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Mr. Pixel and Mrs. Grain

Ransom Riggs

What's the best film acquisition format -- film or digital? The battle over this question has been raging for at least a decade now, and while digitally-made blockbusters like Avatar might seem to have finally put the question to rest, there are plenty of filmmakers out there who refuse to give up on film. Take Spike Jonze, for example, whose effects-heavy film Where the Wild Things Are was shot on film, then transferred to digital for the FX work and back to film again, because Jonze loves the way film looks.

A clever series of videos summarizes the debate as if it were a marriage -- a rocky one undergoing counseling. If you want to learn a few things about digital vs. film, and have a few laughs while you do, check out Mr. Pixel and Mrs. Grain.