Scene from Ephraim’s Rescue © Remember Films/used by permission
T.C. Christensen, ASC has made close to 40 feature films and countless shorts and documentaries over the last four decades. The cinematographer-director has been following his passion for filmmaking since high school, when he started shooting with a 16mm Bolex camera, and fostered that ambition with an “opportunity meets preparation” attitude.
Most recently, Christensen finished a labor of love called Ephraim’s Rescue, which tells the true story of Ephraim Hanks, who like most teenage boys, only cares about himself, but finds his way in life, and eventually provides relief and rescue to the suffering Martin Handcart Company pioneers who were caught in Wyoming’s early winter storms in the fall of 1856.
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!
HENRY CAVILL as Superman in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action adventure "MAN OF STEEL," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Clay Enos
This weekend, just in time for Father’s Day, the much-anticipated return of Superman comes to the big screen. It is the story of a man with two fathers, and two sets of histories. For this installment, Zack Snyder took the helm with cinematography duties performed by Amir Mokri.
In Man of Steel, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. He journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Henry Cavil plays the legendary hero.
Summer officially kicks into gear in Hollywood this month with some of the most-anticipated blockbuster movies beginning to hit screens. Here, at Kodak, we’re not only excited to see what’s in store for the crew on the Enterprise, and the adventures of Tonto and the Lone Ranger--but we’re also proud to have worked with many of the filmmakers behind the movies, and supported them with Kodak products and services.
We’ll be rolling out in-depth stories and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks around this summer’s hottest films here on our website. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the creative process, and experience for yourself the difference that film makes in the art and craft of moviemaking at a theater near you.
Shooting a scene for La Grande Bellezza(photo by Gianni Fiorito)
Shortly to be shown in competition at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival (May 15-26) is La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), a feature film written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. The film is the fifth collaboration between Sorrentino and cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, and coincidentally the fifth Sorrentino movie to be invited to participate in the Cannes Film Festival.
La Grande Bellezza is set and filmed in Rome and looks at the Eternal City through the jaded eyes of writer/journalist Jep Gambardella (Tony Servillo), whose personal stories about Roman nobility, actors, fallen aristocrats, intellectuals, social climbers and high-class criminals come to life in the most beautiful villas, sumptuous apartments and verdant terraces of Rome, rather like a modern-day Babylon. Rome is a silent protagonist in this film, brooding and beautiful, like a quiet heroine.