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The Fundamentals of Cinematography with Rodrigo Prieto

World-class cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto talks about shot-listing, lighting design, working with directors, and embracing constraints.

Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer

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A Producer is Always Selling with Anthony Bregman

Anthony Bregman

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Director/Actor Justin Chon on Working with Actors

Justin Chon

Screenwriter/Director

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The Casting Process with Eyde Belasco

Eyde Belasco

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An Actor's Insights for Directors with Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

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Actor Octavia Spencer on Preparing a Character

Actress Octavia Spencer describes her process for reading a script and developing the characters she plays. Plus she shares how she communicates with directors during the prep phase of independent films.

Octavia Spencer

Actor

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David Lowery: A GHOST STORY Case Study

David Lowery

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Directing Actors for Comedy with Nisha Ganatra

TV & feature director Nisha Ganatra discusses some the best practices she's learned around rehearsing and blocking for the strongest comedic performances both in camera and in the editing room.

Nisha Ganatra

Writer/ Director

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Building the Episodic World of DELHI CRIME with Richie Mehta

Creator Richie Mehta shares the structural differences between writing features and TV when it comes to plot, character, and world - and how he visually scaled the world for his series DELHI CRIME.

Richie Mehta

Writer/Director

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UNDER THE SHADOW: Developing Character and Story with Babak Anvari

Filmmaker Babak Anvari breaks down how he developed core characters and story elements for his award-winning film, UNDER THE SHADOW.

Babak Anvari

Writer, Director, Producer

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Conversation with Ava DuVernay: Art is Activism

Ava DuVernay

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Telling Globally Accessible Stories with Gurinder Chadha

Writer/producer/director Gurinder Chadha, best recognized for films such as BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and VICEROY'S HOUSE, is known for taking stories from underrepresented communities and bringing them firmly into the spotlight. Hear how she uses pop culture to tell narratives featuring people of color while finding mainstream success.

Gurinder Chadha

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Changing the Cultural Narrative with Heather Rae

Heather Rae is a film and TV producer who also who also promotes narrative change work, particularly for Native and Indigenous filmmakers. Here she talks about how inclusion will change the industry and why producers of culture are more needed than ever.

Heather Rae

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Film as Environmental Activism with Jeff Orlowski

Documentary director Jeff Orlowski has made significant impact awareness around climate change with his films CHASING ICE and CHASING CORAL. Hear how he uses emotional entry points to get audiences to connect to environmental topics.

Jeff Orlowski

Filmmaker

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Making Brave Choices with Nonfiction Filmmaker Nanfu Wang

Documentary director Nanfu Wang has made films that make extreme demands on her physical safety. Learn how she approaches dangerous situations, mitigating risk, and understanding why brave stories need to be told.

Nanfu Wang

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Approaches to Handling Traumatic Material with Alexandria Bombach

Alexandria Bombach

Filmmaker

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The Elements of a Great Documentary Scene with Jonathan Oppenheim

Editor Jonathan Oppenheim has crafted critically-acclaimed documentaries, including "Paris is Burning" and "The Oath". In this video he explains how he thinks about the elements of a good scene, approaching structure, and looking for aliveness in the footage.

Jonathan Oppenheim

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Making Documentaries Using Archival Footage with Penny Lane

Penny Lane

Filmmaker

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Creating Documentary Portraits with Jeff Malmberg

Jeff Malmberg

Filmmaker

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BOYS DON'T CRY: A Case Study with Writer/Director Kimberly Peirce

Hear how writer/director Kimberly Peirce developed BOYS DON'T CRY and took it from the Sundance Labs to winning an Oscar

Kimberly Ane Peirce

Writer/Director

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Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum on Composing for Film

Learn how to capture the DNA of a film through melody and sound

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Composer

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Build and Sustain Your Producing Career with Carly Hugo and Matt Parker

How to sustain yourself as you build your producing career

Carly Hugo

Producer

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