The StoryBoard Blog

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!

Alyson Shurtliff & Matt Stoffel (aka: The Web Team)

We Make Film.

We Make Film

Yes it’s a simple statement.  But it is important to remind everyone that YOU, the industry, make it possible.   We know that you have choices.  We are proud to be considered your partner in this industry and to continue to be able to provide you with a creative choice.

Cinema Tools for iOS – Aspect Ratio

Cinema Tools
Cinema Tools: Aspect Ratio

This new app allows you to select a photo from your device and overlay it with 35mm 2-Perf, 3-Perf, 4-perf and 16mm motion picture film formats and popular aspect ratios.  Download this free app to see how different aspect ratios affect your shots.

The Amazing Spiderman 2

Talk about Amazing!  Second unit director of photography Bruce McCleery took over Kodak’s hometown (Rochester, NY) for 10 days to shoot an intense chase and crash sequence for this upcoming Columbia Pictures film.  It was truly a thrill to host a little bit of Hollywood and show our appreciation to the film crew!


Bruce McCleery and Andy Evenski
Second Unit Director of Photography Bruce McCleery and Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group


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

Laboratory Locator Redesign

Lab Locator
Lab Locator

Connecting filmmakers with laboratories. Visitors can now search for motion picture film laboratories throughout the world using Kodak’s updated user experience incorporating the popular Google Maps API for a familiar look and feel.

Browse the map using the customary panning and zooming capabilities, or fill out the search fields to target results specific to your needs.


INCAMERA Magazine Online

This is the definitive source for all the details, interviews, and behind the scenes info on productions shot on KODAK Motion Picture Film. In 2013 we moved The Storyboard Blog and ONFILM Interviews into the online version of INCAMERA to provide readers with a unified experience for all our editorial content.  We also made it even easier to read – right from your inbox!  It’s now available as a quarterly email so will never miss out.  We know you’ve enjoyed reading it!  Here are the top three articles visited this past year!

The Storyboard

Our blog.  We talk about a variety of topics including our perspective on Kodak news, industry events and showcasing interesting work.  This year we also had a lot of corporate news to share to keep you informed on the US  Ch. 11 proceedings  and those blogs  proved to be some of our most popular.  Guess everyone liked to know that Kodak’s future includes film!


Dan Mindel on the set of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. (Photo: Jaimie Trueblood)
Dan Mindel on the set of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. (Photo: Jaimie Trueblood)


Ask a Filmmaker Series

David Dart, NFL Films staff cinematographer

Introduced in 2012, Kodak’s Ask a Filmmaker Series gives you the opportunity to ask cinematographers your burning questions about lighting, stock choice, and more! Michael Slovis, ASC (Breaking Bad), and Michal Goi, ASC (American Horror Story) participated last year.

In 2013 we are pleased to continue the series with award winning NFL Films cinematographer Dave Dart. Be sure to send in your question at

Click here to see the full series.


KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219
KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219

This is our home base. It is THE source for all Kodak motion picture film product information, information on worldwide news and events, and valuable filmmaking resources like the Essential Reference Guide and the Cinematographer’s Field Guide.

Camera Films

KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219

Productions on Kodak Motion Picture Film

Social Media

Yeah… we got that covered.  Everyone has a preference and our personal favorite channel is Twitter. We never underestimate the global reach of this channel and also appreciate the personal real-time dialog.  Keep sharing all of your experiences and the status of your productions. We love seeing your photos and footage! We look forward to connecting with you on all of your favorite channels in the New Year.

Social Media