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Speech Debelle Filmed At The Royal Court Using 35mm Kodak Stock

Published on website: August 10, 2015
Categories: 35mm , The StoryBoard Blog
Musician Speech Debelle performs live for a filming of her music video Terms and Conditions. Photo by James Cotton.

On Friday 31st July, Mercury Music Award-winning musician Speech Debelle performed her first live show in two years, choosing The Royal Court in London to break her hiatus. Her forthcoming album, Breathe, was performed in its entirety, but there was an extra special twist to the evening, involving Kodak.

Kodak was proud to support director Ed Sayers in shooting a short music video on film as part of the evening. Even the audience were in on the act, instructed to follow a dress code in order to be involved in the filming of Speech Debelle’s new single, Terms and Conditions. The track is off her upcoming album Breathe, which is Speech’s third. As the album isn’t even out until January 2016, this was a treat for fans, and predictably, the event sold out!

The End of the Tour Begins with Film

Published on website: August 04, 2015
Categories: Independent Films , The StoryBoard Blog
THE END OF THE TOUR Left to right: Jesse Eisenberg plays David Lipsky and Jason Segel plays novelist David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour © 2015 A24. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.” Director James Ponsoldt and cinematographer Jakob Ihre brought the film to life based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” which was written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide.

The End of the Tour is a road movie that never leaves the Midwest, which was Wallace’s home for the majority of his life. The Middle American landscape became a guidepost for the look of the film – but Ponsoldt didn’t want a clichéd, folksy heartland at all.  The film, in many ways, is simply a multi-day conversation. But beyond that it has a real heartbeat, is tense with conflict, and has emotion that creeps up on you.

Film Part of the Mission: Impossible Dream Team

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt and Jeremy Renner plays William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions Photo credit: David James © 2015 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, facing his most blisteringly impossible mission yet, in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the constantly accelerating action-thriller series. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, The Usual Suspects), with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, ASC behind the camera (There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice) and story by McQuarrie and Drew Pearce. Cruise and J.J. Abrams also worked on the film as producers.

The story kicks off with Hunt uncovering the unwelcome reality that a rogue nation called The Syndicate is not only real, but a ticking time bomb about to detonate worldwide if he doesn’t act. The CIA doesn’t buy it, and Hunt’s own team is under threat. Every quality that has made him indispensable is tested as he faces the ultimate nemesis: his ability to move deliberately in heart-stopping circumstances, his finesse travelling glamorous global locales, and his desire to see evil punished and good prevail.

Lorraine O'Grady's Kodachrome Art

Published on website: June 26, 2015
Categories: Conferences and Shows , The StoryBoard Blog

Lorraine O'Grady
Rivers, First Draft: The Debauchees dance in place, and the Woman in Red catches up to them
1982/2015
Digital C-print
Edition of 8 with 2 AP
16h x 20w in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
© 2015 Lorraine O'Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

While the majority of pictures taken these days are stored on smartphones and social media channels, artists continue to use film to express themselves in ways that digital cannot.

Lorraine O’Grady’s show at Alexander Gray Associates in New York City consists of two bodies of work: photographic prints produced by Kodak from the performance Rivers, First Draft (1982/2015) and selections of collaged poems from the series Cutting Out the New York Times (1977).

Alpha Lab's Mobile Film Processing Laboratory

Published on website: June 12, 2015
Categories: Lab and Post Production , Focus on Post , The StoryBoard Blog

Built in England’s Shepperton Studios, Alpha Grip has designed the first of a series of mobile film processing laboratories. Alpha Lab's 44-foot trailer showcases how mobility in film processing is providing flexibility to filmmakers who choose film. This high-tech facility allows filmmakers to process film on location eliminating the need for daily couriers. It is capable of processing 20,000 ft of film during each 8-hour shift. Alpha Lab works in conjunction with digital dailies companies so the director will know if they got their shot before they leave the location. All chemical waste is collected and disposed of offsite.

Take a look inside the trailer: