Acclaimed DP goes back to school
Oscar-winning cinematographer Conrad Hall has been named Kodak Cinematographer in Residence at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Hall will conduct workshops during the spring quarter focusing on the “aesthetic role cinematographers play in thecollaborative art of visual storytelling.”In addition, the school will host “Conrad Hall: Art of Light” a two-week film series opening May 18 with a restored print of “Fat City” followed by a discussion with Hall. Other scheduled screenings include “In Cold Blood,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Day of the Locust” and “Searching for Bobby Fischer.” Pics will unspool at the James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall and are open to the public. UCLA appoints a new resident cinematographer annually. Hall’s most recent project is the upcoming “Road to Perdition,” a reteaming with “American Beauty” director Sam Mendes.