The Future of Film - Glenn Kennel, Chief Technology Officer, Arriflex
People have been predicting the death of film for over a quarter of a century, and yet the world of film production is strong and vibrant. However, digital technology seems to be encroaching on films territory, to the point where one day film production may disappear, or be significantly less. In this interview Glenn Kennel, Chief Technology Officer, ARRI Inc. talks about the expected life of film and digital technology which Arri is working on to ensure it remains a major player in high-end image acquisition.
Throughout its 90-year history, ARRI has been associated with constant innovation and revolutionary technologies. From the legendary ARRIFLEX 35 - the first motion picture camera with a reflex mirror shutter, to the ARRIFLEX D-21 - the most advanced film style digital camera in the world, ARRI has set the standard that others follow.
ARRI's innovative products have been recognised with a total of 13 Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In recent years, the focus has been on improving analogue technologies, advancing new digital technologies and, most crucially, on developing ways of combining the two in order to maximise image quality.
With a worldwide network of sales, rental and postproduction facilities, ARRI works to meet the needs of the biggest international clients.