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CSUN Cinema and Television Arts 2010 alum Josh Nitschke has just won 1st Place in the 2010 Kodak Film School Competition for the United States and Canada. The award is for the excellence in cinematography for the senior film project Misdirection, which was a participant in our 2010 Senior Film Showcase this past Spring.

Josh will attend the Clemont-Ferrand International Film Festival in France and be hosted by Eastman Kodak with all accommodations and travel provided by Kodak.

The worldwide judge for the competition was acclaimed cinematographer, John Bailey, ASC (American Society of Cinematographers). Mr. Bailey says of the work on Misdirection ...

An absolutely gorgeously lit film in every environment- from the poker room, the stage, dressing rooms. Does not seem at all like a student film. Both direction and cinematography demonstrate sensibilities of a caliber to move directly into major feature production.

Misdirection was shot on Kodak Vision 3 film and directed by Doron Kipper. It was the recipient of "The Arri 35mm Project" grant Fall 2009 Semester with the generous help of Arri Vice-President and CSUN Alum Bill Russell, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, CSUN IRA Funding, Kodak, Clairmont Camera, JL Fisher, Fotokem, Mole-Richardson and many others.

Congrats to the entire crew, faculty and staff.