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carson bennettFollow

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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qZvf3vaYZlOH6VC_-evmrAjXqMcpSPV4YT7yZGtcizQ/edit?usp=sharing

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11-12-2019 11:40 AM

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The medium a film is shot on can be a powerful tool in a filmmakers arsenal when telling a story. The most common of these are between film and digital, both with their own practical and artistic merits. However, one that is often overlooked is that of expired film. This type of film can often be unpredictable and show various visual effects or artifacts such as increased or wild grain patterns, color shifting, or even deterioration of parts of an image. These different artifacts can be another tool in the belt of the filmmaker. One of the main issues that faces one trying to shoot on expired film is that unpredictability, both in what artifacts might manifest and in how to properly expose an image. This research proposes testing out many different stocks of expired film alongside fresh film in a controlled environment to both catalogue what artifacts tend to appear in different stocks or under different storage conditions, as well as to determine the best method to properly expose the appropriate stock.

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Dec 11th, 11:40 AM

The Prospect of Expired Film

The medium a film is shot on can be a powerful tool in a filmmakers arsenal when telling a story. The most common of these are between film and digital, both with their own practical and artistic merits. However, one that is often overlooked is that of expired film. This type of film can often be unpredictable and show various visual effects or artifacts such as increased or wild grain patterns, color shifting, or even deterioration of parts of an image. These different artifacts can be another tool in the belt of the filmmaker. One of the main issues that faces one trying to shoot on expired film is that unpredictability, both in what artifacts might manifest and in how to properly expose an image. This research proposes testing out many different stocks of expired film alongside fresh film in a controlled environment to both catalogue what artifacts tend to appear in different stocks or under different storage conditions, as well as to determine the best method to properly expose the appropriate stock.

https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/honors-research-and-exhibition/2019/section-02/11