Matt Stoffel

The Why We Love Super 8mm and 16mm Wedding Cinematography

Kevin Snelson of The Why We Love

Winter is taking hold in the northern hemisphere and temperatures have dropped below freezing. With snow on the ground here in Kodak’s hometown, we figured there was no better time to share some heartwarming films from Super 8mm and 16mm wedding cinematographers The Why We Love.

Calling California home, Kevin and Danielle Snelson have been documenting weddings for years. We recently spoke with them about their craft and they shared details on their obsession with film and what motivates them to create such beautiful memories. It’s our pleasure to introduce The Why We Love!

Best of the Web 2013

Published on website: December 20, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

It’s that time of the year when one looks back and reflects on the things that are important and meaningful.  And for us – it’s you filmmakers!  We are both 3rd generation Kodakers and feel it’s a true honor and joy to interact with you on social media every day.  We share your passion for film and are excited to be a part of your camera test, color grading session, festival premier, and awards celebrations.

So as you take time out to reflect back on 2013, here’s a reminder of amazing stories and new mobile tools shared with you and because of you!

You Shot an Indie on Film?

Published on website: December 09, 2013
Categories: Independent Films , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

Indie filmmakers are reaping the rewards -- or perhaps more correctly, awards – when they shoot their stories on film! 2013 has seen much success for the indie film market, and Kodak is proud to have been a part of many of those productions.

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(L-R) MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OCTAVIA SPENCER and Director RYAN COOGLER on the set of FRUITVALE STATION © 2013 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved

Take for example Fruitvale Station which first began making waves at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Not only was it picked up by The Weinstein Company, it also took home the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.

Why Film Is So Haunting

Published on website: October 24, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

Film is the “trick” for filmmakers who are tasked with “treating” audiences to the spooky, supernatural world of vampires, zombies and ghosts! From big screen scares to TV terror, film is the medium that creatives are choosing to bring chilling, bloodcurdling stories to “real” life.

FX’s American Horror Story is this year’s most Emmy®-nominated program. The third installment, AHS: Coven, is being shot on Kodak film by Michael Goi, ASC on locations in New Orleans. “Shooting with film gives me the freedom to move really quickly with the cameras, unencumbered by trails of cables and the technical stuff that can slow the process down,” he says. “Film also allows me to really push the envelope in terms of how dark I want to go, knowing that there is always a lot more detail on the negative.” Watch Michael and director/co-executive producer breakdown the look for AHS: Coven in this video.

Film Rolls on Another Football Season

Published on website: September 05, 2013
Categories: 16mm , Matt Stoffel , Television , The StoryBoard Blog

With more than 45 seasons and more than 100 Emmy® awards under their belts, NFL Films rolls camera on a new season of touchdowns, goal-line stands, and all the other thrilling moments that entrance football fans.

16mm KODAK VISION3 Color Negative Film will be running through their cameras tonight for NFL Films' trademark cinematic shots that put you in the stadium and on the field. They will be shooting 32 and 48 frames per second, and when the game clock runs out the footage will be sent back to One Sabol Way in New Jersey for processing and review. For the seventeen weeks of the regular season and beyond, t