The future of celluloid acquisition in Film Schools

The future of celluloid acquisition in Film Schools
Nicholas Oughton 2013

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INTRODUCTION

A number of film schools around the world have ceased teaching celluloid (film) while others have reduced the emphasis on film in their programs. Among the numerous reasons are the high cost of film capture; the unavailability of processing laboratory and telecine facilities; the vast improvements in the quality of digital capture; the availability of cinematography-friendly digital cameras; substantial advances in the scope and subtlety of digital post-production; the cessation of film cameras manufacture; the decreasing availability of motion picture stocks; and the current popularity of 3D cinema.

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