Author Archives: EdwinMolenaar

Popular film formats

Popular filmformats

116 Film (and 616) Introduced in 1899 and discontinued in 1984 In 1932 Kodak introduced two new negative formats, 620 and 616. The 70mm wide 616 film format ( 2½” ×4¼” or  6.5×11 cm) was the same as the existing 116 film format but the negative stock was wound on smaller spools in order to fit smaller cameras. […]

Lanterna Magica: A Pageant of Illusions

  Centuries before the invention of photography and celluloid film, magic lantern and illuminated glass slides were at the cutting edge of entertainment. This inventive 18th-century technology dazzled and enthralled audiences as they watched projected animated pictures on a screen. This short film explores key points in the history of the magic lantern and the […]