The American Society of Cinematographers

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John Bailey, ASC at Slamdance

January 14, 2009

Kodak will present a fireside chat at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah with eminent cinematographer John Bailey, ASC (As Good as it Gets, The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist). Taking place January 16, the discussion will center on Bailey’s work on Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and The Greatest, which are both in the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival across town and running concurrently with Slamdance. Bailey shot the two independent movies on Kodak 35mm motion picture film – both on limited budgets.

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men stars Julianne Nicholson and marks actor John Krasinski’s directorial debut. Director Shana Feste’s The Greatest stars Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan. Bailey will share his professional experiences shooting each of these films in 35 mm anamorphic format with traditional answer printing. He will offer his insights on achieving that big-budget look for smaller productions as well.

“John Bailey continues to capture a broad range of subjects and breadth of movie genres on motion picture film, highlighting the ability of this advanced technology for capturing superior images,” says Michael Morelli, vice president and general manager of Kodak’s motion picture business in North and South America. “His work also shows that film is a very affordable medium for a wide range of production budgets.”