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Creator / Eastman Kodak

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"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company

A Rochester-based company known primarily for their cameras and the development of formats such as 35mm film, the Eastman Kodak Company was established in 1889 by George Eastmannote . For most of the twentieth century, Kodak was the dominant name in consumer photography — to the extent that the phrase "kodak moment" entered the public lexicon to describe moments that deserve to be photographed for posterity. Besides doing for amateur photography what Henry Ford did for the automobile, and coming out with the first successful color film (the legendary Kodachrome), the company also provided film for hundreds of projects worldwide, including Lake Placid, True Blood, CSI, The A-Team and AVP: Alien vs. Predator, until their bankruptcy in 2012 at the hands of digital photography and its use in smartphones.

In 1994, the company established Cinesite, a European (and for over a decade, American) visual effects firm best known for films such as GoldenEye, Space Jam, the Harry Potter series and John Carter.

Besides the above, Kodak has also helped out on (among others):

Alternative Title(s): Kodak