R.I.P the movie camera

An article at the moviemaking technology website Creative Cow reports that the three major manufacturers of motion picture film cameras - Aaton, ARRI and Panavision - have all ceased production of new cameras within the last year, and will only make digital movie cameras from now on. As the article's author, Debra Kaufman, poignantly puts it, "Someone, somewhere in the world is now holding the last film camera ever to roll off the line.