Hollywood celebrities are rallying to keep the endangered film company in business. That's good news for Kodak, since similar endorsements have helped revive vinyl records and model trains.
Digital filmmaking has overtaken analog, but there are some directors who refuse to let film stock die out. And so Hollywood studios are stepping in to lend support to Kodak in its time of crisis. Following Fujifilm's shutting down its film stock production last year, Kodak is the only company left that still makes the nearly obsolete medium. Show More Summary
It looks like Hollywood's in for some more Kodak moments.
For many, the difference between film and digital recording isn’t a difference of technology, but one of medium. Movies shot on celluloid film have both tangible and psychological importance to the creators and the movie-watchers, and in the hands of masters, film can still be used to terrific and unique aesthetic effect. Show More Summary
The movie industry has seen its share of struggles as we transition into a digital future, and likely no one has felt the pinch more than film company Kodak. The struggling outfit is getting a life-raft, though, in the form of several studios...
A group of big name Hollywood directors has nudged studio executives into talks with Kodak, negotiating a deal that would keep the company's movie film in production. With support from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and J.J. Abrams, the deal would see studios commit to buying a certain amount of film from Kodak for the next few years. Read more
Hooray for filmmakers! On the same day as Christopher Nolan's birthday, news hits that Kodak has struck a deal with Hollywood movie studios to keep 35mm film alive. For now. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a big story that actually...Show More Summary
Cinephiles have been anticipating the death of celluloid for years now, predictions that seemed on the verge of coming true when Fujifilm closed its motion picture division last year. But Kodak, now the last remaining major company to produce motion-picture film, has received a major bailout courtesy of some prominent film directors/activists. Show More Summary
Celluloid lives to film another day: “After extensive discussions with filmmakers, leading studios and others who recognize the unique artistic and archival qualities of film, we have in place a plan that will enable us to continue production” of film stock, Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke says. Show More Summary
Some Hollywood studios are promising to buy a certain amount of movie film from Eastman Kodak Co. even though most movies and television shows today are shot on digital video.
It's fitting that Fatal Frame: Nuregarasu no Miku, the first HD entry in the series, would find its home on Nintendo's Wii U. Like Fatal Frame's haunted villages, Wii U is also full of Japanese ghosts, with once dead games like Bayonetta 2 and...
My dad was cleaning out our storage unit a couple of weeks ago and came across a stack of photos, still in their Kodak envelopes from when I picked them up from the counter at the nearby Walgreens. The pictures chronicle the month I spent volunteering at a Christian camp in the late summer of 2000. It was after my... Read More
The film camera business peaked in 1999. In that year, consumers around the world took 80bn photos (according to Kodak's 2000 annual report), and bought around 70m cameras (on GfK's estimate). In 2014, perhaps 90m traditional cameras will be sold - and close to 2bn phones and tablets with cameras. Show More Summary
It has been far too long since we’ve seen an installment of Retrotechtacular, and this is a great one to start back with. It’s always a treat to get the story from the horse’s mouth. How about the tale of the world’s first Digital Single-Lens...Show More Summary
Kodak is arguably the most famous name of all in photography, but it ultimately failed to manage the transition from film to digital, and ended up exiting the consumer imaging business altogether in 2013. But now JK Imaging, which licenses the Kodak name, has created an interchangeable lens camera. Show More Summary
The legal travails of the once mighty photography giant.
Back in Apple's dark ages — during Steve Jobs' interregnum in the mid-1990s — the company experimented with some strange products. Everyone remembers the ill-fated Newton PDA, for instance, which was considered ahead of its time. Less...Show More Summary
While many American cities have experienced the pains of a large population shift from the urban core to suburbs, there's a poignancy to the abandoned storefronts in downtown Rochester, New York. The city's name is inextricably tied to the name Eastman Kodak. Show More Summary
While eating at a Manhattan restaurant, The Amazing Spider-Man fan favorite couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, noticing paparazzi waiting for them outside. Instead of taking the flashes and trying to go about their day normally, Stone and Garfield wrote individual messages on paper and held them in front of their faces. Emma’s sign reads: “Good […]