Dwaynes Photo in Parson, KS has accepted the last order of Kodachrome processing. They are offering a T-Shirt to “To commemorate the best slide and movie film ever made, show off the Kodachrome colors with this 100% cotton T-shirt.” I ordered one.
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.
“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 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
A very interesting letter.
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
Just used this and it works great.
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Here is a new video that I worked on. Who says that the Canon 60D does not have good audio when recorded in camera?
This was presented at the Outdoors For All 2010 Auction at the Seattle Design Center on 11/6/10. I shot it with my Canon 60D with manual Audio. I used a JuicedLink DT454 4 Channel DSLR Preamp and Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Wireless
WELCOME TO THE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH MY EYES
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