Alyson Shurtliff

Best of the Web 2013

Published on website: December 20, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

It’s that time of the year when one looks back and reflects on the things that are important and meaningful.  And for us – it’s you filmmakers!  We are both 3rd generation Kodakers and feel it’s a true honor and joy to interact with you on social media every day.  We share your passion for film and are excited to be a part of your camera test, color grading session, festival premier, and awards celebrations.

So as you take time out to reflect back on 2013, here’s a reminder of amazing stories and new mobile tools shared with you and because of you!

Why Film Is So Haunting

Published on website: October 24, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

Film is the “trick” for filmmakers who are tasked with “treating” audiences to the spooky, supernatural world of vampires, zombies and ghosts! From big screen scares to TV terror, film is the medium that creatives are choosing to bring chilling, bloodcurdling stories to “real” life.

FX’s American Horror Story is this year’s most Emmy®-nominated program. The third installment, AHS: Coven, is being shot on Kodak film by Michael Goi, ASC on locations in New Orleans. “Shooting with film gives me the freedom to move really quickly with the cameras, unencumbered by trails of cables and the technical stuff that can slow the process down,” he says. “Film also allows me to really push the envelope in terms of how dark I want to go, knowing that there is always a lot more detail on the negative.” Watch Michael and director/co-executive producer breakdown the look for AHS: Coven in this video.

Spotlight on Labs: IMAGICA WEST Corp.

Published on website: June 25, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Lab and Post Production , The StoryBoard Blog
Hiromi Inatsuchi, president of IMAGICA WEST, a subsidiary of IMAGICA Corp.

We know filmmakers today have many creative choices. We also want to let you know that we are working closely with the labs to maintain quality processing and printing for our loyal customers who continue to choose film.

Today we kick off a blog series that will highlight the many positive changes that are occurring on the lab scene today.

Kodak Vision Award Honors Women in Film

Published on website: June 21, 2013
Categories: Alyson Shurtliff , Awards , Industry , The StoryBoard Blog
Rachel Morrison and Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan enjoying the WIF Awards. Photo by Mark Davis 2013 Getty Images

Last week, Rachel Morrison took home the 2013 Kodak Vision Award at the WIF Crystal + Lucy Awards. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.

“We are honored to recognize Rachel alongside Women In Film at this prestigious event,” says Kodak’s Lorette Bayle. “This award pays tribute to her creativity as well as her resolve to succeed. We admire her passion, and willingness to assist the next generation.”

Her passion and leadership shines through in her acceptance speech. Here's a few exceprts:


Published on website: June 20, 2013
Categories: 35mm , Alyson Shurtliff , Feature Films , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

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!