Keeping the future in focus, Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have announced the 2015 winners of the KODAK Scholarship Program. The awards are one of many programs from Kodak designed to strengthen the knowledge and learning experience of the next generation of filmmakers. For nearly 25 years now, Kodak has helped emerging filmmakers and the institutions teaching these up-and-coming artists.
This year’s top awards were presented to Max Bessmertny of Tisch Asia in Singapore (KODAK Student Scholarship Program, Gold Award), and Nicolas Aguilar of Chapman University (KODAK Student Cinematography Scholarship Award, First Place). A panel of judges, led by renowned cinematographer John Bailey, ASC, based their selection on a combination of past work, faculty recommendations, and academic achievement.
Since 1991, Kodak has supported many initiatives to help students and educators in the field of filmmaking. The company’s efforts include a range of programs that enrich the knowledge and learning experience of the next generation of filmmakers.
Accordingly, it is with great pleasure that Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) announce the 2014 winners of the KODAK Scholarship Program. Watch the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdcFFoPTmek
Carlos Eduardo Correa Reynoso, the Gold level winner of the 2013 KODAK Student Scholarship Award and Max Preiss, winner of the KODAK Student Cinematography Award, were selected by a panel of judges led by award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. Their entries were judged on a combination of past work, faculty recommendations and academic achievement.
Carlos Eduardo Correa Reynoso
Following is a look at their winning submissions: Watch the Come and Play Trailer on Vimeo
Karthik Muthukumar on the set of Sklylab is Falling
Filmmaker Karthik Muthukumar recently won best student cinematography at India's National Student Film Awards for his film SKYLAB IS FALLING. Here's what Muthukumar told InCamera:
Tell us the one thing about yourself connected to the craft of filmmaking I think filmmaking is a process of discovering oneself. It helped me to know the world better. It changed the way I see the world. It opened up wide space and it gave me the insight to think beyond what I am. It is also a never-ending process with no rules and limitation; you can play the game in n-number of ways. I think now that I am addicted to it so I want to pursue it all through my life and I also want to play fearlessly.
Colin Beaton in a scene from "The Whale"
Josh Spires, from the University of Texas, is the Americas Region Winner for the 2011 Kodak Film School Cinematography Competition.
Spires' film, The Whale, follows a young boy who lives in an ephemeral fantasy to try and escape the cycle of paternal abuse.
"Cinematography is all about storytelling. All the way, 100%. If telling a story is your one true goal as cinematographer, everything else will follow. The light and glass and stock one uses are only means to an end, which should be a story worth telling."