Spider-Man

Dan Mindel Eyes The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," also starring Emma Stone. (Photo By: Niko Tavernise) Copyright: ©2013 CTMG. All Rights Reserved.

Cinematographer Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC is known for lending a sense of realism to big-budget fantasy films like Mission Impossible III; Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. His latest adventure is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in which Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) must face off against a roster of supervillains while trying to work out his adolescent angst. The cast also includes Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, Campbell Scott and Sally Field.

Director Marc Webb returns to the director’s chair, fortified by the success of The Amazing Spider-Man. That film was shot native 3D, but this time around, the origination medium was Kodak 35mm anamorphic film.

Kodak on Set with Bruce McCleery and Second Unit Crew for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Published on website: May 06, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Alyson Shurtliff , Andrew Evenski , Feature Films , Matt Stoffel , Spider-Man , The StoryBoard Blog

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.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Return to Celluloid

Published on website: May 01, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Feature Films , Spider-Man , The StoryBoard Blog
“Sneak Peek” at Spider-Man’s new look from the upcoming film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, set for release May 2, 2014 © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cinematographer Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC is shooting director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is shooting entirely in New York, including Kodak’s hometown of Rochester. Mindel, whose credits include Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, Savages, Mission: Impossible III and Domino, is known for a strong preference for shooting anamorphic 35 mm film, or larger film formats like IMAX and 8-perf 65 mm.

The first installment of the Amazing Spider-Man was shot in native 3D using digital cameras. “On The Amazing Spider-Man 2, they hired me because they wanted to go back to shooting film,” says Mindel. “Marc Webb had seen Star Trek and liked the way it looked. We are halfway through the Spider-Man 2 shoot, and it’s looking really good.”

Spidey Casts His Web on Kodak’s Hometown

Published on website: April 30, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Andrew Evenski , Feature Films , Spider-Man , The StoryBoard Blog
“Sneak Peek” at Spider-Man’s new look from the upcoming film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, set for release May 2, 2014 © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Columbia Pictures is currently shooting sequences of The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2 in Kodak’s hometown of Rochester, New York. The comic book sequel is directed by Marc Webb, photographed by Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC, and is being shot on KODAK VISION3 Color Negative Film.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the cast and crew of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the hometown of motion picture film,” says Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. “Our company is at the very heart of the entertainment industry, so it’s great to see Rochester have the opportunity to host a little bit of Hollywood here.”