Kevin Snelson of The Why We Love
Winter is taking hold in the northern hemisphere and temperatures have dropped below freezing. With snow on the ground here in Kodak’s hometown, we figured there was no better time to share some heartwarming films from Super 8mm and 16mm wedding cinematographers The Why We Love.
Calling California home, Kevin and Danielle Snelson have been documenting weddings for years. We recently spoke with them about their craft and they shared details on their obsession with film and what motivates them to create such beautiful memories. It’s our pleasure to introduce The Why We Love!
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!
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:
Indie filmmakers are reaping the rewards -- or perhaps more correctly, awards – when they shoot their stories on film! 2013 has seen much success for the indie film market, and Kodak is proud to have been a part of many of those productions.
(L-R) MICHAEL B. JORDAN, OCTAVIA SPENCER and Director RYAN COOGLER on the set of FRUITVALE STATION © 2013 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved
Take for example Fruitvale Station which first began making waves at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Not only was it picked up by The Weinstein Company, it also took home the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.
David Dart, NFL Films staff cinematographer
The 2013 football season is underway, and the crew at NFL Films is busy capturing all the leaping catches, goal line stands, pre-game pep talks, and sideline celebrations. Considered the gold standard of sports filmmaking, NFL Films strives to not just document the game, but to preserve it, and carry on the legacy of all those who have helped make the game what it is today. And motion picture film is part of that legacy.
Since 1962, NFL Films has captured and archived over 100 million feet of 16mm film. Their productions were the first to use ground-level slow motion, shoot sports with 600mm lenses, and to incorporate reverse-angle replays. Can you imagine shooting the Super Bowl handheld with a 1,000-foot magazine and a 50-500mm anamorphic zoom lens? Ever wonder what it is like to capture the fast-moving, hard-hitting action of the NFL? Now is your chance to get full access with NFL Films cinematographer David Dart.