Cine reels and projectors are incredible feats of film technology. They took filmmaking into a new age, and we’ve come a long way since. Many young people today have probably never even seen a cine reel in real life, knowing only the digital technology that has become so popular and come to completely dominate filmmaking and viewing as we know it. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without cine reels, so lets take a look at some of the fantastic things about this technology that you probably didn’t know.
Cine reels don’t last forever. They degrade in a number of ways that can cause their footage to become completely unwatchable, effectively causing you to lose precious video footage.
When you’re watching a film, have you ever heard something that makes you think: “Wait a second, I’ve heard that before”? Well, there’s a good chance you’ve just recognised a famous sound effect that has been used time and time again.
Here’s a look at some of the most famous and most-used sound effects in film, as well as how some of the most iconic sound effects were created.
More than a hundred years ago history was made – humanity’s first moments were captured on film. The oldest surviving film in existence dates back to 1888, and in the 131 years since, film making has made incredible strides.
Your old cine films can bring back a lot of memories, it’s why many people choose not to give them up. However, instead of letting your old family films collect dust, you could simply transfer them onto a DVD.
With a DVD transfer, you can still keep your cine reels in a safe storage space to ensure they last for a long time, but with the assurance that, should anything happen to them, you have a backup copy of that footage. Here are just a few reasons why you should transfer your cine film to DVD.
No one person pioneered cinema. In fact, the film industry has an extensive, not very clearly defined history, spanning many decades to get where we are now. The initial development of ‘moving pictures’ started out as a mere novelty and eventually developed into one of the most prominent entertainment mediums of the 20th century and onwards.
Once upon a time, cine film was the primary way to watch films. Families would gather together around the projector to watch the grainy footage of their lives as it flickered and jutted in front of their eyes. Whilst these memories may no doubt bring back wonderful feelings of nostalgia for some, it is no surprise that technology has long since moved past this, and for very good reasons.
With all the modern technology that’s available to us today, it is easy to forget some of the old devices that were used just a few years ago but have now become obsolete! New pieces of hardware, such as Smartphones, combine the features of many different devices into one package, making the older technology less desirable. Continue reading
Any film lover has been tempted to make their own films; whether you want to film home movies or begin a career with independent films, there are a few pieces of equipment that you’ll need. But remember to keep your spendings low! When you start out, you won’t need top of the line gear. And you can always hire what you won’t use regularly.
Gone are the days of sitting in front of a flickering projector screen with the curtains shut and the ‘big light’ off (although enjoying a spot of outdoor cinema is always a fantastic idea). From 8mm film to 16mm and Super 8, we can now re-watch our home movies on our TV’s, phones, laptops, and tablets. The same could be said for trying to catch a home memory in action. Telling your partner to quickly grab the camera and the film reel to catch the little ones first steps; you’ve probably missed the opportunity by the time you’ve set the kit up.