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01 Just Some of Our Awards

The Art of Movie Trailers (aka Learning How They Make Magic @ Mark Woollen & Associates)

Fifty Shades of Grey.   Gone Girl.   Birdman.   The Theory of Everything.   Boyhood.   CitizenFour.   The Social Network.   Black Swan.   The Tree of Life. ALL of these wildly diverse Hollywood hits share a wonderful common connection. Have you watched a movie trailer that really drew you in? And, when it was over, you knew you just HAD to see the film? […]

Before Midnight Poster

BEFORE MIDNIGHT at LACMA — Part Three of the “Lowest Grossing Trilogy of all Time”

Earlier this week I went to a screening at LACMA of Before Midnight, Richard Linklater’s third installment giving us a glimpse into the lives of Jesse and Celine, played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Before Midnight, along with Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), are the three films that LACMA film curator Elvis Mitchell […]

02 42 Movie Poster

LMU Monday Night Series: “42” with Writer/Director/LMU alum Brian Helgeland

LMU is a great film school and I always feel fortunate to be a student here, but every now and then the impact of how amazing a school it is becomes more apparent.  That was the case last night when alum Brian Helgeland, the extraordinary director and Academy Award winning writer returned to LMU to […]

01 Vanishing Point  Movie Poster

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, […]

David MacMillan at LMU SFTV

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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