In celebration of celluloid and the latest news about Kodak, here is my first attempt at filmmaking. When I was a teen I bought an old windup 16mm Bolex from a swap meet at Pardee’s Cameras in Sacramento, CA. I had no idea about metering, all the editing was done by hand and had to project it to watch it.

Hollywood studios, under pressure, will keep Kodak's old-fashioned movie film alive

I knew celluloid was near it’s extinction point as a medium for filmmaking but I was surprised how dramatic the decrease in sales is, 96% decline since 2006! Kodak was about to close the last remaining film manufacturing plant. Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams have lobbied the big studios into making a longer term deal with Kodak

philippbartz:

The streets of Mumbai, India 2013/2014

I love Philipp’s photos. His work captures a unique sense of energy, empathy and story. I love his dedication to the film medium and human spirit.

Portrait of Travis Mathews. styled by @ramirezrage and assistance by @atalldrink #filmmaker #interiorleatherbar #gay #hasselblad #mediumformat #hp5 #ilford #pmkpyro #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm #blackandwhite #portrait #menswear #edutorial #losangeles

Portrait of Travis Mathews. styled by @ramirezrage and assistance by @atalldrink #filmmaker #interiorleatherbar #gay #hasselblad #mediumformat #hp5 #ilford #pmkpyro #filmisnotdead #ishootfilm #blackandwhite #portrait #menswear #edutorial #losangeles

I ❤️ portraits of early photography.

I ❤️ portraits of early photography.

Late night editing on my latest episode of #Process. Documenting the recording process of a new album with Mark Matos aka @transvansantos in #JoshhuaTree #makingmusic #postproduction #makingmovies #filmeditor

Late night editing on my latest episode of #Process. Documenting the recording process of a new album with Mark Matos aka @transvansantos in #JoshhuaTree #makingmusic #postproduction #makingmovies #filmeditor

"I think most of us look forward to an opportunity for working as amateurs - in the sense that ‘professional’ means you have to do a job and ‘amateur’ means you like to do it."  #Bedtime reading with my favorite guy #JohnCassavetes #makingmovies #filmmaking #inspiration

"I think most of us look forward to an opportunity for working as amateurs - in the sense that ‘professional’ means you have to do a job and ‘amateur’ means you like to do it." #Bedtime reading with my favorite guy #JohnCassavetes #makingmovies #filmmaking #inspiration

New shoot with film director Travis Mathews.

New shoot with film director Travis Mathews.

#GettingOrganized. Each stack is a year of negatives between 1997 to 2014. Crazy piecing together the life and people of years past. Getting ready to catalog, number and scan. #35mm #mediumformat #submini #120mm #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #shootfilm

#GettingOrganized. Each stack is a year of negatives between 1997 to 2014. Crazy piecing together the life and people of years past. Getting ready to catalog, number and scan. #35mm #mediumformat #submini #120mm #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead #shootfilm

DRAGULA by The Boulet Brothers
Faultline, Los Angeles, CA.
2014