'Jaws' Cinematographer and Resident Artist to Speak at Screening

Nov. 14, 2006
What: 
Kodak and UA Department of Media Arts present free screening of Jaws
When: 
Wednesday, Nov. 29 5 p.m. Kodak demonstration 7:30 p.m. screening
Where: 
The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway

Wilmer (Bill) Butler of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and director of photography for the film "Jaws," has been named Kodak Cinematographer in Residence at The University of Arizona and will appear at a free public screening of the film at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29 at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway.

He will introduce the film and answer questions about photographing "Jaws" Butler also will conduct a workshop with senior filmmaking students, focusing on the role cinematographers play in the collaborative art of filmmaking.

The residency program connects world-renowned professionals with film schools in an effort to support educators and enhance the learning experience of their students.

For over 30 years, "Jaws" has instilled fear in the hearts of audiences around the world. In addition to "Jaws", Butler is known for his work as director of photography on such feature film as "The Conversation," "Grease," "Biloxi Blues" and "Rocky II, III and IV." His work on "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" won an Academy Award nomination. He has garnered two Emmy Awards for his television productions "Raid on Entebbe" (1978) and "A Streetcar Named Desire"(1984).

Prior to the screening, Gail Sanchez, manager of student accounts for Kodak's Western region, will present a free demonstration of Kodak film stocks including: 7218 "The Box" – Super 16mm optically blown up to 35mm; 7205 "Daylight Stories" – Super 16mm optically blown up to 35mm; and "The Lightning Project" - 200T and 100T film stocks through a digital intermediary.

For more information, contact Jill Bean at jbean@email.arizona.edu