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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Max Wang - Taiwanese Director of Photography

Max's director of photography credits include: Boss'n Up (with Snoop Dogg), and Fist of the Warrior.

Max's more recent work includes: the Chinese update of What Women Want, starring Gong Li and Andy Lau, and the upcoming, The Girl From The Naked Eye, a noirish detective story about Sandy, a call girl at The Naked Eye, who ends up dead and her friend and only ally in the world, Jake, goes on a manhunt to find out who killed her.

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Ron Von Blomberg - Set Decorator

Ron's earlier projects as a set decorator have included: Legends of the Fall, Michael Collins, Cruel Intentions, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. 

Ron's TV credits include: Taking Chance, and for the series, The Royal Pains and Person of Interest.

Other more recent notable films, Ron worked on included: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind RewindThe Burning Plain by Guillermo Arriaga, Pride and Glory, and Bride Wars.

Ron has most recently worked on the Kenneth Lonergan's film, Margaret, about a young woman's experiences in the adult world after being involved in a bus accident, and Gavin O'Connor's boxing themed drama, Warrior, starring Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, and Tom Hardy.

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Halfdan E - Danish Film Composer

After playing bass in several rock bands in the 1980s and 1990s, and getting a degree from Copenhagen's Academy of Music, Halfdan E collaborated with Danish poet Dan Turell on a crossover project which produced two CD recordings, which both won Danish Grammy Awards

Halfdan continued to compose for film and television, working with prominent film directors such as Per Fly and Hans Petter Moland and to work as a pop and rock music producer. 

Halfdan recently worked on score for the TV-series Borgen and Hans Petter Moland's stylistic black comedy, A Somewhat Gentle Man, about a man let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder, starring, Stellan Skarsgard

Direct download: HalfdanE.mp3
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Greg Hooper - Art Director and Set Designer

Greg has worked in television for several years in television on projects as a set designer and was most known for his set design work on Star Trek: Voyager.

As Set Designer in film,  Greg worked on a variety of projects including the films: Planet of the Apes, Down With Love, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, World Trade Center, Lie Free or Die Hard, and Serenity.

Greg's art direction work include the films for Paul Haggis: In The Valley Of Elah, The Next Three Days, along with the films: North Country, State of Play, Terminator Salvation, and the upcoming Avengers film for Joss Whedon.

Greg was more recently an art director on the black and white silent film The Artist, a French and Belgian co-production is set in 1927-32 Hollywood and has won been nominated for many awards including several Golden Globes.

Direct download: GregHooper.mp3
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Laurence Bennett - Production Designer - Paul Haggis' Crash to The Artist

Laurence has worked in television for several years on pilots and series including: Grey's Anatomy, Once And Again, Mr. Sterling, and EZ Streets.

Laurence's production design credits include films for Paul Haggis: In The Valley Of Elah, The Next Three Days, and the Academy Award Best Picture, Crash, along with the films Freedom Writers and Traitor.

Laurence was the production designer on the black and white silent film The Artist, a French and Belgian co-production that is set in 1927-32 Hollywood and has won and been nominated for many awards including several Golden Globes.

The Artist is about a silent movie star George Valentin who wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion.
 

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