Award-Winning Movie Directors,Producers And Actors Join Digital Cinema Workshop At CSUSB This Summer
(Victor Valley)- â€“ Randal Kleiser, director of â€śGrease,â€ť has confirmed the attendance of several award-winning directors, producers and actors to lecture at the International Digital Cinema Workshop at California State University, San Bernardino this summer.â€¨Â â€¨The three-week intensive workshop, scheduled for July 8-28, will begin with an opening ceremony at Cal State San Bernardino. Carl Weathers, the star of Best Picture winner â€śRockyâ€ť and movies such as â€śPredator,â€ť will be the featured guest speaker for the opening ceremony.
The workshopâ€™s opening week guest speakers also include Martha Coolidge, director of â€śValley Girlâ€ť and Oscar-nominated â€śRambling Rose,â€ť and Susan Zwerman, who produced visual effects for â€śAlien Resurrection,â€ť â€śMen of Honorâ€ť and â€śBroken Arrow.â€ť The week also will feature field trips to Universal Studios for a demo of its new Smart Stage, and the Light Stage at USCâ€™s Institute for Creative Technology.
Academy Award-winner Jonathan Sanger, producer of â€śThe Elephant Manâ€ť and â€śVanilla Sky,â€ť will speak in the second week of the workshop, along with John Badham, director of â€śSaturday Night Feverâ€ť and â€śWarGames,â€ť as part of the directing track. Jeff Kleiser, known for his work on the â€śX-Menâ€ť franchise and the â€śSpidermanâ€ť ride in Florida, will instruct students during the digital track. Activities also include a field trip to Garner Holt Productions in San Bernardino.â€¨Â â€¨â€śIâ€™m delighted to speak at the International Digital Cinema Workshop. For professionals and students, as well as film teachers, this workshop is designed for the total filmmaker,â€ť said actress Diane Baker, who co-starred on film with Gregory Peck, was directed by Alfred Hitchock and appeared in the film â€śThe Silence of the Lambs.â€ť
During the final week of the workshop, the directing track students will learn from Baker; Student Academy Award-winner Gregg Helvey, who will talk about how he made his short film; and Mark Travis, author of â€ťDirectorâ€™s Bag of Tricks,â€ť who will share his secrets. Students also will attend field trips to Paramount Studios and to the Los Angeles Film School. The workshop will culminate in an all-day trip to Digital Day at the Directors Guild of America. The workshop will conclude with a wrap party reception at a private location in the Hollywood Hills.
The digital track addresses state-of-the-art developments in filmmaking technology, including the latest in digital production cameras and 3-D technology. The directing track is based on the teachings of the late USC School of Cinematic Arts instructor Nina Foch, who taught the â€śAdvanced Seminar in Directing Actors for Filmâ€ť at USC and was also an instructor at the American Film Institute.
â€śFrom the first day in her class I was blown away. Â Nina Fochâ€™s teachings guided me to the Student Academy Award for my film â€śKavi,â€ť said Gregg Helvey.â€¨Â â€¨The three-week International Digital Cinema Workshop will be held on the beautiful campus of Cal State San Bernardino, in collaboration with the universityâ€™s College of Extended Learning, Department of Theatre Arts and Department of Communication Studies.
For more information, visit the International Digital Cinema Workshop website at www.DigitalCinema.CSUSB.edu, e-mail DigitalCinema@CSUSB.edu, or call (909) 537-5879.