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SPOTLIGHT ON LABS: Cinelab London and Vision Globale

Published on website: October 08, 2014
Categories: Focus on Post
Negative is prepared at VISION GLOBALE

Cinelab London

In June of 2013, co-owners Adrian Bull and John Mahtani acquired a film lab that had been in operation for 37 years. Identifying a need in the London marketplace for a full-service film facility with an eye towards the future, they rebranded the company Cinelab and never looked back. Their mission – to deliver high-quality, reliable film processing services and enhanced digital solutions, ensuring that content creators in the UK and Europe can confidently choose film as part of their creative pallet.

Today, Cinelab London is flourishing and has expanded to provide a complete service offering for film clients. “What we acquired was purely a photochemical lab, primarily focused on trailers,” says Bull, who also serves as managing director. “We knew we needed to reimagine and reinvent the business in order to survive. Extending our service sector into commercials, features, and high-end broadcast dramas was a first step, but beyond that, we needed to deliver the digital services that allow people to get in and out of film as needed.

Belling Hits the Right Notes for Songs She Wrote About People She Knows

Published on website: October 08, 2014
Categories: VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219 , VISION3 50D Color Negative Film 5203/7203

Since Amy Belling’s first film premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival, she has been both a producer and cinematographer. Belling finds an ease and a challenge in playing dual roles. On her most recent endeavor, the musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows, it was par for the course.

“My producer brain never shuts off completely,” she explains. “It can be a hindrance to the creative process of directing and cinematography, but on the flip side, being a producer, and having built the budget and negotiated most of the vendor deals, it can be a huge asset in troubleshooting.”

The Imitation Game: Óscar Faura Paints a Period Drama

(L-R) Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Allen Leech star in The Imitation Game. (photo by Jack English)

Mathematician, cryptanalyst and computer science pioneer Alan Turing was tasked by British intelligence during World War II to break the Germans’ nearly impenetrable message coding system – the Enigma machine. His success enabled the Allies to turn the war tide, but tragedy befell Turing and he ultimately committed suicide at the age of 41.

The Weinstein Company brings Turing’s complex story to the screen in The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and featuring Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Matthew Goode. To capture the visuals, director Morten Tyldum selected Óscar Faura (The Orphanage, Anna) based on his photography of the 2012 Thailand tsunami tale The Impossible.

Kaminski Chooses Kodak for The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in "The Judge" a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Claire Folger. Copyright: © 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Janusz Kaminski is a two-time OSCAR® winner who is best known for his many collaborations with Steven Spielberg, including Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, Munich, War Horse and Lincoln. Kaminski’s credits also include such memorable films as The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jerry Maguire and How Do You Know.

When Kaminski chooses a project to shoot outside of his collaboration with Spielberg, he is selective. Recently, he brought his keen eye and gift for visual storytelling to The Judge, a feature film for director David Dobkin. The film opened the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

ICG's  Emerging Cinematographer Awards

Published on website: October 07, 2014
Categories: The StoryBoard Blog
Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group, presents Michael Goi, ASC, ISC with the Kodak Cinematography Mentor of the Year Award.

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) recently hosted the 2014 edition of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) in Los Angeles. Kodak was proud to take part as a founding sponsor and supporter of the ECAs since their inception 18 years ago.

This year, 10 short films were selected from almost 90 submissions. The ICG’s special awards included the presentation of the Kodak Cinematography Mentor of the Year Award to Michael Goi, ASC, ISC. Also honored were John Bailey, ASC as the cinematography journalist of the year, and Judy Irola, ASC for excellence in cinematography education.