On a fast-paced set, creative decisions need to be executed with speed and precision. The Cinematographer needs to communicate and translate the director’s vision under extreme time restraints. The cinematography workshop will offer participants the opportunity to ask burning questions which never get asked on a fast-paced set. From lighting, to camera, to blocking, seasoned cinematographers will demonstrate camera and lighting scenarios in real time. As the audience gets to witness the execution of the filmmaking process, the cinematographers will illustrate step by step on their creative decisions about lighting and composition. Participants will receive invaluable information that they can directly apply to their own films.
Please note new address: Mole-Richardson Sound Stage 925 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, CA 90038.
Parking is in front of Studio Depot (Across the street from the Mole Richardson Sound Stage). 900 N. La Brea Ave Hollywood, California 90038
Confirmed Cinematographers include: ROBERT PRIMES (Bad Ass, Bird on a Wire, Nightstalker) STEPHEN BURUM (Mission Impossible, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way)
This seminar is free to the public; however, registration is mandatory. To register, call (213) 680-4462 x59 - please leave your name, phone number and mention the Cinematographers Seminar
3 TOP SECRETS TO SCREENWRITING SUCCESS – MASTER CLASS WITH KRIS YOUNG & NORTHROP DAVIS
Saturday, May 6, 2006 • 11:30 am • DGA 3
There’s a huge gap between daydreaming about becoming a screenwriter...and the reality of being one. Wanna learn the Three Top Secrets to move from wannabe to working writer status? Here they are: 1) Write 2) Write 3) Write. This seminar is about getting back to basics. This master class will be taught by Kris Young and Northrop Davis both teach in the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program. Sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West.
FILMMAKER BALANCE: HOW TO GET YOUR FILMS MADE AND STILL PAY YOUR BILLS
Saturday, May 6, 2006 • 11:30 am • DGA Atrium
Two things that aren’t easy in this business: 1) getting your film made and 2) paying your bills as you pursue filmmaking. Workplace Hollywood presents this realistic career and life strategies panel for filmmakers who may be looking for a job. Panelists are writers, directors, producers & documentarians who lead a double life and pay their bills by working ëindustryí jobs. Confirmed panelists include: Daniel Hsia, Television Writer and Writer/Director; David Ngo, Manager of Programming at E! Entertainment and Writer/Producer; Mark Bella, Producer for MTV News and Director/Producer. Moderator: Mia C. Villanueva, Workplace Hollywood and Writer/Director. Sponsored by Workplace Hollywood
THE PINOY FILM STATE OF INDEPEDENTS: A CONVERSATION WITH FILIPINO AND FILIPINO AMERICAN INDIE FILMMAKERS
Saturday, May 6, 2006 • 1:30 pm • DGA Atrium
Cast aside that talk about the demise of Philippine Cinema -- once, one of Asia's most vibrant; there's a digital EDSA in place in the form of a burgeoning Independent film movement. And in true diasporic fashion, optimistically, it's a digital growth mirrored and paced by Filipino American filmmakers. In an all-too-rare event, we bring together a veritable All-Star team of Pinoy indies representing both sides of the Pacific in candid, multi-angled discussion to converse, vent and to plot the course of a Cinematic People's Power. Do the signsrepresent a return to the past or a genuine shift in the paradigm? Invited panelists include: Ian Gamazon and Neil de la Llana (CAVITE); Yam Laranas (SIGAW); Sari Lluch Dalena and Keith Sicat (RIGODON); David Maquiling (DGA); Cindy Sison, (Unitel Prods.); Auraeus Solito (THE BLOSSOMING OF MAXIMO OLIVEROS). Moderated by Winston F. Emano. Sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission and Fil Am ARTS, Inc.
Saturday, May 6, 2006 • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm DGA Atrium • Reception to follow
U.S. audiences have more opportunities than ever to watch animation on theater screens, televisions, DVD's and the internet. The explosive growth of anime and manga has accompanied and arguably has even fueled this rise in animation programming. Experts from both sides of the Pacific will discuss the art, culture and commerce of animation, focusing on how Asian animation has affected consumer tastes, artistic styles and production here in the U.S. Sponsored by Anime Expo 2006/Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment.
PRODUCTION DESIGN IN FILMMAKING
Sunday, May 7, 2006 • 12 pm • DGA Atrium
One of the most underestimated tools in a filmmaker's arsenal is production design. Film is, first and foremost, a visual medium. If utilized properly, production design can support and strengthen storytelling and, the art and abilities of a skilled designer can make the difference between just another film and an Oscar contender. Renowned designers, will discuss the importance of pre-visualizing and illustrating the director's vision, which in turn, allows the filmmaker to communicate this vision to everyone else involved with the production. Panelists will share what they do, how they do it, and how they can help bring your vision to the screen, while making the production go a little smoother.
SO YOU’VE COMPLETED YOUR FILM – NOW WHAT? Navigating the World of Distribution
Sunday, May 7, 2006 • 2 pm • DGA Atrium
The Asian American indie film genre is blowing up and many emerging artists are looking to be the next Ang Lee—but what happens to films once they are completed? Join us for an enlightening discussion with key industry leaders representing acquisitions, distribution, marketing and management as we explore distribution alternatives and detail how to put together the appropriate selling strategy and the right team.
DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT: AN AFTERNOON WITH WAYNE WANG
Sunday, May 7, 2006 • 4 pm • DGA Atrium
This seminar has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconveniences