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Typeface designer Riley Cran

Printed letters, digital fonts: we look at them every day, but do you ever stop to think about who designed them? Why do you not notice them? Is that on purpose? This week we are joined by Riley Cran, a typeface designer who helped us answer these questions and bring into the light a craft that’s often hidden in plain sight. You’ll soon learn about the history of typeface, how Riley approaches each typeface, and a special project he recently worked on that tips it’s hat to a typeface...


Nosferatu (The Undead) with Javier Tellez, Jonathan Binstock and John Hanhardt

This week we sat down with Javier Tellez, the artist responsible for the creation of "Nosferatu (The Undead"), a commissioned work for the Memorial Art Gallery. Also joining us is Jonathan Binstock, the Mary W. and Ronald R. Clark Director of the MAG and John Hanhart, Consulting Senior Curator of Media Arts for the MAG. Nosferatu is part of a series called Reflections on a Place: that place being Rochester, NY. Javier is an artist who incorporates people living with mental disabilities...


Photographer and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini

This week we were fortunate enough to get some time with Francesco Carrozzini; filmmaker, photographer and all around creative genius. Raised in a creative lifestyle, surrounded by some of the best image makers in the world, it’s no surprise that he is driven to want to tell stories through all the various work he does. We talk music videos, photography, his documentary “Franca: Chaos and Creation,” and his upcoming narrative film. Francesco is humble, honest and thoughtful- just like his...


"Designed for Hi Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Mid-century America" with Janet & Jonathan

This week we are talking with Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder. These avid vinyl collectors eventually realized that they were seeing themes within the albums they had, specifically with their cover designs. This lead them down the path to writing their book “Designed for Hi Fi Living: The vinyl LP in mid-century America.” We were lucky enough to be welcomed into their home to discuss their project amid their collection. It was so fascinating learning about American culture through...


Director Mark Raso on the film "Kodachrome"

This week we talked to Mark Raso director of the new film, Kodachrome. A story about the last photo lab to process Kodachrome, this film was aptly shot on 35mm. We talked to Mark about directing his second feature, about shooting on film and about getting your dream cast. Kodachrome premieres on Netflix on April 20th and will be in select theaters for a theatrical release.


Director Russ Harbaugh and DP Chris Teague discuss "Love After Love"

To discuss the film Love After Love, this week Russ Harbaugh (writer and director) and Chris Teague (cinematographer), joined us. Love After Love began as a short which premiered at Sundance in 2012 and has now found its way to the big screen. Russ and Chris eloquently share the path this film took to come to fruition, the importance film played and why a meaningful creative idea is worth seeing through to the end.


Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen on "A Quiet Place"

Kicking off another round of episodes is cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen. Charlotte has worked as DP on Fences, Girl on the Train, and most recently A Quiet Place. This was our first opportunity to talk with someone about how to build tension and fear with a camera, and it was super insightful. The camera has a distinct role in the story telling process and Charlotte breaks it down for us.


Northeast Historic Film: preserving and exposing New England amateur films

This week Karan Sheldon and Martha McNamara joined us to talk about their book Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960. The book narrows in on amateur films collected by Northeast Historic Film, an organization that has cultivated a great collection of amateur films from the New England area. They both discuss what can we can all learn from this slice of time documented by everyday people on film.


Unearthing an Indian Cinema Treasure with Deb Stoiber

The George Eastman Museum recently acquired a film collection of 775 Indian films that were desperately seeking a proper home. Deborah Stoiber, collection manager in the Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum, led a team to Fresno, CA to excavate this collection. She shares with us her experience and discusses the intricacies of Indian Film. Listen in for this great story of finding and saving one of the largest collections of contemporary Indian cinema in the world.


Film Photographer Andre Wagner finding beauty in the every day

Film photographer Andre Wagner joined us this week. Andre has an impressive portfolio of street photography and portrait work and he talks with us about what continues to capture his eye. Living in Brooklyn, NY, there’s no shortage of subject matter to draw from and Andre is somehow able to capture images that could easily be lost amongst the busy streets and lives of those that inhabit it. Some of his work is featured in the New York Times and he has published a book, Here for the Ride...


Writer and director Josh Safdie on Good Time

Writer and director Josh Safdie joined us this week. Josh walked us through he and his brother’s latest film Good Time from concept to screen, giving us a glimpse into the passion and intelligence that is woven into his work which by no surprise leads to captivating, moving, raw and honest films. He left us wanting more and itching for another Safdie film. Do not miss this episode.


Vans Snowboarding film "Landline" with Harry Hagan, Tanner Pendleton and Jake Price

Harry Hagan, Jake Price and Tanner Pendleton joined us this week to talk about the new Vans snowboarding film, "Landline." Shot on Kodak 16 mm and Super 8 film these gentlemen captured the Vans snowboarding team during a trip they took around the world last year, cinematographically preserving their adventures and turning it into a film that beautifully showcases the places and experiences their snowboards take them. Listen in to hear what went on behind the scenes to make this film...


Cinematography legend Ed Lachman, ASC on Wonderstruck

We were so fortunate to be able to speak with cinematography legend, Ed Lachman, ASC this week. Ed has a long career of beautiful work and he joined us to talk specifically about his latest work as DP on Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck, a film shot in both 35mm black and white and color film, each stock performing alongside the actors adding to the cinematic plot, showing you a different point of view. Ed shares his process for shooting this exceptional film.


Filming the Super 8 Short Film "Ghostfish" with Will Mayo, Ian Scott McGregor and Annie Golden

It was great fun this week to talk with filmmakers Will Mayo and Ian Scott McGregor about their latest short film, Ghostfish. The lead actress from the film, Annie Golden (Orange is The New Black) was with us as well to discuss her part in the project, why she got involved and what the experience was like for her. Shot with the new Kodak Super 8 Camera prototype Ian and Will take us on the journey that led to Ghostfish, sharing what role the camera and Super 8 film had in the project, what...


Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes and Jimmy “Tommy” Hawkins from "It’s a Wonderful Life"

This week we have a special holiday treat for you. Karolyn Grimes and Jimmy Hawkins, the actors who played Zuzu and Tommy Bailey from "It’s a Wonderful Life" stopped by The Kodakery studios to talk about the iconic film. Often referring to themselves as the messengers of the film’s director Frank Capra’s message, they reveal why the film has stood the test of time and warms hearts year after year.


Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC

While in town to receive the Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” award in November, we were lucky enough to have Nancy Schreiber, ASC join us in the Kodakery studio. We talked about being a woman in the industry, her career, what it means to her to receive this award and how the industry has changed over time. Listen in to hear this master of the camera!


Writer, director, Sean Baker of "The Florida Project"

This week’s guest is Sean Baker, director of the recently debuted “The Florida Project,” a beautiful film about a young mother in Kissimmee, FL, living out of a motel in the shadows of Disney World. Sean’s ability to highlight an issue faced daily by many in a narrative, moving way is extraordinary. He discusses his directing style, what using film brought to this project and his approach to all of his work in today’s episode. Check it out!


Noel Wells and Dagmar Weaver-Madsen on "Mr. Roosevelt"

Noel Wells (SNL, Master of None) and Dagmar Weaver-Madsen joined us this week to talk about “Mr. Roosevelt,” a film written, directed and starred in by Noel herself. Shot on film, Dagmar, the cinematographer for the film (High Maintenance, 10,000 km), explained why she loves the medium and Noel tells us why it was a must for her first film. Listen in for this and more!


Update from our film factory on Kodak Ektachrome

In January of 2017, we announced that Kodak Ektachrome would be coming back to the market. The process is coming along well. We’ve been busy testing and making sure it meets all the expectations that exist in this passionate community and are looking forward to its market release in 2018. And in case you’re wondering about the who what when and where and why, we brought in some of our own Kodak employees who are involved with the re-manufacturing to chat. So, let’s jump into the Kodakery...


Jason Wise, documentary filmmaker discusses "Wait For Your Laugh"

This week we were joined by Director, Jason Wise. Jason talked with us about his recently debuted documentary, "Wait for Your Laugh," a film about show biz extraordinaire Rose Marie and her wildly successful and exceptional career. Shot on film and screened on film, we also talk to Jason about why he wholeheartedly supports film and how he got into documentaries. This episode is absolutely worth your time!


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