Appalachian Drama Little Accidents Captured on Kodak Film

Published on website: November 08, 2013
Categories: 2-Perf , 35mm , Feature Films , The StoryBoard Blog

In a small American coal town, the disappearance of a boy draws a young miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive and a local 14-year-old together in a web of secrets.

Legendary Ska Band Strange Tenants Captured on Kodak Film

Published on website: October 16, 2013
Categories: 2-Perf , The StoryBoard Blog

Strange Tenants, the band many consider to be the godfathers of Australian ska, recently released a new music video “Who Mines the Riches.” The band dedicated the song to miners around the world, as a salute to the difficult work and conditions they deal with day in and day out. All the members of Strange Tenants come from working class backgrounds, and celebrating the working class culture is a continuing theme in their music.

The video was produced-directed by Jeff Bird, and photographed by cinematographer Edward Goldner. It was shot on location at an abandoned gold mine in Smeaton, Victoria.

 Rocker Jack White Insists on Film

Published on website: March 21, 2013
Categories: 2-Perf , Television , Focus On Film , VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219
Jack White and Conan O’Brien. Photo credit: Will Becton/Team Coco

Kees Van Oostrum, ASC got an interesting call recently from producer Richard Middleton, whose credits include The Artist and Hitchcock. “Richard and I go way back, and he often calls me when he has something unusual or challenging,” says Van Oostrum. The EMMY®-nominated cinematographer has compiled more than 70 narrative credits, including Gods and Generals, Return to Lonesome Dove, and the forthcoming Civil War-set feature Copperhead.

Middleton told Van Oostrum about an interview project for Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O’Brien, a non-comedic chat show on O’Brien’s website. The interview subject was to be the GRAMMY-winning musician/producer Jack White.

The X’s and O’s of Silver Linings Playbook

Published on website: February 14, 2013
Categories: 2-Perf , 35mm , Feature Films , The StoryBoard Blog
(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER, Director DAVID O. RUSSELL and JENNIFER LAWRENCE on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

Director-writer David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook has been delighting audiences and critics since winning the audience award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. It’ turned out to be a precursor for what was to come as the movie has gone on to be one of the most celebrated films this awards season. The movie has garnered recognition from the Golden Globes, BAFTA, PGA, WGA, SAG, and eight Academy Award® nominations.

Silver Linings Playbook was photographed on 35mm, 2-perf by Masanobu Takayanagi and he primarily used KODAK VISION3 Color Negative Film 5219 and 5213. The cinematographer and Russell decided early on to give the actors “360-degrees’ for their performances, making many of the camera movements spontaneous. Their game plan proved to be the right one, as Silver Linings Playbook is the first film in over 30 years to have Oscar® nominations in all four acting categories.

CHOICES - A Film Format for Every Budget

Published on website: November 14, 2012
Categories: 16mm , 2-Perf , 3-Perf , 35mm , Alyson Shurtliff , Film Capabilities , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

Whether it’s setting the benchmark for image quality or ensuring that image lives on far into the future, film delivers. The best part? You’ve got choices to best fit your project!

35mm 4-perf, 3-perf, 2-perf, and 16mm are all proven capable formats. Here’s an infographic we’ve pulled together to make it easier to see the benefits.