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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking

Born in Sydney, Australia, Ross learned his early craft with his documentary maker father with an early career working on documentary films in Africa, Asia and South America. 

Ross' early documentary work progressed to feature film work as first an AC then operator on many high profile projects and working with such esteemed International DPs as William Fraker, Darius Wolski, and Lazlo Kovacs

Ross moved up to 2nd Unit DP on such notable projects as The Matrix and subsequent trilogy, Superman Returns, and Anna and the King.

Ross'  natural progression to DP with films such as The Cave and Underworld Rise of the Lycans are films that require a high level of expertise in difficult blends of action, VFX and performance. 

Ross recent projects as Director of Photography include acclaimed films including The Giver for Philip Noyce and Woman in Gold for Simon Curtis

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As a film director, Barry co-directed the Oscar nominated documentary film The War at Home in 1979. 

Some of Barry's other film directing credits include The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey, the feature film Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control, and the documentary Sidewalk.

As a film editor, Barry has worked with director Mira Nair on films like Salaam Bombay and the upcoming Queen of Katwe.  

Barry's projects for Spike Lee over the years include: She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, He Got Game, 25th Hour, and Inside Man.

Barry's more recent projects as editor include: Passing Strange, Bill Cunningham New York, Detachment, and The Giver

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Mikael received his MFA in Industrial Design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1989. 

Mikael’s film projects over the years includes production design on Adam & Eva, The Reunion, The Threat, and The Swimsuit Issue.  

Mikael was an Art Director on Anton Corbjin's The American and the Supervising Art Director on David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Mikael’s more recent work includes the critically acclaimed feature, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and the television series, The Assets.

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Jennifer's award-winning debut feature film Half-Life premiered in 2008 at Sundance and Tokyo International, screened at SXSW, and was distributed by the Sundance Channel.

Some of Jennifer's other projects include directing and editing the music video Glass Butterfly, and editing and producing the Sundance Short Crazy Beats Strong Every Time.

Jennifer won the inaugural San Francisco Film Society Women’s Filmmaker Fellowship, and serves as a filmmaking mentor for President Obama’s Call to Arts Pledge. 

Jennifer's recent feature Advantageous won a Jury Prize at Sundance 2015 and it was based on her award winning 2012 short of the same name.  

Advantageous takes place in a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship where a mother and daughter do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Advantageous is available via Video on Demand on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, and VUDU.

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Kim's earlier projects include Vertical Limit and Her Majesty shot in New Zealand.

Overseas, Kim has often worked largely with local crews, working in South Pacific Fiji on Cast Away, Legend of Zorro in Mexico, and Beyond Borders in Thailand. Kim also created the look of a Japanese village for The Last Samurai, actually built in a valley near New Plymouth. 

In 2010, Kim was one of three art department heads to win both an Oscar and a BAFTA for their work on AvatarKim also worked on Under the Mountain, headed the design team on The Adventures of Tintin

Kim was one of the supervising art directors on the North American shoot of Man of Steel and was a visual effects art director on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Kim was more recently the production designer of acclaimed New Zealand drama, The Dark Horse, and the Sundance Jury Prize winning action western film, Slow West.

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Roland has worked on a variety of award winning narrative and documentary short and feature films over the year.

Some of Roland's past projects include the films: Painting with Light in a Dark World, Green Bush, West, Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn, Accidents Happen, Samson & Delilah, Here I Am, and The Hunter.

Some of Roland's more recent projects include are The Darkside, segments of The Turning and Words With Gods, and the acclaimed feature, Slow West.

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Kimberly started her career working as a commercial editor and traveled the world directing and producing travel documentaries.  

Kimberly became an early expert in the field of digital filmmaking and post-production.

After transitioning genders, she moved into the world of publishing, as editor-in-chief of DV Magazine.

Kim's first feature-length documentary film, Prodigal Sons, tells the story of three siblings, their rivalries, and their search for identity. 

Prodigal Sons has won many honors and have connected to many in film festival audiences worldwide, including its winning of the Audience award at Palm Springs and it is available on DVDNetflix, and iTunes.

Kimberly has also worked on editing other film projects and she has been a featured storyteller on The Moth

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Melissa's career began in NYC, where she designed for several theater, opera and dance companies and later she moved to Los Angeles.

Melissa has designed costumes for several successful independent feature films including Parker, Love Ranch, Kissing Jessica Stein, Let Me In, and Kill The Irishman

More recently, Melissa has worked on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Wild, which earned her Costume Designers Guild nomination for excellence in contemporary film.

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In 1999, Vladan started his career as a camera operator working with many Italian and foreign filmmakers in cinema and commercials. 

Since 2003, Vladan has worked as cinematographer for many important Italian and foreign feature films that have won awards in prestigious International film festivals. 

Vladan has received many cinematography awards for his films, and his projects over the years include: Saimir, Red Like The Sky, The Rest of the Night, and Apartment in Athens

Some of Vladan's more recent projects include: the TV series, In Treatment, the Italian comedy, I Can Quit Whenever I Want, the Italian crime drama, Black Souls, and the acclaimed feature, Sworn Virgin.

In recognition of his work on Black Souls, Vladan won the 2015 award for best cinematography at the David di Donatello Awards, the Italian Oscars.

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Steve is a Film Editor, Sound Designer, and Visual Artist, who has more recently trained in the field of Design Research and Thinking at the School of Visual Arts Products of Design MFA program. 

Steve has collaborated with filmmakers Hal Hartley and Ang Lee, and a variety of choreographers and visual artists. Steve's work has been shown at film festivals and museums throughout the world.

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