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Kodak is Staying in the Film Business

By Ron Merk I know this sounds like an odd thing to report, almost like saying that McDonald’s is staying in the fast food business. The fact is that Kodak has been [...]

February 7, 2015

Hard Time for Hard Drives

By Ron Merk I’m going to make this piece short and sweet. Well, maybe not sweet. As my readers know, I’ve been banging the drum loudly on the issue of film preservation [...]

February 7, 2015

Digi-Tell Me The Truth?

By Ron Merk There’s a rumor floating around that digital preservation is a real way of saving things that exist in the “real world” such as photos, sound recordings, [...]

January 17, 2015

The digital VS. film debate rages on…

By Ron Merk Notice that I didn’t capitalize any of the words in the title of this article except the first work of each sentence and the VS. VS means versus or against for [...]

January 5, 2015

Archives at Risk

Millions of hours of film, television and radio are at risk! Worn by time, eaten away by acidity, victims of wars, or natural disasters, lack of investment the audiovisual [...]

December 25, 2014

Is Time Running Out for Film?

By Ron Merk As the days of 2014 dwindle down to a precious few, there seems to be a parallel metaphor for the film medium. It would seem that the last few feet may still be [...]

December 16, 2014

October 24th is Global Super 8 Day

By Ron Merk and Peter Pfluger Yes, it’s the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Super 8mm film into the amateur home movie making market. If you don’t know anything [...]

October 24, 2014


FILM Ferrania is restarting production for analog film in both still photo and motion picture formats. Its Kickstarter campaign is already over its goal. Thanks to any and [...]

October 20, 2014

Keeping FILM Alive

By Ron Merk For those of ups who grew up with the movies, the term “film” is one that not only means the movie, itself, but also the stuff on which the movie was made and [...]

August 3, 2014

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