If you haven’t seen any installment from these two popular film franchises just yet, then this piece of news might be an interesting enough reason to at least look into them.
“Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow made the announcement that he would be using film in his upcoming movie on February 5 this year via Twitter, as seen in this screenshot:
Though Colin didn’t state the official reason for this decision, Petapixel offered the following guess: “A bit of quick research on IMDB gives you the impression that he’s trying to keep the aesthetic of the first three films, all three of which were shot on Panavision equipment and Kodak film.” “Jurassic World” is the fourth installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise to be released in 2015.
Likewise, the first two installments in the “Hunger Games” series were shot in film. Its director of photography Jo Willems, speaking in a “Catching Fire” Blu-ray bonus clip, said that their use of 35mm film for the previous two “was for sure one of the reasons” they opted to continue doing it. “I think there’s something very human about shooting with film. It feels less machine-made,” he said. Jo recognizes the “flawed” and “fragile” quality of film, “but when you do it well and you do it properly, it’s just the most beautiful thing ever. I find digital always a little bit clean.”
Panavision lenses will continue to be used in the production for the Francis Lawrence-helmed “Mockingjay,” the first part of which is slated for a November 2014 release. “Again, it’s gonna [be] at times slightly flawed. It’s not perfect, it’s not super sharp, but it’s all just to kind of get away from that very modern, sterile look,” he said. “The Hunger Games” are shot without long lenses and through handheld cameras, giving things a bit more “intimate feeling.”
On a side note, if you’re curious as to what other movies and television series were recently or will be filmed using Kodak films, you might want to check out the Selection of Productions on Kodak Motion Picture Film list on Kodak’s official website.