Kodak Continues Push to Bring Back Film


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Film has been declared dead so many times that most people think that it's already gone. Don't let that refrain fool you, because it isn't. There are still a few major proponents for the format which include Christopher Nolan, JJ Abrams, and Quentin Tarantino. … [Read more...]

VidCon 2017: Google VR180, Cameras, Drones, and More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Walking through the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center in California to cover my first VidCon, the official fan fest for online content creators and their fans, I was immediately struck by its dichotomy. It's essentially NAB meets Comic-Con, with a fan floor, and … [Read more...]

With New Labs In Major Cities, Kodak Continues Film Comeback


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems only yesterday that filmmakers had declared film dead, ruthlessly rendered obsolete by the digital revolution. Kodak was planning a fire sale, and Fuji pulled out of motion picture film altogether. Now it's 2017, and thanks to a dedication from filmmakers … [Read more...]

Updated: Kodak May Not Bring Back Kodachrome


Updated: It looks less likely Kodak will bring back Kodachrome as they work on resurrecting other film stocks. In an interview with Time (hat tip: DIY Photography), Dennis Olbrich, President of the film division at Kodak Alaris said this: "I would love for it to be Kodachrome, obviously. It's such … [Read more...]

CES 2017: Kodak Revives Ektachrome Film Stock For Film & Photography


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) There's just something that I love about Kodak's current direction after emerging from bankruptcy protection. Instead of trying to align more with what the market seems to want, they've doubled down on the things that make them unique. At last years CES, the … [Read more...]

Director Colin Trevorrow To Film Star Wars: Episode IX In 65mm

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) My love for movies filmed in large formats like 70mm is because of Star Wars. Seeing Empire Strikes Back in 1980 (and Raiders of the Lost Ark the following year) in 70mm made me want to make a career out of making movies. Now we're hearing that Episode IX director … [Read more...]

Kodak Ektra is a Professional, Photography-First, Mobile Phone


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The film industry — and I'm talking about the actual physical media here — is pretty much dead. There are still a few holdouts, which include several famous directors like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams, but, by-and-large, film will be a very niche market at … [Read more...]

Kodak & Kickstarter To Provide Financing For Shooting On Film


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As a filmmaker, you may be thinking, "Thank god, the digital revolution arrived because I could never afford to shoot on 16 mm or 35 mm film." Regardless of your movie's next budget, if Kodak and Kickstarter have anything to do with it, you can indeed shoot on film. … [Read more...]

Kodak Offers Grants For Film School Tuition


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Chances are, you or someone you love is eager to attend, or are already enrolled in, film school. But even with the digital revolution, film school is not only competitive, it's expensive. That's why KODAK wants to help. … [Read more...]

Legendary Cinematographer Roger Deakins Says Film Is Dead

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When I say film is dead, you can argue that I'm wrong. When a studio head says film is dead, you can say they may understand the business, but not the tools. However, when one of the best cinematographers in the world says film is dead, then perhaps it's time to … [Read more...]

CES 2016: Kodak Announces New Super 8 Camera


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Kodak has just announced its plans to release a new film camera based on the old Super 8 design from five decades ago. The imaging technology company stopped making the units back in 1982 when video became the dominant format for home movies. With the push to … [Read more...]

Kodak Renews Deal With Studios For Film Stock


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Film fans rejoice! Kodak has signed another two-year deal to provide motion picture film stock to six major Hollywood Studios. They continue to buck the digital trend and keep alive the future of movies shot on film, at least for the next few years. … [Read more...]

FujiFilm Simulates Chrome In New X100T Camera


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Fuji has updated their X100T camera and have provided for an option called "Classic Chrome," which looks to simulate the bold color themes of a popular film stock, and also inspired one of the most popular Paul Simon hits of all time. Now of course, this wouldn't be … [Read more...]

Directors Fighting Against Motion Picture Film’s Retirement Are Winning


Studios strike deal with Kodak to renew orders for Film By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Led by Christopher Nolan, a cadre of filmmakers are pushing back against studios' plans to retire motion picture film as a recording medium, and they're winning. Nolan had already managed to get Paramount to … [Read more...]

Kodak revenue falls 18 percent on lower motion picture film sales


(Reuters) Eastman Kodak Co, the once mighty photography pioneer that emerged from bankruptcy protection in September, reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly revenue, partly due to a decline in its motion picture film business. The company said revenue fell to $607 million (367 million pounds) … [Read more...]

Cartridge Makes Super 8 Cameras Digital

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Captures native Super 8 in 720p By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Now that Kodak has closed all their Super 8 processing facilities, there's a ton of Super 8 cameras that will no doubt find their way to eBay, thift stores, or to Pro8mm.  But what if you could convert that Super 8 camera to a … [Read more...]