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THE LAST ROLL OF KODACHROME


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#1 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

Admittedly this is about a still film, still it is Kodachrome, which the Church should canonize.

From last Saturday's 'All Things Considered' on NPR:

http://www.npr.org/b...8114/kodachrome

Transcript of the above:

http://www.npr.org/t...oryId=128728114
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#2 Frank Glencairn

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:58 PM

I miss my beloved Kodakchrome. Still have two 16mm rolls in the fridge - I hope that wonderful material get´s a renaissance one day.

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#3 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:40 PM

Is there any wonder kodachrome is going? Here is a quote from the article where he is talking about the pressure he felt on shooting that last roll on kodachrome:
"So before he took one of those shots, he used a digital camera to hone in on the perfect exposure. "To have that reinforcement, to be able to see that on a two-dimensional screen ... it was a big help," he says".
That explains the end of kodachrome!
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#4 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:33 PM

"So before he took one of those shots, he used a digital camera to hone in on the perfect exposure. "To have that reinforcement, to be able to see that on a two-dimensional screen ... it was a big help," he says".
That explains the end of kodachrome!


Come on now. He had one (special) roll and every shot had to count. Here in Cinematography.com the advice is always to shoot tests, before the final shot. If he was a normal shooter he would have been able to bracket his shots.
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:26 PM

We need to make Kodachrome "cool" again, like what happened with Polaroid, and how it's supposedly coming back for it's cool factor. I am, mildly curious, if anyone could ever "borrow" the secret sauce from Kodak, licensed or what have you, and make up small batches, or hell, even somehow home-brew it. I recall someone on here before working on an @ home emulsion coating machine.
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#6 Ben Brahem Ziryab

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:08 AM

Damn, I need a recipe of that home-brew :)
Seriously I still think Kodachrome is a beautiful stock and very original in both dyes and emulsion. WIth K-14 processing becoming less and less available, I'm not blaming people for not using it anymore and ultimately for Kodak to take it off the market. Digital people still pretends that recreating the tones in post, will match the old stocks.

Edited by Ziryab Ben Brahem, 13 September 2010 - 05:09 AM.

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#7 Pat Murray

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:10 PM

Digital people still pretends that recreating the tones in post, will match the old stocks.


I predict it will never happen. Each is its own separate medium.

Besides...

Film = Leather
Digital = Pleather

The ones in the know will always be able to tell the difference.

I have a roll of Super 8 Kodachrome. I should get crackin'. I also have a double 8 and not sure what I'm going to do about that. Thought I was getting Super 8 and I have no Double 8 camera. Think it will work in my Bolex? :D

Edited by Pat Murray, 15 September 2010 - 02:12 PM.

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