The Hobbit being shot 48 fps? Pathetic. MIT's trillion fps camera? Pokey at best. Just wait until you see the video a team of German researchers have created. It's two frames long, lasts just 50 femtoseconds, and doesn't star Nic Cage.
Imagine if your favourite films were written and acted during a different period of time: the actors and director would be different, the style it was shot in completely alien. These film posters by Peter Stults are an amazing glimpse into how Hollywood could've been.
With the shift to digital cameras, old-fashioned photomats are getting harder and harder to find. But this portable, Army-issue dark room has everything you need to develop your own prints wherever you are.
Warning, HERE BE SPOILERS. If you haven't had the chance to see the new Mission: Impossible film yet, best look away now. For the rest of you – pretty decent popcorn entertainment, don't you think? The thing that tickled us most was a running joke about the hi-tech gadgets and gizmos used by Ethan Hunt and his team of superspies. They had an alarming tendency to go on the fritz, leaving our heroes scrambling from one cliffhanging situation to the next.
A couple of weeks ago, a disposable Kodak camera thunked onto my desk. I'd instantly joined the Disposable Memory Project, which aims to track 390 disposable cameras on their journeys around the world. The idea is that you take one photo, then pass it on or leave it in a public place for someone else to stumble across.
The UltraViolet "Digital Library" film service is launching in the UK after Christmas, giving us yet another way to buy, stream and eventually download films. Only this time, you own the rights to watch them again and again, for life.
The ever-changing Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern has been taken over by photographer Tacita Dean, who's used it as a platform to pay last respects to "this beautiful medium, which we invented 125 years ago."
Wanna know why movies are called "flicks"? It's because of the flickering light that's emitted from film projectors. Like smoking, smell-o-vision, and intermissions, it looks like 35MM films and their projectors are on their way out of the cinema.
RED has their Epic camera. Alli has their Alexa camera. And now Canon has the C300, a digital video camera that's soley intended for professional film production, promising accurate colour reproduction and awesome low and natural light performance.
Gizmodo UK's stablemate T3 magazine awarded David Attenborough their Outstanding Contribution to Technology award at the annual T3 Gadget Awards last night, for his work in the various film formats; most recently on 3D. [T3]