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For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas

Here is a article from the NY Times.

I have a lot of Kodachrome slides. In it's day, it was the best photography offered. They are the only slides that have not faded. Kodachrome is a victim of Digital Photography.

I have known about this for some time. I do have some old rolls of Kodachrome that I did not process. I have not touched film since 2001.

RED Scarlet S35 is now…

RED founder Jim Jennard announced:
“Scarlet S35 is now…
called EPIC Light. The features have changed as has the price. I'll update in the next two weeks.


“Everything in life changes… including our camera specs and delivery dates…”

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone with a bad attitude.”


The Problem with a lot of Films These Daze

The problem with a lot of films these daze is that it is all about geewiz and not story. (particularly Hollywood – look at anything Micheal Bay does) This best films are the small independent film because they have to focus on story. That is what filmmaking is all about – telling a story. But this is not new. I remember working at a theatre in the early '80's and the owner and I were complaining back them about the lack of story in Hollywood films. Why is Pixar so successful? Story!

Gear is the ends to a mean. It helps you tell the story. The better you know your gear, the better you can craft your story. This is why it is very important to have the right gear for your abilities. Some require less and others more. I am of the less. I grew up with SLR's and 16mm cameras, so I know them well. Some grew up with video cameras so they know them well and want their camera to be like that. I do not recommend everybody use a HDSLR. It is more like a film motion picture camera than a video camera. It requires the patience and practice the a film camera requires. Some just do better with a video camera. The manufacture's are responding to that need of a large sensor video camera the does not rob the bank. But, it will still require good focus techniques because of the shallow depth of field.

Learn your craft so you can tell a great story.

This was a response to a great article on ninofilm.net

Movies for Our Times

This is a good list of films for the times.

1. “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” (1939) From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, on DVD

2. “It's a Wonderful Life” (1946), From Paramount Home Entertainment, on DVD (60th Anniversary Edition) and Blu-ray

3. “Not One Less>” (1999, Chinese with English subtitles) From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

4. “Ratatouille” (2007) From Walt Disney Home Video , on DVD and Blu-ray

5.”Norma Rae” (1979) From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, on DVD

6. “To Kill A Mockingbird>” (1962) From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, on DVD and Blu-ray

7. “Going My Way” (1944) From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, on DVD

8. “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008) From Miramax Home Video, on DVD

9. “The Miracle Worker” (1962) From MGM Home Entertainment, on DVD

10. “The Up Series (Seven Up / 7 Plus Seven / 21 Up / 28 Up / 35 Up / 42 Up)” From First Run Features, DVD Box Set

Here is an article from MarketWatch on this.

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I have been a filmmaker and photographer for over 40 years. Enjoy my movies, images and thoughts about the media.  From the Pacific Northwest, U.S. and beyond.