To me it’s a roll of Gigabitfilm in my 1931 Eyemo or a roll of Gigabitfilm in my 1965 Bolex or a sheet of Bergger black-and-white film in my 1943 Folmer Graflex, the developing of the films, the making of positives from the negs, and the breathtaking pictures that come out upon the presentation of the positives, to say nothing of the synch work, editing, and everything else that goes with it.

Plates and film are alive and strong.