Peter Boyce

Peter Boyce talks about formats for feature films

Published on website: September 29, 2009
Categories: 16mm , 35mm , 65mm , Feature Films , Peter Boyce , The StoryBoard Blog

As a follow-on to last week’s film formats for TV post, I would like to take a broader view of what people are shooting in the feature film arena these days:

Let’s start with 65mm color negative. The big, recent example of 65mm use is on The Dark Knight. It’s not an entirely 65mm production. The 65mm was cut into a number of 35mm shots, like the Bank Heist and the Batmobile chase scenes. 65mm was chosen to do this because it simplyis the best. In the opening sequences of The Dark Knight you can just see the quality that 65mm brings to the screen.

Peter Boyce talks about formats for television

Published on website: September 24, 2009
Categories: 16mm , 35mm , Peter Boyce , Television , The StoryBoard Blog

In recent months, there has been a perception that there has been a massive shift to digital, and that’s not true. In the US and Canada, between all the major networks (including HBO and the other channels) we have about 40 shows on film. 24 is still on film, and there was a thought that the original CSI: Las Vegas was going to go digital, but as they got going with the series, digital just didn’t work out for their needs. So CSI: Las Vegas is still shooting film.

At the moment, one hour dramas on US TV are still very much 3-perf 35mm. Castle; Grey’s Anatomy; Private Practice; Desperate Housewives; Brothers & Sisters; Lost; The Mentalist; Fringe; Mad Men; and Two and a Half Men are all returning shows shot on 3-perf 35mm. HBO is shooting loads of 35mm 3-perf at the moment. New series shot on the same format include: ; Hung; Boardwalk Empire; How to Make it in America; Wonderful Maladies; Treme; and others.

Meet Peter Boyce

Published on website: September 24, 2009
Categories: Peter Boyce , The StoryBoard Blog

Peter Boyce is currently General Manager of Kodak’s motion picture business in North and South America. He manages the business in the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America. He has been with the company for approximately 35 years, serving in a variety of sales, marketing and finance roles. Prior to his current assignment, Boyce was general manager of Kodak’s motion picture business in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Boyce is now located in Kodak’s Hollywood, California headquarters.

Meet Peter Boyce

Published on website: September 24, 2009
Categories: Peter Boyce , The StoryBoard Blog

Peter Boyce is currently General Manager of Kodak’s motion picture business in North and South America. He manages the business in the United States, Canada and all of Central and South America. He has been with the company for approximately 35 years, serving in a variety of sales, marketing and finance roles. Prior to his current assignment, Boyce was general manager of Kodak’s motion picture business in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Boyce is now located in Kodak’s Hollywood, California headquarters.