Director of photography Conrad L. Hall, ASC, has been named the latest Kodak Cinematographer in Residence at the University of California-Los Angeles' School of Theater, Film and Television. Hall, winner of Oscars for his work on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and American Beauty, and whose latest credit is the highly touted July release Road to Perdition, will conduct a series of workshops during UCLA's spring quarter focusing on the aesthetic role cinematographers play in visual storytelling.
In addition, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is in the midst of a two-week film series (through June 2) titled "Conrad Hall: Art of Light," which takes place in the James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall. Included in the series are screenings of In Cold Blood, The Day of the Locust, Tequila Sunrise, Searching for Bobby Fischer, and other films shot by Hall. For more information, call (310) 206-8013, or go to www.cinema.ucla.edu.
The Kodak Cinematographer in Residence program was conceived by Professor William McDonald, vice chair for production at UCLA, and is a component of the master of fine arts specialization in cinematography major offered by the university. Past residencies have been held by Allen Daviau, ASC, and Dean Cundey, ASC. For information about the School of Theater, Film and Television, visit their website.