When I was making presentations for Kodak on the coming digital technologies in the late 1980s, on of my slides was a cover of the trade paper VARIETY that said "Film is Dead". If you read the article, you found they were talking about the use of film in TV news gathering. and in fact, with the introduction of portable video camcorders, film WAS dead in that application. (It was in Variety in 1956. See: http://www.incite-online.net/hancox.html )
Originally Posted by ;1517341
It's probably safe to say that for consumer photography, film is pretty much dead. It doesn't mean that film is dead for all users (like those here on APUG), but the use of film HAS drastically declined overall. Don't be surprised if a lot of people feel that fim is dead; after all, it is dead for them, in their image capturing.
Edit: note the VARIETY article came out when Ampex first introduced the video recorder in 1956. Electronic news gathering came about 20 years later
Last edited by Prof_Pixel; 07-02-2013 at 07:16 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: Added VARIETY date info