Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- February 13, 2002
Cal State L.A. Faculty Member is Cinematographer on Academy
Award-Nominated Short Film
The Cal State L.A. community has another reason to watch the awarding
of the Oscars on Sunday, March 24. Cal State L.A.'s assistant professor
of broadcasting Blake Jackson was the cinematographer on The
Accountant-a 38-minute film recently nominated for an Academy Award
in the category of "Short Film
Live Action." Jackson
also assisted with production management and pre-production producing
on the film.
The Accountant, one of five films nominated in its category, has been
picking up awards at festivals across the country and has been honored
at the Slamdance, Fayetteville, Atlanta, Austin and Virginia festivals
as well as the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.
According to Alan Bloom, associate chair of the University's Communication
Studies department, "those who have seen this award-winning film
are not surprised by this honor. Jackson's work on The Accountant is beautiful
and flawless." Bloom calls the work "a terrific film" and
attributes its ability to compete in today's very tough short film environment
to the "gorgeous look of its cinematography."
This is Jackson's second association with an Oscar-nominated short film.
He was art director on the 1986 Short Documentary nominee, The Courage