Jump to content


Photo

Kodak Sponsors Cinematography Masterclass


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Sue Smith

Sue Smith
  • Press
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Other
  • Hollywood CA

Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:13 PM

Kodak Sponsors Cinematography Masterclass
World-class Cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Elemér Ragályi Lead Sessions

Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Emmy®-winner Elemér Ragályi, HSC are leading classes at the 2009 Budapest Cinematography Masterclass at Korda Studios in Budapest, Hungary. The bi-annual session is sponsored by Kodak, and features two weeks of instruction with 16 postgraduate film school students and young film professionals from 13 countries.

Organized by the Hungarian University of Drama, Film and Television and the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers (HSC), the masterclass is now in its ninth year. Participants are chosen by a jury of professors at the university. This year’s session began August 30 and runs through September 13.

In addition to the primary participants, Kodak also sponsors six students in attendance; they assist, observe, and provide support as crew members for the various exercises during the class. The Kodak student participants reflect the cultural diversity of the class itself; they are from five countries and were selected based on their own film work and experience.

“Kodak has supported the Budapest Masterclass since it began almost 20 years ago,” says Thierry Perronnet, marketing director for Kodak Entertainment Imaging in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. “And in every session, as we see the caliber of students this class attracts and the work they do, we become more confident in the quality of tomorrow’s movies and the role that film will play in their future. Our involvement here is one more way that Kodak supports the next generation.”

In addition to sponsoring the masterclass and supporting student participation, Kodak is offering literature, film, laboratory tours, and technical presentations. Holger Schwaerzel, product manager for Kodak Entertainment Imaging in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, is presenting several technical sessions with information on the latest cutting-edge film technology and digital intermediates, as well as on archiving and restoration. The company is also hosting a tour of Kodak Cinelabs Hungary for all class participants.

During the course, students participate in lighting and shooting exercises on the sound stages and in screening rooms of Korda Studios, Budapest’s newest film studio complex designed to meet the needs of modern international film production. The studio opened for business in 2007, and continues to expand. It was named after Sir Alexander Korda, who was born in Hungary and became one of the most prolific film directors, producers, and studio chiefs in the history of filmmaking.

Classes are being conducted under the tutelage of Zsigmond and Ragályi who provide guidance, insight, support and critique. The international mix of students and their diverse backgrounds also enables the class participants to learn from each other as they complete their assignments.

Not only are Vilmos and Elemér masters of their craft, they are enlightening and engaging teachers,” adds Perronnet. “They know film and how to use it to solve creative problems – and they bring a combination of warmth and experience that students immediately recognize, respect, and learn from. We’re honored that they’ve invited Kodak to continue to be a part of what has become a world-celebrated experience.”

For more information about Kodak’s initiatives for students and educators, visit www.kodak.com/go/education. For more information on the masterclass, visit www.bpmasterclass.hu.
  • 0

#2 Helena Bundy

Helena Bundy
  • Guests

Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:08 AM

thanks. very helpful post. I read a few of your other posts and they all helped me.
  • 0




Ritter Battery

Cinelicious

Robert Starling

Abel Cine

Cadrage Directors Viewfinder

Visual Products

Pro 8mm

CineTape

Zylight

Paralinx LLC

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

Lemo Connectors

K5600 Lighting

System Associates

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab

Glidecam

rebotnix Technologies

NIBL

Visual Products

System Associates

NIBL

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

CineLab

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

Robert Starling

Ritter Battery

Cadrage Directors Viewfinder

Lemo Connectors

rebotnix Technologies

Aerial Filmworks

Abel Cine

Cinelicious

The Slider

K5600 Lighting

Zylight

Pro 8mm