• Watch: Take a Crash Course in Motion Picture Film Gauge

    2 monthes ago - By No Film School

    Let's give 16mm, 35mm, and 65mm its proper due.
    When we discuss film gauge, we're specifically speaking about the width of the frame itself, that is, the available space that is exposed to light when run through a movie camera, measured in millimeters. As Jacob T. Swinney says in his video on Fandor, film gauge "heavily affects the look...mood and tone" of a movie.
    Below, Swinney looks at three film gauges: two that you've probably run across and one that's comparatively rarer, but which you've probably seen at the movie theater at least once.
    16mm 16mm are indie favorites, having been the...
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