Re: [Frameworks] Quo Vadis Celluloid?

From: Tim Halloran <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 22:07:52 -0700

There is a significant difference in the physiological (and consequent psychological) responses to viewing projected film as opposed to viewing digital projection. The variances in individual photochemical frames of projected film require significantly different types of bodily and cognitive functions to process. Simply put, the human body and mind respond much differently to analog and digital information.
This is not mysticism, nor fetishism. It is scientific fact and identifying it is part of a desire to preserve a unique type of human experience. This is why I get so upset with people who talk only of preserving analog film as a capture medium. An equally tragic transformation is occuring in the theaters with the conversion over to digital projection--even if it is shot on film, digital projection of that film material ends up empty and lifeless.

> Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:18:41 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Quo Vadis Celluloid?
> Quoting Pip Chodorov <>:
> You can even get filmic "flicker" with DLP, right? I don't think we should
> have mystical, or fetishistic, attachments to any particular media,
> but rather, explore the possibilities of whatever media we are able to
> use.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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