Why We’re Wowed: Characteristics of Motion Picture Film and Motion Picture Film Projection

Published on website: October 14, 2011
Categories: Film Capabilities , Industry , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

There are countless characteristics within the formulation of film alone that produce unique qualities for filmmakers and moviegoers alike. Couple that with the way we perceive motion picture film projection, and the whole experience leaves you somewhere between science and magic.

From Kodak’s T-grain silver halide crystals, to the brain’s perception of image detail, Brian Guckian (Moving Image Archive News) uncovers “Seven Wonders of Motion Picture Film”, revealing some of the inherent characteristics that make the movie-going experience enjoyable, and perhaps just a bit magical.

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Close up of T-grain silver halide crystals