Action!GAMBIER, Ohio (February 8, 2013)
A grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brings accomplished cinematographer Jacek Laskus to Kenyon for a series of workshops with film students and a public talk on his work.
Laskus, a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, has done feature film, documentary and television work in the United States and around the world. He has also shot a number of music videos. Laskus has worked with directors Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme and Michael Pressman, among others. He is a native of Poland and is now based in Los Angeles.
The $5,000 grant helps provide an opportunity for Laskus to work with students from February 14-18. He will discuss his work in a free public talk on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater.
Kenyon students will work with Laskus to plan and execute the cinematography for a short film, said Rebecca Wolf, assistant professor of drama. "With funding from this grant we are able to offer students hands-on experience in cinematography under the guidance of a professional artist," Wolf said. "Such encounters with working professionals broaden the educational opportunities for our students and help them prepare for the transition from Kenyon to the professional world."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Educational Grants Program provides support to institutions that help aspiring filmmakers gain the skills and knowledge needed to make theatrical motion pictures.