Reports of the death of film may be
greatly slightly exaggerated. Kodak has announced a partnership with Kickstarer which will see the former industry giant supplying free 35mm and super 16mm stock to selected feature film projects, correlated to the amount the project raises on the crowd-funding platform.
Aspiring screenwriters are often told that all their characters sound the same. The grandma sounds the same as the teenager. The professor sounds the same as the stripper, etc.
Directing Motion Tour With Vincent Laforet is a bundle of videos of workshops conducted director Vincent Laforet across the country, presented by MZed, a specialist provider of online training for the creative industries.
The VFX reel shows a range of shots from the film and provides great insight into the blend of practical and digital effects the make up many of the sequences in the film. Needless to say... SPOILERS!
Kodak is probably the largest victim of the digital media revolution, famously missing the boat as the world shifted from an analogue film world (which Kodak dominated) to one made of CCDs and pixels.
In this featurette for the release of the film, Quentin Tarantino and others talk about the experience of shooting on 65mm and using the now rare Ultra Panavision aspect ratio.
The Film Theorists take a look at how Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar-winner Birdman achieves the feel of being shot in one continuous take (when it wasn't).