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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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How to Build Your Career as a Creative Producer

Veteran Producers share their advice on ​getting started ​as a producer and staying in the game

Effie Brown

Producer

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From Twitter to HBO: How Sujata Day Launched Her Career

Writer/actor Sujata Day (HBO’s INSECURE) talks about how she used the internet to launch her career and make a short film.

Sujata Day

Actor/Writer

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Producing Change with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson

Learn how the producers of CRAZY RICH ASIANS & THE HUNGER GAMES use their producing roles to shape the future of film & TV.

Moira Griffin

Moderator

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Finding the Funny in TV Comedy with Ken Kwapis

What do THE OFFICE, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, and the Cookie Monster all have in common? Ken Kwapis made them funny - learn how!

Ken Kwapis

Director

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Creative Producing with Stephanie Allain: Indies, Studios, Networks

From HUSTLE & FLOW to DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, producer Stephanie Allain shares how she makes independent work for studios.

Stephanie Allain

Producer

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Collaborating for Success: The Producer & Director Relationship

The producer and director of the award-winning SEARCHING, Sev Ohanian and Aneesh Chaganty, share their recipe for successful collaboration

Aneesh Chaganty

Writer/Director

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Meet the Sundance Team: Supporting Artists Year-Round

An interactive webinar featuring the Sundance Program Leads who will demystify the Sundance Lab selection process and experience. Learn about the different labs we offer, how they offer sustained support to artists, and what makes a strong submission.

Brittany Machado

Administrator

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Making Short Films

Join Senior Short Film Programmer, Mike Plante and learn about the art and craft of making short films and strategizing for festival and distribution opportunities.

Mike Plante

Senior Programmer, Sundance Institute

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Brave Storytelling

Stories transport and ​can ​transform us. They allow us to know ourselves and others, and to find meaning in our lives and in our world. They cross borders, transcend culture, and allow us to frame our worlds through new lenses. To create rich stories takes​ courage​ and a willingness to ​do the deep work. Ilyse McKimmie, Kimberly Peirce, Heather Rae, Tyger Williams, Justin Chon, and Rudy Valdez discuss.

Heather Rae

Producer, Director

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Ryan Coogler & Jenna Wortham at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Ryan Coogler discusses clips of BLACK PANTHER & FRUITVALE STATION with culture reporter Jenna Wortham (NYT Magazine).

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Peter Sollett: RAISING VICTOR VARGAS Case Study

Peter Sollett talks working with non-actors, improvisation, and developing a story framework via RAISING VICTOR VARGAS.

Peter Sollett

Director

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How to View Footage with Toby Shimin

Documentary editor Toby Shimin talks about how to screen for emotion and story, organizing footage, and building impact.

Toby Shimin

Editor

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Shorts Programming at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival with Robert Redford

Robert Redford, John Cooper & filmmakers talk about Sundance shorts programming - an important part of the Festival since 1989

John Cooper

Director, Sundance Film Festival

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Innovation & Adaptation with John August

Whether you’re writing a game, app, musical, or a screenplay, John August explains how to innovate for your audience.

John August

Screenwriter, Novelist, Software Developer

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Ritesh Batra: THE LUNCHBOX Case Study

Ritesh Batra (THE LUNCHBOX) breaks down refining tone and time, making characters real, and using your roots for discovery.

Ritesh Batra

Writer, Director

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