There is no doubt that Kodak has brought a revolution into the world of photography. So, the American Chemical Society (ACS) has proclaimed Eastman Kodak the National Historic Chemical Landmark. This title honors George Eastman and Kodak, and their role in making photography available to everyone.
This is one of the deepest dives into film photography and the developing process I’ve seen. Not surprisingly, it’s from Destin at Smarter Every Day. He says that he went looking to find a definitive video that explained it all and he couldn’t find one. So, he made one.
Destin begins by talking of the “magic” of film and the unique look and character it has that’s impossible to reproduce digitally. He also mentions film’s resurgence of late (I guess it’s mainstream now – the hipsters will be disappointed). But it’s not magic. There’s actual science behind it and Destin takes us to visit Indie Film Lab to see how the process works.
We’ve seen some incredible videos from Beauty of Science and I’m always happy to see new ones. The latest timelapse, The Vibrancy, comes from Envisioning Chemistry, a collaboration between Beauty of Science and Chinese Chemical Society. It shows various crystalization processes up close, and it’s full of vibrant colors and playful patterns. Along with perfect music, it’s a real feast for the eyes, ears, and soul. Check it out!