Guillermo Navarro Becomes TFT's 14th Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) has been named the 2013 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

This is the 14th year of the residency program, which is sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Co. Navarro joins a distinguished group of cinematographers who have received this honor in the past including Roger Deakins, BSC, ASC (“No Country For Old Men,” “True Grit,” “Skyfall”); Dante Spinotti, ASC (“Last of the Mohicans,” “L.A. Confidential,” “The Insider” “Tower Heist”); Owen Roizman, ASC (“The Exorcist,” “Tootsie,” “Wyatt Earp”) and Conrad L. Hall, ASC (“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “American Beauty,” “Road to Perdition”).

The Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence program began in 2000 to enhance the learning experience of students with insight from renowned cinematographers. UCLA TFT is the only film school that offers a cinematography residency program such as this, where students can receive direct guidance from cinematographers through screenings, workshops and one-on-one sessions over the course of 10 weeks.

In his 40-year career, Navarro has worked with such established filmmakers as Bill Condon (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2”), Guillermo Del Toro (“The Devil’s Backbone,” “Hellboy,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Pacific Rim”), Robert Rodriguez (“From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Spy Kids”), and Quentin Tarantino (“Jackie Brown”). Navarro is currently filming director Matthew Cullen’s “London Fields,” starring Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess and Billy Bob Thornton.

As part of the program, Navarro will screen “Pan’s Labyrinth” on Monday, Nov. 4 at 8:00 p.m. at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater. A Q&A will follow.

— Noela Hueso

Posted: Oct. 29, 2013

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