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Janusz Kaminski Presents VANISHING POINT

Last night I went to the Bing Theater at LACMA to watch a screening of Richard C. Sarafian’s 1971 film Vanishing Point followed by Q&A with the incredible Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.  He’s Steven Spielberg’s go-to DP.  Together they’ve amazed us with films like Schindler’s List, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, […]

Life After Film School (FXM): I Ask Valerie & Jonathan about avoiding the pitfalls of co-directing ...

LIFE AFTER FILM SCHOOL: RUBY SPARKS Directors, Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

NEW:  VIDEO SCREEN CAPS ADDED TO PHOTO GALLERY (scroll halfway down) On Friday, I taped my second appearance as a student-host on FXM Presents’ Life After Film School. Our guests were Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton — the directing team of this year’s upcoming, Ruby Sparks, the much-anticipated second movie from the multi-talented co-directors of 2006’s Best Picture nominee and multiple Academy […]

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Oscar Winner David MacMillan Teaches Me About Sound

Last Friday, Academy Award Winning Sound Engineer David MacMillan, conducted a workshop at LMU and I attended. David is one of the most important sound department experts in the world, winning Oscars for his work on The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and Speed.  He’s batting 1.000, going 3-for-3 at the Academy Awards.  Some of his […]

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