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Digital vs. Film
Akron Film and Pixel Fest panel pits the classic versus the modern
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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The Akron Film and Pixel Fest runs through Sunday
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Vinyl versus CDs... Kindle versus paperbacks... film versus video.  It's a debate that's at the heart of the Akron Film and Pixel Fest, running tonight through Sunday at the Akron Art Museum.  WKSU's Kabir Bhatia spoke with one of the organizers, Steve Felix, about the juxtaposition of technologies.

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The Akron Film Fest, is now the Akron Film and Pixel Fest.
For the first time, it includes video games. 
Film itself, the sprocket-ed, see-through ribbon of tiny images that whizzes through a projector, has been losing ground to videotape for years.
In contrast, digital video is an electronic signal embedded on a magnetic tape.
Visually, the two media have their differences and their proponents.  And pro-digital and pro-film moviemakers will make their cases during a panel discussion: “Celluloid: In Memoriam?” 
Co-organizer Steve Felix says the discussion may come down to economics.

Steve Felix concedes that the movie-making vernacular is still staunchly traditional.

That’s Steve Felix of the Akron Film and Pixel Fest, which is running this weekend at the Akron Art Museum.


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