Kodak Presents Filmmaking Seminars at Cine Gear June 3-4;
Premier Panels are Free with Cine Gear Expo Registration

Panelists include Bailey, Bowman, Morganthau, Papamichael, Sebaldt, Schaefer, Schneider, Steelberg and Strasburg

LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2011 - Kodak will present a series of panel discussions at the 2011 Cine Gear Expo here on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot on June 3 and 4. Topics range from the creative and philosophical decisions behind acclaimed television programs such as Boardwalk Empire, Castle, CSI, and Treme, to an in-depth conversation with master cinematographer John Bailey, and a discussion with some of today's top creative minds on the artistic and budgetary considerations made when choosing one of the many film formats available.

All of the seminars are free with admission to Cine Gear Expo. Advanced registration for the Expo can be done at no charge online at www.cinegearexpo.com until May 28, and then it will cost $20.

All of the below panels will be held in the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount lot.

  • Friday, June 3 / 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Premier Television: Today's top television programs deliver cinematic production values and tackle tough issues and stories. Moderator David Heuring will lead a discussion to discover what philosophical approaches and creative decisions set theseacclaimed programs apart. Find out what's happening behind the scenes with director-producer Rob Bowman (Castle), Kramer Morgenthau, ASC (Boardwalk Empire), Christian Sebaldt, ASC (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Ivan Strasburg, BSC (Treme, Temple Grandin)
  • Saturday, June 4/ 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Inside the Mind of a Master: John Bailey, ASC: Bailey will address the changing role of the cinematographer in a one-on-one conversation with moderator David Heuring. Bailey will talk about the evolving technology behind the cinematographer's art, and how the creators and custodians of the images have been working through issues related to image capture and post manipulation as well as long term archiving. Bailey has more than 80 film and television credits including The Big Chill, American Gigolo, The Accidental Tourist, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Silverado, Cat People, Ordinary People, He's Just Not That Into You, and Country Strong.
  • Saturday, June 4/ 3:00 -4:30 p.m. Format Choices: Life is a series of choices, and so is filmmaking. Join in an enlightening conversation about the range of film formats available to today's filmmakers thanks to advancements in film stocks, cameras and post technologies. A panel of top professionals will relate the thought processes behind their decisions to choose Super 16, 2-perf and 3-perf 35 mm, and 65 mm. Artistic and budgetary considerations will be part of the dialogue with Phedon Papamichael, ASC (The Descendants, Ides of March, 3:10 to Yuma), Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (Machine Gun Preacher, The Kite Runner, Monster's Ball), Aaron Schneider, ASC (Get Low, Two Soldiers, Murder One), and Eric Steelberg (Up in the Air, (500) Days of Summer, Juno).

Directions and additional information can be found www.cinegearexpo.com

(All seminar participants are subject to availability.)

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