Lost Memories: A Sci-Fi Short Film That Weighs in on Film Versus Digital
Lost Memories: A Sci-Fi Short Film That Weighs in On Film Versus Digital
Michael Zhang · Sep 24, 2012
Lost Memories is a beautiful 3-minute-long short film by Francois Ferracci that imagines a future in which cameras can share images with the world as soon as they’re shot — oh wait, that’s now — and can beam holographic photographs into the air for easy uploading or editing. In such a futuristic world, would analog photography still have any role to play?
Paris, 2020. A beautiful couple, a city over-saturated by holograms and digital stream. A polaroid camera. Tomorrow will never be the same.
It’s a thought-provoking story that might make you think twice about both photographic mediums and data backups.
It’s also a commentary on the nature of saving and sharing memories. As the world trends toward instant sharing over the Internet, the question becomes: who are you preserving memories for? For yourself and your loved ones, or for the faceless audience that you interact with through social networks?