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Kodak Will Sponsor Seminars, Workshops at UFVA Conference; Industry Experts to Discuss Collaboration, Workflow, and Shooting


July 20, 2007
DENTON, Texas, July 5, 2007 – Kodak will offer hands-on workshops, seminars and the latest information about its education initiatives at the 61st Annual University Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference at University of North Texas here from August 7-11. Kodak has been a sponsor of the UFVA conference since its inception in 1946.

International Cinematographer Guild (ICG) President Steven Poster, ASC will lead a seminar about the roles and responsibilities of individual camera crew members, and their collaboration with directors. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the dynamics of collaboration, beginning at 8 p.m. on August 8, following a Kodak reception.

“This seminar will provide invaluable insights into how the collaborative process works, which is a very important element within the filmmaking profession,” says Wendy Elms, worldwide education segment manager for Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. “All of our activities at the UFVA conference are designed to provide opportunities for the mentors of the next generation of filmmakers with practical information that will help them prepare their students for the future.”

The recipients of the 2007 Eastman Scholarships will be announced prior to the seminar. Student prizes include a tuition scholarship and product grants. The Kodak Faculty Grant will also be presented to a professor whose project demonstrates the ability to enhance skill development in film production for emerging talent and classroom education. Both programs are co-funded by Kodak and administered by the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF).

Additionally, industry experts will lead a Kodak-hosted workflow seminar, focusing on the convergence of film origination and digital postproduction that will begin with breakfast at 8:15 a.m. on August 9.

Kodak will also host Stop By Shoot Film workshops that offer a hands-on opportunity for shooting film. Kodak cinematographer Randy Tack and guest cinematographer Bart Weis will lead the classes, which are being held August 9 and August 10 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Participants receive DVDs to view the results of their work. Conference attendees can pre-register by email (us-ei-training@kodak.com) or at the Kodak exhibit during the conference.

Furthermore, the company is sponsoring a demonstration of the new KODAK Look Manager System (KLMS) Educational Edition. The software is designed to enable educators and their students to use advanced technology for communicating their intentions for looks of different scenes. This session is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. on August 8, and a tutorial titled Choosing the Right Stock to Maximize Production Values will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on August 10.

Kodak’s exhibit will highlight a range of Kodak products and services available to film schools, including the KODAK VISION2 16 mm Film Kit, the Kodak e-commerce site for U.S.-based film school faculty and students, and an extensive range of educational CD programs. Additionally, conference attendees have the opportunity during the exhibition to win a prize after completing and submitting a survey.

Kodak’s worldwide educational programs for film schools were organized in 1991, and include a broad range of initiatives, such as scholarships, educational materials, product grants, awards, seminars and workshops.

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