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Industry News: Kodak Rebuilds Filmmaking Infrastructure

PDNPULSE   Thursday May 25, 2017

Kodak motion picture film was famously saved from what looked like certain death by a coterie of high-profile filmmakers who lobbied studios in 2014 to place long-term orders with Kodak to keep film alive. But it’s still difficult for productions to find locations to process said film. Now, notes PDN, Kodak is working to rectify that by slowly building, leasing and partnering with facilities in major production cities to process its motion picture film.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: The Art of the Stone Carver

Vimeo   Thursday May 25, 2017

“This isn’t the renaissance anymore, stone isn’t a primary building material anymore. Why would you go into an industry — why would you go into a profession — that is expensive and takes a lot of time?” So says Anna Rubincam a contemporary stone carver who is the subject of a short documentary from London-based filmmaking duo Jack Webber & Tommaso Di Paola, aka Eyes & Ears. The doc follows Rubicam as she creates a portrait from start to finish.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Harness the Power of Natural Sounds

nofilmschool   Thursday May 25, 2017

Most film productions consist of several main audio elements: voiceover (narration or on-camera), music, SFX, and natural sound — which is often the most overlooked of the four. But, notes NoFilmSchool, ambiance plays a vital role films, whether documentary or narrative, and natural sounds can be a important tool for bringing visuals to life. NFS has four tips for harnessing the power of natural sounds, starting with this: Use a wild mic.   Read the full Story >>

Time-Lapse: Capturing a Rare Grand Canyon Phenomenon

Vimeo   Thursday May 25, 2017

As part of his series SKYGLOW — a video project about light pollution in North America — filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovi turned his cameras on the Grand Canyon. And by doing so, notes Creators, he managed to capture a rare full cloud inversion, which occurs when cold air is trapped in the canyon's gorges and topped by a layer of warm air. Mehmedinovi shot the time lapse with Canon 5DSR and 5DIII cameras and Canon lenses, adds DIY Photography.   Read the full Story >>

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