The time is now! As Pablo Picasso once said, ‘Action is the foundational key to all success.’
At a recent informal symposium – hosted by the passionate, award-winning writer-producer-director Christopher Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, and sponsored by the Getty Research Institute – the importance of taking action to preserve today’s moving images was brought to bear.
(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.
The end of the year brings great films to the big screen. It has become one of the best times to go to the theater, and not just because it is too cold to do anything else. The studios release many of the films that will compete for Oscars®.
A number of the movies releasing this winter were made on Kodak film. We take great pride in continuing to partner with some of the world’s most talented filmmakers. Like you, we look forward to seeing their creations on the big screen. A sampling of the list includes:
A recent campaign to reinstate Super 16mm film for broadcast in Europe has resulted in victory with all major UK broadcasters agreeing to accept programs originated on the format.
“This is an exciting resolution for filmmakers, who now have complete freedom to choose the right aesthetic format for telling their stories,” notes Andrew Evenski, president and GM of Kodak’s Entertainment & Commercial Films division. “Storytellers understand the power of 16mm film, and can take full advantage of the beauty, flexibility and budget-friendly benefits that this format offers.”
Several weeks ago I embarked on my new role as Film Laboratory & Studio Relationship Manager. No doubt, we have all observed some significant changes in image capture and distribution formats, particularly in the last couple of years. And we have seen these changes impact the supporting film infrastructure, such as laboratories.
But our recent assessment of labs has revealed that there is an impressive 111 motion picture labs globally that commercially offer processing for 35mm color negative film. We counted over 100 labs still offering 16mm negative development, and exactly 100 of these labs also offer 35mm color print development.