Feature Films (Page 2)

Stuart Dryburgh Frames WWII Vignette in Emperor

Matthew Fox and Eriko Hatsune. (Photos by Kirsty Griffin ©2013 Roadside Attractions. All rights reserved.)

At the end of World War II, General Douglas MacArthur made a difficult decision to spare the life of Japanese Emperor Hirohito. That is the historical setting of Emperor, a new feature film directed by Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and photographed by Stuart Dryburgh, NCZS, ASC (The Piano, Aeon Flux, Amelia).

Of equal importance in the film is the smaller, human story of General Bonner Fellers, the man MacArthur assigns to investigate the matter, and Fellers’ relationship with Aya Shimada, a Japanese woman he met years earlier. Fellers eventually risks his career in his search for Aya. Matthew Fox plays Fellers, and Eriko Hatsune is Aya. Tommy Lee Jones is entertainingly gruff as MacArthur.

Red 2: High-Octane Action Caught on Film

Published on website: July 17, 2013
Categories: Feature Films , Summer Blockbusters , The StoryBoard Blog
HELEN MIRREN stars in RED 2 Photo: Frank Masi, SMPSP © 2013 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

In RED 2, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (played by Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. Enrique Chediak, ASC chose Kodak film to capture all the action and hijinks of this motley crew.

Red 2 storms into theaters July 19. Check out some stills and the high-octane action-comedy trailer!

Ephraim’s Rescue: Super 16mm Captures the Heart of a True Story

Scene from Ephraim’s Rescue © Remember Films/used by permission

T.C. Christensen, ASC has made close to 40 feature films and countless shorts and documentaries over the last four decades. The cinematographer-director has been following his passion for filmmaking since high school, when he started shooting with a 16mm Bolex camera, and fostered that ambition with an “opportunity meets preparation” attitude.

Most recently, Christensen finished a labor of love called Ephraim’s Rescue, which tells the true story of Ephraim Hanks, who like most teenage boys, only cares about himself, but finds his way in life, and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company pioneers who were caught in Wyoming’s early winter storms in the fall of 1856.

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Published on website: June 20, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Alyson Shurtliff , Feature Films , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

This picture means way more than a thousand words to us. Thanks to Director Marc Webb for the shout-out on Twitter today!

In case you didn't know, he's currently working on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with Director of Photography . He tweets one picture a day from the set. It's a great look at all that goes into creating movie magic. Be sure to follow @MarcW and @Kodak_ShootFilm on Twitter!

Superman Becomes Very Real in Man of Steel

Published on website: June 12, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Feature Films , Summer Blockbusters , The StoryBoard Blog
HENRY CAVILL as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "MAN OF STEEL," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Clay Enos

This weekend, just in time for Father’s Day, the much-anticipated return of Superman comes to the big screen. It is the story of a man with two fathers, and two sets of histories. For this installment, Zack Snyder took the helm with cinematography duties performed by Amir Mokri.

In Man of Steel, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. He journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Henry Cavil plays the legendary hero.