Tag Archives: Kodak

Tatara Samurai: Film on Film

By Yasuaki Mitsuwa Director Yoshinari Nishikôri and Cinematographer Akira Sako, JSC recently completed the feature Tatara Samurai. This interview took place at the Imagica head office in Tokyo after the first screening of the film in April.     FILM AND DIGITAL TIMES JAPAN (FDTJ): Tell us about the film Tatara Samurai. DIRECTOR YOSHINARI NISHIKÔRI (N): “Tatara” is a unique… read more…

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Vive le Film

Reports from around the world show that film is alive and well and living and thriving in Tokyo and Paris. Masa Yasumoto of Sanwa reports 4 motion picture film labs in Tokyo, and “We still rent film cameras… and some customers can shoot cheaper on film than with digital cameras.” Alexander Bscheidl called with exciting news from Vantage Paris about their recent workshop with Kodak and Film Factory: “We shot on film in 16mm and 35mm, spherical and anamorphic. The film was processed at Film Factory while we had lunch, and by 2:30 pm we were looking at dailies and grading shortly after that. It was wonderfully quick.” read more…

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Kodak: What Now?

Andrew Evenski, President, Entertainment & Commercial Films, Kodak, said: “Kodak has announced its emergence from Chapter 11 restructuring, and the motion picture film business will continue to be part of the company’s future. We are manufacturing film, we’ve inked contracts with six studios. Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging represents a stable and profitable division of the company. Moving forward, I am confident in our ongoing ability to provide value to the motion picture and television industries, which has been our honor to serve for so many years.” read more…


The Envelopes Please

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines and get your gowns or tuxes ready for the awards season. In Arthur Mayer’s film class at Dartmouth we placed bets. The winner got a prized copy of Arthur’s “History of the Movies.” Times have changed. We now look for patterns in technique and technology. This list comes from many sources and will be… read more…

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35mm 4-perf Film Anamorphic 1.3x 16:9

Sebastien Gonon reports from Paris about shooting a major campaign of shampoo commercials on 35mm film (Kodak Vision3) with ARRI 435 cameras using anamorphic lenses (Hawk V-Lite 1.3x squeeze). Vantage Paris supplied the camera and lens package.  The concept was atmosphere and mood: girl walking, meeting a guy, a hug, beauty, Paris. To help define the look, agency, client and… read more…

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Leica and Kodak Articles in Spanish

Two Film and Digital Times articles in Spanish: “Interview with Leica’s Dr. Andreas Kaufmann” and “Tour of Kodak.” The Leica article was translated by Delfí Reinoso from Barcelona on the Leicaeme.com Website (12/2011). Leicaeme.com is a collaborative project of people involved in the Leica (en Español) Flickr group. Leica users are everywhere. The Leicaforum is in English, German and Russian; Summilux.net is in French; Leica Forum and Red Dot Forum… read more…

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Angénieux at Cannes

Thales-Angénieux was busy at the Cannes Film Festival last month, unveiling a new lens and new logo with colors that matched the red carpet. Angénieux showed the new Optimo 45-120 mm T2.8 lightweight zoom on Thursday, May 12 at a demo conducted in the CST booth from 12 to 3 pm. This is the third in the line of lightweight… read more…

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December Issue now online for Subscribers

Our 96 page December Issue 36-38 of Film and Digital Times is now online. Subscribers: click on the MEMBERS tab, above. The print edition has gone to press. It will be in the mail soon. Our cover says “Converging Worlds.” Although convergence and 3D certainly has everyone’s attention, this is the historic year of convergence and collision between consumer and professional… read more…

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A Cinematographer’s Tour of Kodak

I was recently invited to take a whirlwind tour of Kodak in Rochester, compressing a hundred years of film manufacturing progress into a few fascinating hours. This report could be called, “My Trip to Kodak.” It  is not intended to be a technical treatise on how to build your own film factory. My intent was to illuminate the process of film… read more…


FDTimes New Issue 32+33 Now Online

Film and Digital Times Mid-Year Cine Gear 2010 Edition (issue 32+33) is now online for subscribers. We will be all over Cine Gear. Visit us at Booth # 126 for a complimentary paper copy. See you there: June 4-5.www.cinegearexpo.com

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Kodak App

Kodak’s new Film Calculator and Glossary is now available as a free download from the iTunes App Store. It helps you calculate the running time for any length of film in any format. It also tells you how much film you’ll need for a specific amount of time. To use the Film Calculator, enter the information you know: format, length,… read more…

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