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