Film photography has made a comeback! Some would argue that just like Dre, its been here the whole time. But over the past few years, the aesthetic and cache of film photography has made a strong presence in the zeitgeist of contemporary digital photography. In this entertaining short film by Maison Carnot called "Disassembly," we see how to take an old non-functioning film camera and bring it back to life through a complete disassembly and repurposing of the old gear.
The video itself is very well done, and even those not looking to actually take on the daunting task of taking apart every element of a film camera's lens and body, will find it interesting and educational. Being a professional photographer and full time photography professor, I am surrounded by film and digital cameras every day and I have never seen anything like this. Seeing the camera and lens completely taken apart is equally demystifying and intimidating. I think anyone coming into photography as either a hobby or profession, can find value in this video. I don't believe anyone will find me in a dark room with a blindfold mechanically disassembling and reassembling my photography gear, but I definitely find this video enlightening.