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    NFL and Kodak

    Today, in an interview on the local NBC news, the NFL stated their commitment to film. The person interviewed referred to the ability to view film images directly and to preserve them longer than digital. He discussed their contract with EK for film supplies.

    I am sorry that I missed a bit of it, but it does show that film is not dead.

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    The NFL shoots more film (16mm) per year* than all of the studios combined. They process their own as well. Every single game has multiple guys running around with Arri SR's.



    *I read this somewhere a long time ago.
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    Film photography? This term kills me. As if there's another kind!

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    Film has a big advantage for NFL films - it is far easier (or at least cheaper) to do super slow motion filming with film than it is with digital. And NFL Films and slow motion kind of go together .
    I am glad to hear of the interview, because last I heard NFL Films were actively pursuing transition to digital media.
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    I asked Pete Carroll once ("Film or digital?") ... yes, met him and couldn't think of any thing else to ask. Duh.

    Anyway, he said without hesitation: "Film, of course!". Go Seahawks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Film has a big advantage for NFL films - it is far easier (or at least cheaper) to do super slow motion filming with film than it is with digital. And NFL Films and slow motion kind of go together .
    I am glad to hear of the interview, because last I heard NFL Films were actively pursuing transition to digital media.
    not really.
    the arri sr's only go to 120fps and that's easily obtainable with many current video cams. 150fps burns up a 400ft load pretty quickly.
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    Film photography? This term kills me. As if there's another kind!

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    This was nice to read! I may have to start watching more NFL games.

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    This link tangentially adds more (although it talks about a coming transition to digital): http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com...nsing-hd/38804
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    This was nice to read! I may have to start watching more NFL games.
    +1

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    Why is the NFL shooting 16mm film? NFL games are broadcast live on TV, which requires digital (TV shows broadcast at a later date can be shot on film, but live must be digital). I cannot think of any reason at all that they would shoot film movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscrawfordphoto View Post
    Why is the NFL shooting 16mm film? NFL games are broadcast live on TV, which requires digital (TV shows broadcast at a later date can be shot on film, but live must be digital). I cannot think of any reason at all that they would shoot film movies.
    The NFL films aren't what you see in live broadcasts.

    They document and promote the NFL.

    They also to all sorts of feature presentations that show up in corners of the sports television world.

    Here are their "current" productions: http://www.nflfilms.com/programming.html
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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