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Cinderella: A Disney Classic Brought to Life

Kenneth Branagh, Haris Zambarloukos, BSC and Lily James on the set of Disney’s live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. (Photos by Jonathan Olley, ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Together, Haris Zambarloukos, BSC and Kenneth Branagh have made the otherworldly Marvel pic Thor, the stylish Michael Caine vehicle Sleuth, and the spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Each of those projects also was made on 35mm film. Their latest collaboration, a live-action update of Disney’s Cinderella, adds yet another completely different project to their body of work.

When he got the call, Zambarloukos was initially hesitant. “When I read the script, I began to realize what a great opportunity it was,” he says. “It’s an ancient, timeless story with versions in many cultures. Within Disney’s version of the tale is a tragic orphan story that is almost Dickensian. And after our first meeting, I realized why Ken wanted to do it – it’s a chance to make a classic, the first of its kind, in a new way. It’s a big responsibility.”

Insight: Senior Colorist Mark Griffith – on Film Restoration

Published on website: March 02, 2015
Categories: Q and A
Scene from Oklahoma! Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Color grading has been Mark Griffith’s mandate for almost 30 years. He began as a colorist, specializing in award-winning commercials and visual effects at Optimus in Chicago then at Command Post & Transfer in Toronto. At the time, secondaries were still fairly new, there were no windows and no way to store a list. Even tape-to-tape color passes were a matter of trial and error. As the industry evolved, so did Griffith. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and expanded on his commercial experience, adding trailers and feature film projects to his growing credit list.

For 10 years now, Griffith has been a member of the FotoKem team. Since 2010, he has worked on a number of important restoration projects, including three major 4K film restorations: The Sound of Music for its 45th anniversary, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady, on the occasion of their 60th and 50th anniversaries, respectively, last year.

The Search Finds a Bleach Bypass Look

Published on website: February 25, 2015
Categories: Focus On Film , VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219
Maksim Emelyanov plays Koila in The Search (photo @Wild Bunch)

Guillaume Schiffman’s pitch-perfect black-and-white cinematography on The Artist brought him BAFTA, BSC and IFP Spirit Awards, as well as OSCAR® and ASC Award nominations in 2012. The Artist, which Schiffman called “a souvenir of the films of the 1920s,” brought home five OSCARS®, including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius.

But when Schiffman and Hazanavicius reteamed for The Search, they knew a completely different approach was in order.

Awards Season Shines with Movies on KODAK Film

Published on website: February 12, 2015
Categories: Focus On Film

With the 87th Oscars® around the corner and the culmination of the awards season at hand, we wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on the movies that chose KODAK Film to create the visuals that have captured audiences and critics worldwide.

Kodak is honored to have an extensive history with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Since their first ceremony was held in 1929, an overwhelming majority of Oscar®-winning movies have been created on Kodak film. We are also proud of the fact that all of the Best Picture winners at the Film Independent Spirit Awards have been shot on film.

Kodak Hits the Runway with new Opening Ceremony Collection

Published on website: February 10, 2015
Categories: The StoryBoard Blog
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.