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What is Film Made Of?

What is film made of?

Many of us have seen the traditional roll or reel of film. The most common type we see when we are doing film to DVD orders is 8mm film. There is also quite a bit of Super 8 and 16mm film out there as well. But of course we’ve all seen these things, but what is the technology behind them? How does a picture of what we’ve seen in the past appear on this material in a manner that allows to rewatch history at our leisure.

The film industry basically got it’s start after people were creating series of 2 dimensional drawings, and would display sequences of still pictures at sufficient speed for the images on the pictures to appear to be moving, a phenomenon called persistence of vision. The images that were being shown needed to be carefully designed to achieve the desired effect, and the underlying principle became the basis for the development of film animation.

Movie film was created shortly after celluloid film for still photography had been achieved as it allowed capture of images in real time. An 1878 experiment by English photographer Eadweard Muybridge in the United States using 24 cameras produced a series of stereoscopic images of a galloping horse, is arguably the first “motion picture”, though it was not called by this name. Check out what it looked like below.

The film industry basically got its start after people were creating series of 2 dimensional drawings, and would display sequences of still pictures at sufficient speed for the images on the pictures to appear to be moving, a phenomenon called persistence of vision. The images that were being shown needed to be carefully designed to achieve the desired effect, and the underlying principle became the basis for the development of film animation.

Throughout time, film and the art of film-making has been considered to be an important art form and a source of popular entertainment and a powerful method for influencing ordinary people. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication, and can easily send a message to a large group of people which has even lasted to this day. Many families have fond memories recorded on this format, and we’re here to help you convert your 8mm film to DVD here at our local offices.

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