Cinematographer Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC is shooting director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is shooting entirely in New York, including Kodak’s hometown of Rochester. Mindel, whose credits include Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Savages, Mission: Impossible III and Domino, is known for a strong preference for shooting anamorphic 35 mm film, or larger film formats like IMAX and 8-perf 65 mm.
The first installment of the Amazing Spider-Man was shot in native 3D using digital cameras. “On The Amazing Spider-Man 2, they hired me because they wanted to go back to shooting film,” says Mindel. “Marc Webb had seen Star Trek and liked the way it looked. We are halfway through the Spider-Man 2 shoot, and it’s looking really good.”
Columbia Pictures is currently shooting sequences of The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2 in Kodak’s hometown of Rochester, New York. The comic book sequel is directed by Marc Webb, photographed by Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC, and is being shot on KODAK VISION3 Color Negative Film.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the cast and crew of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the hometown of motion picture film,” says Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. “Our company is at the very heart of the entertainment industry, so it’s great to see Rochester have the opportunity to host a little bit of Hollywood here.”
Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Fruitvale Station, will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
“I am deeply humbled and incredibly honored to be chosen as this year's recipient of the Kodak Vision Award,” says Morrison. “I look at the astounding group of women who have received this honor before me, ranging from personal heroes to dear friends, and I brim with pride because all are groundbreaking, innovative, resilient, and above all, exceptionally talented.
To all Kodak Motion Picture Film Customers and Supporters:
Today's announcement of the sale of Kodak’s Personalized Imaging business does not include the company’s portfolio of motion picture products. Kodak has not stopped the manufacture of its finished goods in the 65mm, 35mm, 16mm and S8 motion picture film formats. Film remains an important creative choice for filmmakers, and the company continues to produce billions of feet of motion picture film every year, providing the entertainment community with the products and support they have come to depend upon from Kodak.
With the democratization of filmmaking spreading worldwide over the last decade, it takes real ingenuity to stand out amongst the crowd. Rising animator and director Marieka Walsh broke through with her sand-animated stop-motion short film last year, which has since screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and has won the Australia Academy of Television Arts (AACTA) and Dendy Awards in its respective category.
It’s not that sand stop-motion hasn’t been done before; it’s just not done often because it takes an inordinate amount of time to do as well as a very particular set of skills to do it well.
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