Originally Posted by westofyou
16 mm film destroys video, I imagine the warmth that film creates can not be recreated with video
It's different that typewriters/computers that doesn't change the output it just changes the input
That "warmth" is merely the flaws and imperfections that is inherent in film. We grew up on it, so we got used to it, but it is the result of imperfections that don't exist in digital media. Digital means we are now seeing closer to what the image actually is, it's a better, more accurate representation of reality.
Kids born now will look at film and wonder how we suffered through it and all it's flaws. They will see a movie as beautifully shot as Field of Dreams the same way we see old grainy black and white movies of the '40's, as dated and hard to watch.
I understand you like the way film looks, but my grandfather liked the way black and white moves looked, and hated color movies. That's what he grew up on and was used to, even though it was a lower quality. It's the same thing.
Btw, within a click of a mouse, you turn pretty much any digital media you watch into "film look." Basically, software exists that digitally mimics the imperfections of film, and puts them into digital media. Looks just like it was shot on film.