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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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1.3The Film Look— Aspect Ratio

For a very long time, there was a constant struggle between film and video. Film was seen as the ultimate visual art form and video was seen as the fast-food of motion pictures. Even those who worked, daily, in the video industry—news, live television, documentaries— often looked up to the filmmakers who shot 35mm film, as the crème-de-la-crème. There were those who believed that video would someday replace film, and those who laughed at that idea.

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A 35mm anamorphic film print with analog and digital soundtracks.

Time has proven that those few, lunatic fringe, who believed that video would someday replace film ...

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