Oscar-nominated writer-director Christopher Nolan accepted the Merit Award on behalf of "all those who built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry" at the Sci-Tech Awards, which handed out February 15. The award was given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to all those who have built and operated film laboratories, for over a century of service to the motion picture industry.
Kodak congratulates all of the motion picture film laboratories around the world! This recognition highlights the incredible contributions that the labs have made and continue to make to the art of story telling. We are proud to collaborate with this vital part of the industry.
David Dart, NFL Films staff cinematographer
The questions are in and the answers are back! A big Thank You to NFL Films cinematographer Dave Dart for taking the time during playoffs to answer questions from our readers! You all came up with some great ones with topics including focus pulling, film stock preference, shooting style, and the romanticism of football on film.
There's a reason NFL Films has won over 100 Emmy® awards, and here's a sneak peak at how they do it!
(L-R) Kodak's Bob Mastronardi, honoree Carmin Petramale, Steven Poster ASC, honoree VanNessa Namlunas and Dejan Georgevich ASC at the International Cinematographers Guild’s annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards
The 2013 winners of the International Cinematographers Guild Emerging Cinematographer Awards have gotten to see their work on the big screen with showings in Los Angeles, New York and the Ojai Film Festival. Most recently, the winning short films screened at the 2013 edition of Camerimage in Poland. Here’s a look at how VanNessa Manlunas and Camrin Petramale relied on film to tell their stories:
King of Norway / VanNessa Manlunas Manlunas, a second assistant based in Los Angeles, knew she was lucky when she began talks with writer-director Sylvia Sether for the autobiographical short film King of Norway, where Sether made it clear that she only saw her story being shot on film.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when the industry converges in Park City, Utah, to celebrate independent filmmaking. The Sundance and Slamdance film festivals showcase some of the most unique and creative storytelling of our time. And the filmmakers, whose movies are featured, as well as attendees, embody the spirit that both festivals nurture.
Kodak is proud to yet again be at the festivals, joining the filmmakers reveling in the indie spotlight.
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!