Jeff Fry graduated summa cum laude from Sam Houston State University in Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Photography, two minors, and a Teaching Certificate in Industrial Arts and Education. He received technical certification in motion picture production from The Film Group Institute in California, and has had the privilege of learning his trade from such notable masters of light as Al Weber and Ansel Adams.

His challenging career in film has spanned over thirty years, reaching from the inner workings of NASA’s Mission Control to the studios of Hollywood. Jeff has worked on independent films in a variety of roles, including writer, director, and cinematographer, and has helped produce training manuals, publications and industrial videos supporting advancements in military technology and satellite communications. He is the author and editor of five national photographic standards for the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Jeff has worked for such companies as Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation and Perot Systems as a writer, illustrator, analyst, and project manager, and has taught hundreds of students as an instructor of photography. As Vice-President of the Color Microimaging Corporation, Jeff managed a state-of-the-art facility pioneering the field of color micrographic photography. Working closely with scientists and researchers at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York, he modified animation, reprographic and planetary cameras to the exacting standards of micrographics, and customized lenses, lighting systems and film processors to handle a variety of motion picture film stocks from 16mm to 105mm. He has been a commercial, portrait and fine art photographer, with his work displayed in galleries and one-man exhibitions, and he has lectured on color film preservation technology at Yale University.

Jeff has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship from the Houston Endowment, the Gladys E. Hansen Memorial Scholarship from the Society of Photographer’s in Industry, and the American Legion Award. He was a finalist at the 1998 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, a finalist at the 7th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, a 2005 and 2006 Nicholl Fellowships semi-finalist, and the Grand Prize recipient of the 8th Annual Fade In Awards screenwriting competition.

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