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Lorraine O'Grady's Kodachrome Art

Published on website: June 26, 2015
Categories: Conferences and Shows , The StoryBoard Blog

Lorraine O'Grady
Rivers, First Draft: The Debauchees dance in place, and the Woman in Red catches up to them
1982/2015
Digital C-print
Edition of 8 with 2 AP
16h x 20w in
Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York
© 2015 Lorraine O'Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

While the majority of pictures taken these days are stored on smartphones and social media channels, artists continue to use film to express themselves in ways that digital cannot.

Lorraine O’Grady’s show at Alexander Gray Associates in New York City consists of two bodies of work: photographic prints produced by Kodak from the performance Rivers, First Draft (1982/2015) and selections of collaged poems from the series Cutting Out the New York Times (1977).

Alpha Lab's Mobile Film Processing Laboratory

Published on website: June 12, 2015
Categories: Focus on Post , The StoryBoard Blog

Built in England’s Shepperton Studios, Alpha Grip has designed the first of a series of mobile film processing laboratories. Alpha Lab's 44-foot trailer showcases how mobility in film processing is providing flexibility to filmmakers who choose film. This high-tech facility allows filmmakers to process film on location eliminating the need for daily couriers. It is capable of processing 20,000 ft of film during each 8-hour shift. Alpha Lab works in conjunction with digital dailies companies so the director will know if they got their shot before they leave the location. All chemical waste is collected and disposed of offsite.

Take a look inside the trailer:

Jurassic World Calls for 65 mm Film

CHRIS PRATT is surrounded by raptors in "Jurassic World". Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Copyright: © 2014 Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

John Schwartzman, ASC has more than 35 studio feature films to his credit, including Seabiscuit, which earned him an Oscar® nomination, and The Rock, Armageddon, Saving Mr. Banks, and Dracula Untold – all shot on film. One of the executive producers on his most recent assignment, Jurassic World, was Steven Spielberg. So when Schwartzman proposed shooting on film, it seemed like an obvious choice.

“I had some previous experience shooting very big budget movies in Hawaii, on Pearl Harbor,” he says. “I knew the contrast ratios of day exteriors in Hawaii, and almost everything we were going to shoot in Hawaii was day exterior. We were there for the big vistas and the scope and all of the things that you can’t do on stage. Nothing else was going to capture the 18,000 footcandles in the highlights of the sky, and the 20 footcandles in the shadows of the jungle, in the same shot. I didn’t have to choose to preserve either the highlights or the shadows. I knew that if I placed my exposure where I thought it should be, I was going to have all of that information there. Film was simply the right tool.”

Happy 50th Birthday Super 8!

Published on website: June 01, 2015
Categories: The StoryBoard Blog

Happy 50th Birthday Super 8! 

We’re celebrating a very special birthday this year – Super 8 is turning 50!

Fierberg Translates Entourage to the Big Screen

Photos Copyright: © 2015 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC., RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT LLC, ENTOURAGE HOLDINGS LLC, AND HOME BOX OFFICE, INC. Photos by Claudette Barius. ADRIAN GRENIER, JERRY FERRARA, KEVIN CONNOLLY, JEREMY PIVEN and KEVIN DILLON in ENTOURAGE.

Entourage, the HBO series about a crew of young, working class New Yorkers and their adventures in Hollywood, finished its strong eight-year run in 2011 with a total of 26 Emmy® nominations and numerous wins. Rumors of a feature film began swirling even before the series finale, and by early 2014, with the support of executive producer Mark Wahlberg, cameras rolled. The feature film depicts Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) as he makes his feature directorial debut, and includes the principal cast members reprising their roles, as well as a star-studded list of celebrities making cameo appearances.

The project reunites director/creator Doug Ellin and cinematographer Steven Fierberg, ASC. Fierberg (The Affair, Secretary, Love and Other Drugs) shot the first 25 episodes of the show, setting a distinctive look that was built around the ensemble nature of most scenes, subtly underscoring a blend of comedy and drama that audiences loved.