film

  • Why every guy should buy their girlfriend Wii Fit

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=222285 UPDATE: Oh man, you guys missed it. It was pretty awesome. UPDATE 2: Three cheers for Jonny U! To whom it may concern, I watched the video you uploaded to YouTube titled “Why every guy should buy their girlfriend Wii Fit” with great interest. Aside from the riveting and engaging content contained within the video itself, I… Read More

  • Last call for Polaroid instant film – better move fast


    Alas, as you may know, Polaroid is stepping out of the film business, and although I’m sure 3rd-party film will be available at a premium in the future, Polaroid has set the dates after which their instant film will no longer be available. Check out the link below for the info on when the film cartridges for your camera will die the true death. [via Geeksugar] Read More

  • How to make your own film, if you dare

    With a bit of technical know-how and a fair amount of free time, you could have your very own, home made film… for cameras! Plastic and goop go in one end, and camera film comes out the other end. This is not a trivial undertaking. The Flickr set contains all the pictures and instructions you need to go about making your own film. A fun weekend project, if nothing else. via Make Blog Read More

  • Sweet custom-built large-format film cameras

    The benefits of medium- and large-format film are still substantial for things like portraiture, landscapes, and anything that requires enormous prints. When your film or plate size is 8×10, you’re looking more "megapixels" than you can count, basically, since 35mm is scanned at perhaps 4000 horizontal pixels before you start getting no increase in detail. This guy is… Read More

  • Kodak, Vivitar not giving up on film; new SLR on the way


    Digital has almost completely replaced film in the casual set and is making inroads among professionals and artists, but that doesn’t mean film is being completely forgotten. Kodak and Vivitar have not forgotten their roots, and are creating a new film camera aimed at universities teaching “traditional photography.” They say it’ll be similar to the V3000.
    I’m… Read More

  • Hollywood to go bankrupt archiving films digitally

    Throughout the last century, the dominant method of film preservation was sticking the master reels into a temperature and humidity-controlled vault deep in the desert. This method ends up costing about a grand a year. Films stored on digital media, however, cost more than ten times as much to archive. And when the entire movie has been digitally created from start to finish (shot on digital… Read More

  • Live Free, Die Hard and Pirate Well

    In an unprecedented move by 20th Century Fox, the DVD version of “Live Free or Die Hard” will contain a copy of the movie as a digital file (AVI, MPG perhaps?) that can be played back on a computer or select PMPs. Sure to please Pirates, I know I’m excited to hear about this. Even if there is copy-protection, you can use screen capture software like Snapz Pro X if you want… Read More

  • Pirated 'Sicko' Winds Up On YouTube

    Last week, Michael Moore’s “Sicko” was pirated and leaked to the web. The leak is an excellent DVD screener that can now be found on almost every major torrent site. By this morning, a copy had been uploaded to YouTube, posted in several segments to circumvent YouTube’s uploading limitations. What’s nuts is that after major media outlets reporting the upload… Read More

  • The Video Bay – The Next Movement In Piracy

    Keeping true to its rule of piracy, The Pirate Bay has now officially announced plans for a new streaming video site similar to YouTube. Dubbed “The Video Bay”, this new site will offer uncensored streaming video. Basically what this means is that a week after the site is up, you’ll be able to watch Fast Times At Ridgemount High in a flash player as many times as you want… Read More

  • HD-DVD Sprints Ahead

    The war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is officially back on. Toshiba has announced that over 100,000 HD-DVD players have been sold in the US. Oddly enough, Toshiba’s numbers don’t include the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive add-on, which is one of the most popular selling HD-DVD players on the market. This means that Blu-Ray is slipping behind and better start coming up with some new… Read More

  • Winners Of The YouTube Awards

    Earlier, I briefly discussed the first YouTube Awards show that would be taking place. Time has passed, the people have spoken, and the winners are out! OK Go’s “Here it Goes Again” video won most-creative, while “Ask a Ninja” won best-series. Other complete dorks and losers winners include Terra Naomi for best music video, “The Winekone” for best… Read More

  • iTunes Giving Independent Filmmakers A Chance

    You no longer need to be a Spielberg or a Lucas to get your film on iTunes. Just ask Forum Snowboards. The company created a 30 minute movie called That, which currently sells on iTunes for $1.99. The movie covers snowboarding and is the first video on iTunes to come from an extremely independent filmmaker rather than a big name studio like Paramount. I feel that putting action-sports videos… Read More

  • IFC Comes To iTMS

    The Independent Film Channel is bringing some of its content to the iTunes Music Store, IFC Entertainment announced today. The deal will bring 13 films to iTunes, six of which are nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, which I hear is about as cool as winning a medium fries from the McDonald’s Monopoly game. Each movie will cost $9.99 and titles include Land of Plenty and Sorry… Read More