Renowned cinematographer John Bailey, ASC, will join the panel of judges for the 2012 Kodak student scholarship program, which recognizes student filmmakers at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Accredited film schools from around the world may nominate up to two students for consideration for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award, and one cinematography student for consideration for the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award. (The cinematography student nominee may also be nominated for the KODAK Student Scholarship Award).
Bailey has a long list of memorable feature film credits including American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In the Line of Fire, As Good as it Gets, Incident at Loch Ness, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Greatest, Country Strong, When in Rome and most recently Big Miracle.
“John Bailey is a talented artist who will offer great insight to this next generation of filmmakers,” said Johanna Gravelle, worldwide image capture marketing director for Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. “Receiving feedback from a filmmaker of his stature will be an invaluable asset to these students. We are so grateful to John for his ongoing commitment to sharing his experience and knowledge.”
Wenhwa Tsao, graduate program director of the film and video department at Columbia College Chicago, representing the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), will join Bailey on the judging panel. A third judge will be added at a later date.
Kodak, in collaboration with the University Film & Video Foundation (UFVF), annually holds this worldwide contest to acknowledge students who demonstrate professional filmmaking skills and creativity. The addition of the KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award is new for 2012.
“The Cinematography Scholarship gives us a chance to recognize the vision and artistry that student cinematographers contribute to the collaborative process of visual storytelling,” Gravelle added.
As part of the competition, the judges will review sample reels, as well as evaluate the students’ faculty recommendations and academic achievements.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.kodak.com/go/scholarships, and the deadline for entries is June 15.