Over the years, I’ve really fallen in love with the ability to share and connect with you through my social channels. Never before has it been easier and faster to create, share, and connect. In a digital age where it’s possible to live in our own little bubble, it can often feel technology is better at isolating us than connecting. What I’ve found though, is the opposite. I can think of the countless names I’ve seen in my feeds for years, and now with platforms like instagram (add me here), I can not only share my thoughts, ideas, and happenings 1-to-many, but we can chat 1:1 — almost in real-time. It’s like having the internet on my speed dial. On a trip to London, half-way across the world, many of you asked to meet up while I was there — so within a few hours of landing, we were able to find a place, invite whoever wanted/could come via all my social channels to meet at a small local pub. While I will always advocate being present in the moment and with those around you, digital actually does do a great job of connecting us too. Instagram in particular has […]
Vincent Moschetti of One Year with Film Only has developed a fun little “tool” that will help film beginners find their perfect 35mm match. It’s called “Film Dating,” and it’s basically a 5-step questionnaire that tries to narrow down the qualities you like in a film stock and suggest the best option for you.
The tool feels a tiny bit like a listicle quiz—like a BuzzFeed quiz like “Which Harry Potter character are you?” or “How soon would you have died in Game of Thrones?”. The difference is that a BuzzFeed quiz means absolutely nothing, while Film Dating will at the very least suggest a film stock you find pleasing to look at.
Here’s how it works. Go to this link and click start. Next, select either the color or black and white photo. Then, your preferred “environment.” Finally, go through the next several rounds of four photos each, and pick the photo aesthetic you like the best.
This is important, don’t pick a photo based on composition or subject or even lighting, because that’s not what you’re trying to identify. Instead, pay attention to things like contrast, grain, temperature, and saturation.
Go through the list, and eventually you’ll get to a “show me” button that prompts you to sign up for a mailing list (you don’t have to if you don’t want to) and then shows you your perfect film.
Of course, there is no such thing as your perfect film—Moschetti admits as much on the Film Dating landing page—but this is a fun way to identify your own personal style preference. Give it a shot for yourself here.