I need your feedback for my film exploring website

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  1. shootfilm

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    Hey guys!

    I have been working on a web application the last couple of weeks which helps people, especially new to analog photography figuring out which film might be the best for them. The site will list all available films with the associated facts. Furthermore it will let you filter films based on certain criteria and compare them. The main feature so far is that each film shows a stream of photos which should further help the selection process. Currently I am sourcing the images from tumblr but I will probably switch to flickr due to quality of the content.

    The site is called Filmtypes and you can find it here: Filmtypes - Find the film you love

    Currently it is the first alpha version of a minimal viable product and I really want to get feedback first before continuing the development.

    What do you think of the concept, the listed film properties and what features would you like to see in the app?

    I am aware that you guys here are almost analog specialists and not particularly the target group of the site but I am sure your help can be very valuable.

    Thank you so much!


     
  2. Dave Colangelo

    Dave Colangelo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The site looks good from a UI standpoint but from a practical standpoint if you are going to do this with B&W film you need to account for development processes and chemistry used as this can drastically alter the end result. There are a HUGE number of combinations, and some are more common than others. Since its become popular to use and experiment with expired films you need to make sure your source is using fresh (or at least semi fresh) stock.

    Other than that its shaping up nicely.
     
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    It would be nice if you had comparative samples over the various films to compare on one web page. If you continue with the project, you have to add chrome films as well. Good luck. Seems like a handy resource.
     
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    Good start. I can see this as helpful.
     
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    Go on with it. I found it useful, especialy wirh the fotos. Good start!

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    The website is a good basic start. Many of the photos linked are not very good; some are good, some are mediocre. And even if it's not for financial gain, seems like the professional thing to do would be to ask permission and provide a credit instead of a site user name from whatever site the photos are taken. You may have asked, I don't know, but I would find better examples for some of these and look up how to cite photos/provide credits. (Maybe according to the APA style guide.)
     
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    the start looks good.
    do you intend to bring in 110, 120, sheet?

    220 and some of the older formats are long gone, including the dreaded APS film.

    But I am curious if you would put in a list of data that shows such things as older style Cine film, slow speed, hyper speed (3200 and 6400 speed film) and some other items.

    And/or news on up and coming film advances, news and such?
     
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    One additional note.
    Your original concept was to show film cameras.
    A possibility is to add several examples of cameras and/or links (not all inclusive) of each type of camera that the various film types shoot.
    Ergo: Kodak Instamatic Cameras for the 110, and the Mamiya's and HB for med. format.

    Just a thought.
     
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    A minor correction...120 is a roll/spool size, so it is not correct to refer to it as "120mm, but rather by its film "roll size"...plain ole' 120...
     
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    My bad.... I get caught up in mm that i forgot that.
     
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    I was responding to the OP,shootfilm...who has posted three times in about 2.5 months... I wonder if the OP will ever return?
     
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    I was thinking about the exact same! I will start out with the photo stream and eventually add this feature. The problem is that it is almost impossible to find comparative samples shoot with that amount of film out there... Or what do you think about that?
     

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