Kodak awards 2 WWI students for outstanding cinematography


MUMBAI: Two students of Whistling Woods International (WWI) won the Kodak Film School Competition.

Aazin Printer and Pratik Deora, both cinematographers from the July 2009 batch of WWI, have won this award.

Printer is selected to participate in the Kodak Master class at Budapest and Deora is adjudged the winner at the National Level of the Kodak Film School Competition 2009.

WWI HOD cinematography Krishhnamurthy said, "Aazin Printer is a man of music, so uncanny visuals come to him effortlessly. He has an inbuilt mechanism to think out of the box and create interesting lighting designs for humdrum and mundane. He does not give up till he hits the bull’s eye with his camera and ably supports a script in its visual interpretation."

Commenting on Printer’s dedication towards his work, Krishnamurthy further added, "He stands up like a rock besides his director and helps him realize his vision. All of his project work in the school bears the stamp of a genuine camera-person. An opportunity of this kind will take him much further on his learning curve."

Now in its tenth year, the Kodak Film School Competition recognizes outstanding achievements in cinematography by student filmmakers. The grand prize includes a trip to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France for each of the regional winning filmmakers, which offers an outstanding career opportunity.