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Learn From The Best: "Advanced Filmmaking" with Phedon Papamichael, Janusz Kaminski & Wally Pfister


Phedon Papamichael, Janusz Kaminski and Wally Pfister: They are the field’s most interesting and accomplished practitioners and they're offering over 12 hours of lectures and interviews.

An invaluable complement to traditional cinematography education, these practical tools provide fascinating insight into how three top pros think about their work, their careers, their tools and their collaborators in the real world of filmmaking.

Advanced Filmmaking answers the questions that aren’t addressed in film school.

Now available on Vimeo on Demand (VOD).

Advanced Filmmaking

Janusz Kaminski

Janusz Kamiński emigrated to the U.S. as a political refugee in 1981 and studied filmmaking at Columbia College in Chicago and at the American Film Institute. His celebrated collaboration with Steven Spielberg began in 1991 with Schindler’s List, and has grown to include more than a dozen films, including Lincoln, War Horse, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Munich and Saving Private Ryan. A two-time Oscar winner and six-time nominee, Kamiński’s other credits include The Diving Bell & the Butterfly and Jerry Maguire.

Wally Pfister

Wally Pfister, ASC, BSC began as a news and documentary cameraman and segued into narrative filmmaking after attending the American Film Institute. Pfister is a four-time Academy Award nominee whose dark, acclaimed work with Christopher Nolan includes Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, which brought him an Oscar. His other credits include Moneyball, The Italian Job, Slow Burn and Laurel Canyon. Pfister recently made his feature directorial debut on Transcendence.

Phedon Papamichael

Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC was born in Greece and grew up in Germany. On his way up, he shot seven films for Roger Corman in the space of two years. Today, his eclectic resume includes films with directors Wim Wenders (The Million Dollar Hotel), Gore Verbinski (The Weather Man), James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line), George Clooney (The Ides of March, The Monuments Men). Oliver Stone (W.) and Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska). His evocative black and white imagery in Nebraska earned him an Oscar nomination.

AF Producers

Chris Gibbin is an American filmmaker, producer, and entrepreneur. Along with his producing partner, Phedon Papamichael, he has produced several feature & short films that have premiered at film festivals around the world.

Jacqueline Legan is a veteran of theater and film studies, having pursued the craft both in New York and Los Angeles. She began her formal education at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and concluded her training with a degree from the School of Theatre from the University of Southern California.

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