Over the years, there has been many different types of film available to consumers when it comes to home movie making. One of the most popular forms of film was 8mm and super8, but 16mm film was also widely used. We are often asked about the differences between the two, or simply, how to tell which kind you have. One of the easiest things you can do is measure the width of the film. The 8mm and 16mm film refers to the width. Give your film a quick measure and you will have your answer! To learn more about film, check out the latest edition of Ask Ashley!
Hollywood Embraces 16mm Film
There are so many great things about 16mm film, it would be impossible for us to cover all of it in a short video. For instance, did you know that 16mm film is making a comeback in Hollywood? The blockbuster giant Star Wars: The Force Awakens did more for movie making than most people realize! The director and producers of the film decided that they wanted to go back to basics with The Force Awakens, relying less on digital and more on actual props. That also included using real film! Other movie makers noticed the vivid colors and overall richness using film brought to the look of the movie. And with that, using actual film is making a slow but steady comeback.
Some directors, including Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino, have sworn by film from the start and will never use digital. Watching any of their films, it is easy to see the difference in tone and quality. So what about your 16mm film…do you have your own family masterpieces sitting on reels at home?
Bring in your 16mm and we would be happy to transfer your film to DVD or MP4! Do you have any questions about 16mm? Give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday -Friday.
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