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Produced By Conference 2013 - Conversation with: J.J. Abrams

Published on website: June 11, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Conferences and Shows , Industry , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog
Director/writer/producer J.J. Abrams and moderator Reginald Hudlin (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images)

UPDATE

J.J. Abrams took the stage at the PGA's Produced By Conference for a session this past Saturday in front of a packed audience at Fox's Zanuck Theatre. Among other topics, Mr. Abrams spoke to the role film plays in his movies. Specifically, he noted the deliberate choice to use film for Star Trek Into Darkness saying "...with all the CG, it was important to me that it was as warm and human and analog as possible...". He even stated he has not made a movie captured on anything other than film. It's clear he wants film to remain as an option for filmmakers. He said, "If film were to go away...the standard for the highest, best quality would go away.”

Kodak's Andy Evenski, president and general manager of Entertainment Imaging, opened the event to a round of applause stating, "Film is not dead." He also touched on the lab situation saying there are plenty of them around the world processing motion picture film, and that Kodak is here to help.

Kodak on Set with Bruce McCleery and Second Unit Crew for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Published on website: May 06, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Alyson Shurtliff , Andrew Evenski , Feature Films , Matt Stoffel , Spider-Man , The StoryBoard Blog

With the action happening just down the street from our corporate headquarters here in Rochester, we jumped at the opportunity to meet and talk with the team tasked with capturing the action for this latest installment in the Spider-Man saga.

Cinematographer Bruce McCleery took time out of a packed shooting schedule to speak with Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. Everyone we talked with expressed how great it was to be shooting in Rochester, the home of Kodak.

Castle Celebrates a Milestone

Published on website: March 28, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Television
(L-R) Seamus Dever, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn, Tamala Jones, Stana Katic, Penny Johnson Jerald (©2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., photo: ABC/Eric McCandless)

We had the chance to help the cast and crew of the hit ABC show celebrate their 100th episode with a cake-cutting ceremony on set after the filming of the show. The series has been shot on Kodak film since the pilot, including KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219 this season. The 100th episode airs on Monday, April 1, 2013.

 

Castle Celebrates a Milestone

Published on website: March 28, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Television , The StoryBoard Blog
(L-R) Seamus Dever, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn, Tamala Jones, Stana Katic, Penny Johnson Jerald (©2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., photo: ABC/Eric McCandless)

We had the chance to help the cast and crew of the hit ABC show celebrate their 100th episode with a cake-cutting ceremony on set after the filming of the show. The series has been shot on Kodak film since the pilot, including KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219 this season. The 100th episode airs on Monday, April 1, 2013.

 

Premature Burial for 35mm Film by Leonard Maltin

Published on website: March 19, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Industry , The StoryBoard Blog

Wow ... this headline caught our attention. But American film critic and historian Leonard Maltin's Blog on Indiewire.com goes beyond the catchy headline and touches on some very relevant issues that filmmakers face today.

  • Kodak motion picture film remains a viable option for both the established and the emerging filmmakers.
  • Film is the only true archive medium. Movies are going to be lost to ‘digital nitrate’ because of lack of migrating in a timely fashion or because of the inevitable migration errors that always occur.
  • Filmmakers need a choice. There are both an esthetic and a practical difference between working with a digital camera and shooting on film.

Maltin covers these topics in a pair of blog posts. The first featuring the thoughts of cinematographer John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back, Groundhog Day, As Good as It Gets) and the second with writer/director Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine)