Kodak 'Sweeps' Academy Awards; All Nominees for 'Best Picture' Shot on Kodak Film; 75th Consecutive Year 'Best Picture' Was Produced on Kodak Film.Business Editors
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2003
Every motion picture nominated nom·i·nate
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.
2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. for an Academy Award in a major creative category for 2002 was captured on color motion-picture film from Eastman Kodak Company.
This marks the 75th consecutive year - since the inception of the Academy Awards in 1927-28 - that the Oscar for Best Picture will go to a movie captured on Kodak film.
Kodak also "swept" the major awards categories, including Best Cinematography cinematography: see motion picture photography.
Art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves the composition of a scene, lighting of the set and actors, choice of cameras, camera angle, and integration of special , Best Art Direction and more than a dozen others, reflecting cinematographers' preference for using Kodak products to bring their cinematic vision to the big screen.
"We are tremendously proud of our historic relationships with the artists who make great films," says Eric Rodli, president of Entertainment Imaging and senior vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. "We remain committed to providing them with the technology they need to tell their stories in the future. We are equally proud of our scientists and engineers who provide the films and other tools that these artists need to tell their stories."
Rodli noted that every motion picture has its own visual style or "look," which is designed by the cinematographer to create a sense of time and place, and to amplify moods and performances. Kodak provides cinematographers with a palette of many different color and black-and-white films with specific imaging characteristics that allow cinematographers to fulfill their creative vision.
"We are especially proud of the fact that the five cinematographers nominated for Oscars chose to use Kodak color-negative films," Rodli says. "Each of these artists created distinctive 'looks' and visual styles by manipulating the flexible imaging characteristics of our various films based on how they interpreted their stories."
The nominees for cinematography this year include Michael Ballhaus Michael Ballhaus (born 5 August 1935, Eichelsdorf, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) is a German cinematographer.
Ballhaus first came to prominence with his work for Rainer Werner Fassbinder, including The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Satan's Brew , ASC ASC Ambulatory surgery center, see there , for Gangs of New York New York, state, United States
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Kodak's connection to the motion picture industry began in 1889 when Thomas Edison asked George Eastman if he could provide film for his experimental motion picture camera motion picture camera: see under camera. and projector.
"For more than 110 years, we have listened to the artists who make films, and we continue to deliver what they need and want to tell their stories," says Rodli.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards will be held on March 23 at Kodak Theatre The Kodak Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and Highland retail, dining, and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. , which is now home to the annual Academy Awards ceremonies. Kodak Theatre, which opened in 2000, is designed with state-of-the-art technology for presenting, recording and broadcasting live entertainment.
About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy pictures -- for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales in 2002 of $12.8 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering flat-panel displays flat-pan·el display
A thin lightweight video display used in laptop and notebook computers and employing liquid crystals, electroluminescence, or a similar alternative to cathode-ray tubes. Also called flat screen. , optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.
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