Happy 50th Birthday Super 8!
We’re celebrating a very special birthday this year – Super 8 is turning 50!
The 68th Cannes International Film Festival Hits the Croisette!
Filmmakers are pouring in from around the world for the 68th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival begins May 15 and runs until May 24, filling the sun-soaked streets by the Mediterranean Sea.
Kodak’s long history with Cannes continues this year, as several of the festival’s films were shot on Kodak, including:
Carol , directed by Todd Haynes with Ed Lachman, ASC taking on cinematography duties, is in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or award. The story takes place in New York in the 1950s where Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), an employee in a Manhattan department store, develops a relationship with Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), a woman trapped in a failing marriage. Carol is one of IndieWire’s 10 Cannes Movies they are “Most Excited to See.” The combination of Haynes storytelling and directing mojo with actresses, along with Lachman’s artistic visuals, should make this a must-see when it hits theaters.
Director Todd Haynes and star Cate Blanchett on the set of CAROL © 2015 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.
Cate Blanchett stars in CAROL © 2015 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.
Son of Saul , also competing for the Palme d’Or, follows Saul Ausländer, a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz who is forced to assist Nazis in their extermination efforts. Saul discovers a corpse he believes to be his son, and seeks to rescue the boy’s body from the flames and offer him a proper burial. The film was directed by László Nemes and photographed by Mátyás Erdély. Son of Saul is also on the “Most Excited to See” list by IndieWire.
Filmmaker Tasha Waldron uses the Bolex Camera
In the late 1980s, in Ottawa, Canada, 12 filmmakers driven by a passion for, and a dedication to, emulsion-based independent filmmaking began The Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa Incorporated (IFCO). IFCO is the youngest of nearly 13 film production centers across Canada, but its vigor in promoting and ensuring comprehensive film training for its members is as strong as ever.
“We believe that there are ample resources for digital artists and producers,” says IFCO Executive Director Patrice James, “and so as our mission, vision, and values dictate, we will continue to create opportunities whereby emulsion based filmmaking is proliferated. We’ve only included digital in post and projection, but not in production.”
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.
Opening Ceremony's Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
Opening Ceremony's designers and co-founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are celebrating photography with their new collection that debuts at New York Fashion Week. Their collection features the early photography of renowned film director Spike Jonze, capturing the skateboard, BMX, music, and film subcultures of which Jonze was an integral part. It also honors the Kodak brand with a select capsule collection. This capsule embodies Kodak’s classic logo in bold, primary-color graphics on T-shirts and on jersey or fleece separates. Both Carol and Humberto told us why they wanted to honor their friend Spike and collaborate with Kodak:
What were your thoughts on integrating the different elements of Spike Jonze’s photography and the Kodak logo into your new collection? Carol & Humberto: We wanted to celebrate photography with this collection. When we had the opportunity to delve into Spike's archives, we were inspired by the beauty of classic film photography, the painstaking process of capturing moments, and that excitement a picture-taker feels when reviewing proofs to see what the lens caught and selecting that perfect image to print. There is something about that spontaneity and surprise that we love, and the quality of images on film is so unlike anything else. We've always been a fan of the art and looking through Spike's work. Exploring his narrative in and translating that format into a collection was an exciting process that was compounded by our collaboration with Kodak. We have always appreciated Kodak's devotion and longstanding history with photography.