70mm film was the object I choose to be the focus of my Research Methods class under the instruction of Dietmar Offenhuber during the spring 2016 semester in the Information Design and visualization MFA program in Northeastern University. In this class, we were required to each pick a certain object and dissect all the areas surrounding it, and try to research all the elements around or effected by it. Since my background is in film, I thought that researching a film format that wasn’t widely used and, to a certain extent, was recently revived by Quentin Tarantino. During this class, we had to find datasets, conduct interviews with experts on the object, send out a survey, do an object taxonomy, and constantly evaluate our outcomes with classmates and outsiders.
In the end, it gave us a better grasp of the steps required to have a more well rounded research that is received effectively by our target audience, and to prepare us for our thesis work. Film, in general, has been teleporting it’s viewers across kingdoms and eras since the late 1800s. It offers the perfect entertainment for anyone wanting to escape from their day-to-day life. Since the birth of film, and images in particular, there has been a variety of formats that have been appearing and disappearing.
Below are early iterations of the poster.