myself to get started.
Like many others, due to my online education (NFS for life baby!) I know pretty much every high-end cinema camera and their respective images and workflows like the back of my hand but if I was asked to shoot and finish something shot on film I wouldn't even have a clue where to begin.
If there were even a handful of guides to help the uninitiated film maker shoot something on celluloid then I think we may even stand a chance of seeing it stick around a little longer but who knows?
What would be great to get advice on:
Any links to resources or tutorials, what cameras and kit (for small and big budgets), what film stock and why, advice on *how* to shoot compared to digital, advice on post processing, how did you start shooting on film and how would you recommend others making a start or learning more?
I don't expect any one person to answer all of those questions, they are just suggestions to get the ball rolling but any other advice is totally welcome.
what this discussion absolutely is not, is a discussion about what is better, digital or film so if we can keep it on topic without things getting silly that would be cool. I love digital and wouldn't give it up for the world but I also want to love film and learn how I can make it fit into my work.