Don Burgess to judge 2008 Kodak Filmschool Competition by ert634


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          Don Burgess to judge 2008 Kodak
          Filmschool Competition
             Oscar®-nominated cinematog-                     notable director Robert Zemeckis,             Regional winners will be
          rapher Don Burgess, ASC will judge                 including Forrest Gump, which              announced by November 1. The
          the Asia Pacific, Latin America and                earned Burgess Oscar® and ASC              grand prize includes a trip to the
          European entries of the 2008 KODAK                 Award nominations. He also worked          Clermont-Ferrand International Short
          Filmschool Competition. Now in                     with Zemeckis on such memorable            Film Festival in France for each of
          its ninth year, the competition is                 films as Contact, Cast Away, What          the regional winning filmmakers,
          designed to recognize the creativity               Lies Beneath and The Polar Express.        which offers an outstanding career
          and skills exhibited by student                    Additional credits include Spiderman,      opportunity. Winning entries are
          cinematographers in the collaborative              Terminator 3, The Bourne Identity,         screened at the festival and the
          process of visual storytelling. It is              Enchanted, and Fool’s Gold.                filmmakers are invited to participate
          open to students and recent film                      “Don Burgess has such a vast            in a tailored program of seminars and
          school graduates from Asia Pacific,                understanding of the art and craft         industry activities hosted by Kodak.
          Latin America, United States and                   of filmmaking, and understands the            Country deadlines are available
          Canada, and more recently the                      challenges faced by students. We           from your local Kodak representative
          European region.                                   are privileged to have his perspective     or for more information,
            A native of Los Angeles, Burgess                 as the regional judge of this year’s       visit
          earned his film school degree from                 competition,” says Wendy Elms,             competition.                                                                      1
          the Pasadena Art Center. He has                    Worldwide Manager, Kodak’s
          enjoyed an ongoing collaboration with              Education Segment.

          Fraker heads                                                                              2
                                                                                                          Victor J. Kemper
          judging of                                                                                      named Kodak
          2008 Eastman                                                                                    cinematographer
          Scholarships and
                                                                                                          in residence at
          Kodak Faculty
          Grant Awards                                                                                    UCLA
             William A. Fraker, ASC, BSC                     judge for two consecutive years.”               Victor J. Kemper, ASC has been
          will head the judging of the 2008                     Fraker has been nominated five            named Kodak Cinematographer in
          Eastman Scholarships for film school               times for the Academy Award® for             Residence during the spring quarter
          students and the Kodak Faculty Grant               Best Cinematography. A graduate of           at the University of California Los
          awards.                                            the University of Southern California,       Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater,
            Kodak Technical Training                         School of Cinematic Arts, his                Film and Television. The annual
          Specialist and Cinematographer                     memorable credits include Bullitt,           residency program was inaugurated
          Randy Tack, and President of the                   Rosemary’s Baby, Looking For Mr.             by Professor William McDonald in
                                                                                                                                                         “Part of being a cinematographer
          Video Association of Dallas and                    Goodbar, WarGames, Tombstone,                2000, and is sponsored by Kodak.
                                                                                                                                                     is learning the craft, but there is
          Artistic Director of the Dallas Video              and Rules of Engagement.                         “Victor Kemper is an innovative        also something which whispers in
          Festival Bart Weiss, representing the                 The Eastman Scholarship and               filmmaker with an extraordinary            your ear and tells you to move the
          University Film and Video Association              Kodak Faculty Grant programs                 body of work,” McDonald says.              camera a foot in a particular direction,
          (UFVA), will join Fraker as jury                   are co-funded by an endowment                “This program provides a unique            while putting a face in shadows and
          members.                                           established by Kodak and                     opportunity for our students to            a sparkle in someone’s eyes,” says
             Assessment of the Eastman                       administered by the University Film          gain insights into the art and craft       Kemper. “That talent is innate, but you
          Scholarships is based on previous                  and Video Foundation (UFVF).                 of lighting from a uniquely talented       also need to learn the craft and how
          work submitted by the students,                    Student prizes include a tuition             cinematographer.”                          to work with the director, production
          recommendations from faculty, and                  stipend and product grants. The                 Kemper compiled 60 narrative            designer, cast, crew and everyone
          academic achievement. The jury                     faculty grant is awarded to a professor      film credits between 1970 and              else who is part of the collaborative
          will also select a faculty project that            whose project demonstrates an ability        2005, including such diverse and           process.”
          best cultivates a learning experience              to enhance skill development in film         memorable features as They Might              “Victor Kemper is a uniquely
          based on the submitted proposals,                  production for emerging talent and           Be Giants, The Candidate, The Jerk,        talented cinematographer who has
          treatments and sample of work.                     classroom education.                         Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Dog            made an indelible impression on
             “There are few cinematographers                    Award recipients will be                  Day Afternoon, Slap Shot, Oh God!,         the art of filmmaking,” says Michael
          that rival William A. Fraker for                   announced at the 62nd UFVA                   Eyes of Laura Mars, Coma, The              Morelli, vice-president and worldwide
          experience and achievement,” says                  conference to be held in Colorado            Last Tycoon, Author! Author!, and          general manager for Kodak’s
          Wendy Elms, Worldwide Manager,                     Springs from August 12 – 16. For more        Beethoven. His body of work also           Entertainment Imaging Division. “This
          Kodak’s Education Segment. “We are                 information go to             includes such memorable television         is an extraordinary opportunity for the
          humbled that he would take the time                go/education.                                films as The Atlanta Child Murders         next generation of filmmakers to learn
          to lead the judging for us and, more                                                            mini-series, Kojak: The Price of Justice   from a master of the art and craft.”
          so, by the fact that he has agreed to                                                           and On Golden Pond.
          1 Don Burgess, ASC. 2 Bill Fraker, ASC,BSC. (Photo by Gene Stein) 3 Victor Kemper, ASC.                                                                                                      4

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