The 30th UFVF/Kodak Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants are open

Kodak and the UFVF (The University Film and Video Foundation) have announced that the 30th UFVF/KODAK Student Filmmaking and Cinematography Grants are open. Submit your film (no entry fee) to win cash prizes and Kodak Motion Picture products. The UFVF (The University Film and Video Foundation) is a not-for-profit corporation that engages in and promotes … Read more

Apply for the 2020-21 CineCampus for a chance to shoot your short film on 35mm

The 2020-21 CineCampus will take place this summer from 25 July to 5 August in the town of  Catania in Sicily, Italy. The programme includes a series of intensive workshops, masterclasses, lectures and the shooting of 10 short films.  Given the circumstances dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the original dates have been postponed. It is open to the participation of 10 … Read more

COPA90 and Mind partner to create 16mm film exploring football’s impact on mental health

As two million grassroots footballers in the UK count down the days to return of amateur sport on 29th March, COPA90 and Mind have partnered to reveal a unique film exploring the impact of the beautiful game on the nation’s mental health. Sunday, a three-minute spot shot entirely on 16mm film and directed by Charlie … Read more

Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day

Splash Of Colour Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day Splash Of Colour Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day Director Hlynur Palmason’s second feature, A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur), shot on Kodak in widescreen 2-perf Super35mm, is a story of heart-rending grief, revenge and unconditional love. While the film’s title … Read more

Cooke Anamorphic/i primes help make Vice visually sing

Over the 50 years chronicled in Adam McKay’s Vice, cinematographer Greig Fraser ACS ASC had the challenges of photographing actors playing characters twice their age – with intense prosthetics, make-up and hair – whilst also making a potentially dull series of office-based scenes into a visually interesting story for audiences. To accomplish this feat, Fraser … Read more

Remembering Martin Hammond – The Filmmaker’s Friend

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Martin Hammond, who was well-known around the industry, a true friend of filmmakers far and wide, and a most valued supporter of British Cinematographer Magazine. Tragically, Martin suffered a heart attack on Wednesday 7th February whilst driving to Bristol on the M4 motorway. … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … Read more

Gaffer Jonny Franklin on Phantom Thread

We recently caught up with Jonny Franklin, gaffer on Paul Thomas Anderson’s much talked about new movie Phantom Thread, and learnt how he solved some key lighting problems during the production. “We faced many challenges on Phantom Thread: one of the trickiest locations was the Georgian property on Fitzroy Square, known in the film as … Read more

Digital Orchard delivers dailies workflow on Murder On The Orient Express

Prior to Dunkirk, a film hadn’t been shot fully on 65mm film in the United Kingdom since 1996. A victim of the race for quicker, cheaper filmmaking, the large format medium was left behind in the 1990s. However, at the same time that director Christopher Nolan selected large format capture for Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh also … Read more

Kodak Film Lab London opens at Pinewood

Kodak Film Lab London is now fully-operational in the Ken Adam Building at Pinewood Studios. Kodak and Pinewood have signed a long-term collaboration agreement on the facility, which will offer comprehensive 16mm, 35mm and 65mm colour negative processing. The move to support the use of physical film in motion picture and television has been made … Read more

Alec Mills BSC

Technical Master Clapperboard / Alec Mills BSC Technical Master Clapperboard / Alec Mills BSC Notable cinematographer Alec Mills BSC has been responsible for the look of many well-known movies, which include The McKenzie Break (1970), Death On The Nile (1978), Return Of The Jedi (1983), Christopher Columbus (1992), and worked on no fewer than seven … Read more

Contemplations from Cannes

Contemplations from Cannes 2017 Special Report / Richard Andry AFC Contemplations from Cannes 2017 Special Report / Richard Andry AFC We decided there was nobody better-placed to give us the inside, cinematographic track on the 70th Cannes Film Festival than Richard Andry AFC, president of the French Society of Cinematographers. “Every year Cannes becomes the … Read more

Kodak and Pinewood Collaborate to Support Film Processing

Kodak and Pinewood, two of the international screen industry’s most iconic brands, have announced that they will align to support the use of physical film in motion picture and television production. Kodak has signed a 5-year lease on part of the Ken Adam Building at Pinewood Studios in the UK to establish a new film … Read more

Kodak Film celebrates film resurgence during awards season

This year nine movies, variously captured on Kodak 35mm and 16mm filmstocks, received 29 Academy Award nominations. Nine of the 14 Motion Picture Golden Globes were also captured on Kodak celluloid, and eight movies captured on film received no fewer than 34 BAFTA nominations. The titles included La La Land (DP Linus Sandgren FSF), Fences … Read more

Kodak Film Celebrates 29 Academy Award© Nominations

Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment, is proud to celebrate a total of 29 Academy Award nominations for movies shot on KODAK film. “La La Land,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Jackie,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Loving,” “Silence,” “Suicide Squad” and “Hail Caesar!” were all captured on KODAK 35mm and 16mm Motion Picture Film stock. On … Read more

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Nocturnal Animals

Mind games Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Nocturnal Animals Mind games Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Nocturnal Animals Stand by. You are going to get weirded-out. Tom Ford’s psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals  is coming to a screen near you soon. Amy Adams stars as Susan, an LA art gallery proprietor, who becomes haunted by a … Read more

Film revival gets epic boost with new 65mm facilities in the UK

The revival of real film has received an additional boost with the news that large format Kodak 65mm film processing facilities have opened in the UK. Twentieth Century Fox’s Murder On The Orient Express, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and shot by cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos BSC, will be one of the first productions to use the … Read more

Rodrigo Prieto AMC ASC receives Kodak Mentor award

DP Rodrigo Prieto AMC ASC (The Wolf Of Wall Street) received Kodak’s Cinematography Mentor of the Year award, at the recent International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards, held at the ASC clubhouse in Hollywood. Mexico-born Prieto came to the attention of Hollywood for his cinematography on Amores Perros for director Alejandro González Iñárritu. … Read more

Kodak acquires i-dallies as part of ongoing support to the film industry

Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the motion picture film industry is increasing as film production continues to grow and gain momentum. Film processing laboratories are an integral part of the motion picture imaging chain and the ability to offer creative choice to filmmakers is imperative to them. As part of Kodak’s continued support, Kodak has acquired … Read more

International Artists Breathe New Life Into The Classic Medium

Real film is back. With multiple premieres at the 2016 CANNES Film Festival shot on Kodak film, including four features in competition, as well as increased investment across the motion picture film production ecosystem, 2016 marks the moment when film is not only still a viable creative choice, but thriving again. Speaking at the Festival, … Read more