Jump to content


Photo

New Kodak CEO


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Anthony Schilling

Anthony Schilling
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1053 posts
  • Camera Operator
  • Portland, OR

Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:01 PM

With this guy in charge and his mission, it will be a miracle if any reversal films survive his term.

http://www.washingto...5051200204.html

A little dose of reality concerning the film market.. If anyone wants to make noise, I suggest it be showing support for super 8 in general, there's no way kodachrome will survive in any format after this guys term. I just hope the 64T even makes it into production.
  • 0

#2 John Pytlak RIP

John Pytlak RIP

    (deceased)

  • Sustaining Members
  • 3499 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Rochester, NY 14650-1922

Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:26 PM

With this guy in charge and his mission, it will be a miracle if any reversal films survive his term.

http://www.washingto...5051200204.html

A little dose of reality concerning the film market.. If anyone wants to make noise, I suggest it be showing support for super 8 in general, there's no way kodachrome will survive in any format after this guys term. I just hope the 64T even makes it into production.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


For the past few years, Kodak Entertainment Imaging (Motion Picture and Television Markets) has reported to Antonio Perez in his role as Kodak's President and COO. And in that time, Kodak has introduced new VISION2 Color Negative Films, 2 new B&W reversal films, a new VISION2 HD Film and System, and numerous improvements to existing films. Several additional new films are currently in development, and significant capital expenditures for film production facilities are still being made. IMHO, film is alive and well, and has a bright future in this part of Kodak. B)
  • 0

#3 Roy Brown

Roy Brown
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts

Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:02 PM

With this guy in charge and his mission, it will be a miracle if any reversal films survive his term.

http://www.washingto...5051200204.html

A little dose of reality concerning the film market.. If anyone wants to make noise, I suggest it be showing support for super 8 in general, there's no way kodachrome will survive in any format after this guys term. I just hope the 64T even makes it into production.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


You know its easy to target Kodak for all of films woes but quite honestly the reason film is percieved to be dieing is because of consumers. Hundreds of thousands of people have dropped 35mm film cameras for Digital and while you can complain Kodak didn't market this or that correctly the fact is no amount of marketing prowness can overcome the firestorm of digital. Good God the word digital has become synonymous with perfection, state of the art, convenience, Hip and other ridicules superlatives. The same thing happened when video cameras became somewhat affordable in the early 80's. The image was crap but what was the difference it was the latest and greatest right? What about when Super 8mm hit the market in 1965. Oh my this new system is fantastic throw out the obsolete 8mm roll camera and step into the future.

What about filmmakers like George Lucas and Robert Rodrigues these guys are out there bad mouthing film left and right. Why not blame them for the demise of film.

I shoot 90% Kodachrome for direct projection so this decision hurts but honestly I commend Kodak for sticking with Super 8mm, however I wish they would have come up with a different solution.
  • 0

#4 Anthony Schilling

Anthony Schilling
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1053 posts
  • Camera Operator
  • Portland, OR

Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:18 PM

No on eis blaming Kodak here, but only pointing out the reality of the market they are dealing with.. my point is that we are lucky to be getting anything to replace K-40 right now. the situation also confirms the rediciouslessness of K-40's demise as being some sort of conspiracy. Kodak is replacing it's consumer still market with digital cameras and printers. motion picture and professional stills will be all that remains.. and I suggest that those who are quick to denounce Kodak for ending K-40 in Super 8 should appreciate that a new E-6 reversal is a step forward, a sensable and honorable decision.
  • 0


Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Opal

CineLab

CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Paralinx LLC

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Willys Widgets

Opal

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera

Technodolly

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

CineTape

Visual Products

rebotnix Technologies