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!
Director/writer/producer J.J. Abrams and moderator Reginald Hudlin (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images)
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.
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.
It’s here! The highly anticipated teaser trailer to the second installment of The Hunger Games. Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22nd.
Director Francis Lawrence (center) with Liam Hemsworth (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) on the set of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Photo credit: Murray Close
Shot on Kodak 35mm and 65mm by Jo Willems, BSC and directed by Francis Lawrence, Katniss and Peeta are in the arena again, this time against the backdrop of rebellion and the Quarter Quell.
On the set of Best Friends
Award winning cinematographer Ben Richardson (Beasts of the Southern Wild) recently spoke with us about his role in a recent short film produced for Rachel Antonoff's fall 2013 collection. This is not your typical fashion film, I assure you!
Directed by Lena Dunham, Best Friends is a mock nature film in which we observe the inner workings of friendship. To achieve the desired look, the film draws authenticity from shooting on 16mm film, as well as lighting and styling. The narration lends a touch of realism as well!