Now Free! Figital Revolution Manifesto PDF Download

In celebration the revolution’s ten year anniversary, I have decided to post the Figital Revolution Manifesto book as a free PDF download. (The print copy is no longer available for purchase online.) Written in 2007 and admittedly snarky and over the top, I am struck by the fact that, despite so many changes in the industry, the book is entirely still relevant today! I want to thank my wife, Eve Ogden Schaub as my co-author… she has moved onto bigger projects like her book Year of No Sugar which went viral… and her next book is due out in January 2017 so stay tuned.

Book Link:

TheFigitalRevolution

Viva la Revolution-

Stephen

 

Film and Journalism Incompatible? Seriously?

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain

Film is very much alive! Despite bogus “experiments” like this one:

Click on the audio link below to hear my take on it:

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

PS- I’ve decided to start a new category here on FR just for posts like this…. Numbnuts

 

Side by Side The Movie

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A must watch! Click on the audio play button to listen to a review and thoughts by yours truly and guest contributor Author Eve O. Schaub.

Keeping Film Alive – Martin Scorese

“Everything we do in HD is an effort to recreate the look of film. Film, even now, offers a richer visual palette than HD. And, we have to remember that film is still the best and only time-proven way to preserve movies. We have no assurance that digital informaton will last, but we know that film will, if properly stored and cared for.”

-Martin Scorsese

– See more at: http://www.studiodaily.com/2014/08/martin-scorsese-supports-kodaks-continued-production-of-film-stock/#sthash.BjtV3Z65.dpuf

Keeping Film Alive at Kodak

A friend just sent me this article from the WSJ :

http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/kodak-movie-film-at-deaths-door-gets-a-reprieve-1406674752-lMyQjAxMTA0MDMwMDEzNDAyWj

OK… film sales in motion picture shooting were going down the toilet fast… really fast! BUT at long last someone at KODAK did what I have been telling them to do for years… reach out directly to the people using film in Hollywood and get them to drum up support for the continued use of film in movie making.

“Digital projection is just television in cinema.” – Quentin Tarantino

Making film more visible day-to-day and  in it’s use in movies we love (Star Wars, Batman etc…) will draw attention to the fact that it is NOT dead… quite the opposite actually: the best directors in Hollywood use it everyday!

So what’s Phase Two? HEY KODAK…how about T-Shirts?

Filmmakers Such As….

Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams  shoot on FILM

Maybe YOU should to! 

 

Okay, next: lets take this idea one step further and do the same thing with still shooters. There are so many great shooters using film and almost no one knows about it. And the fact is, we’re all in the same boat- if movie film goes down, so does still film.

Pardon me- I have to write a letter.

Dear KODAK CEO Jeff Clarke…. you’ve taken a great first step, but you can go much further. You need to be shouting these facts from the top of the Kodak building. People love to emulate their heroes! People need to hear these facts and realize that FILM IS A VIABLE OPTION!

Luckily,I have some free time this month to meet with you to go over this idea and several others I have shared with KODAK before your time that would be equally HUGE and remind people that KODAK’s film is still made and still great!

Call me, we’ll do lunch.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Cine Still Film Review

Cine Film

 

 

 

 

Click on the play button to here my quick review of this film.

From the FAQ page at CineStill Film

Use CineStill 800Tungsten when photographing:
   – tungsten/incandescent light
   – candle light
   – fluorescent light
   – mixed tungsten and fluorescent
   – mixed tungsten and limited daylight

Avoid using CineStill 800Tungsten (or expect a unique look) when photographing:
   – open shade
   – cool light
   – daylight overpowering tungsten
   – heavily backlit images
   – strong window light
   – content including intense points of light (christmas lights, chandeliers, neon signs, bright windows)    

Here is a difficult test shot I did… I was quite impressed and this is pushed to EI 3200!!!!!! Max usable EI in my opinion is around 6400 with a 2 stop push….

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