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Claus Harding
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 - posted July 30, 2014 11:00 AM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Finally some good news from the film front:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/29/5950215/hollywood-joins-forces-with-kodak-to-keep-movie-film-alive

Nice to see someone making the effort, and for the right reasons: to preserve what is a unique and timeless production format.

Claus

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Vidar Olavesen
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 - posted July 30, 2014 11:28 AM      Profile for Vidar Olavesen   Author's Homepage   Email Vidar Olavesen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Love those guys. I do hope so that they get the point across, cause digital just ain't doing it for me

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 30, 2014 11:36 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Always good to hear!

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John Hourigan
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 - posted July 30, 2014 05:49 PM      Profile for John Hourigan   Email John Hourigan       Edit/Delete Post 
While it selfishly does my film heart good to hear of the development, the Wall Street Journal reports that Kodak's motion picture film sales have plummeted 96 percent since 2006. Wow. A business can't be expected to sustain those type of losses, no matter how much one pines for the days of yore.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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 - posted July 30, 2014 08:04 PM      Profile for Yanis Tzortzis   Author's Homepage   Email Yanis Tzortzis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Don't let's forget we're in a time when even digital's becoming obsolete, & the future is the cloud-they say; so whatever prolongs the existence of film as medium is good news...

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted July 31, 2014 12:16 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"The future is in the clouds". It is almost philosophy [Wink]

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Yanis Tzortzis
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...well whole thing with the cloud is kind of 'sublime' isn't it? [Razz]

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John Hourigan
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 - posted July 31, 2014 01:38 PM      Profile for John Hourigan   Email John Hourigan       Edit/Delete Post 
Saw this comment from a reader of the related Wall Street Journal article: "It would be ironic if Kodak were saved so that it could continue to produce film, given that the reason it's in bankruptcy is precisely because it did continue to produce film."

So true!

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Thomas Dafnides
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 - posted July 31, 2014 07:40 PM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides   Email Thomas Dafnides   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I believe at some point, new methods incorporating 3D printing will be integrated to revolutionize film manufacturing into the 21st century, with the result of multiple emulsion choices at lower costs than ever before.......a game changer for the motion picture industry.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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I agree-3D printing might offer a good solution;let's hope we'll also see this on S-8 too!

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Thomas Dafnides
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 - posted August 05, 2014 09:13 AM      Profile for Thomas Dafnides   Email Thomas Dafnides   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A company named Organovo is already 3-D printing human tissues for the eventual goal to use in transplant surgery. It seems that technology would make film emulsions a piece of cake.
One hundred years from now... movies will still be made on film.

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