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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Lars Skree - Danish Director of Photography - One Hand Clapping, Max Pinlig, The Swenkas, Armadillo, and Putin's Kiss

Lars graduated as Director of Photography from the National Film School of Denmark in 1997.

Lars has filmed a number of feature and documentary films, including One Hand Clapping, the documentary, The Swenkas, and the Max Pinlig series of films.

Lars has received awards for his cinematography on documentaries, including News & Documentary Emmy Awards and the Bodil Award for Armadillo and he won Best World Cinema Cinematography Award winning in Sundance for Putin's Kiss.

Lars, putting his life on the line while filming the war drama Armadillo in Afghanistan, received the Roos Award for this and also did some work in Indonesia on The Act of Killing.

Direct download: LarsSkree.mp3
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Rob Simonsen - Film Composer - Moneyball and Life of Pi with Mychael Danna, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Girl Most Likely, The Spectacular Now and The Way, Way Back

Rob's first break into film composing was through the independent feature Westender in 2003 along followed by the Canadian award winning Eve and the Fire Horse.

In 2004, Rob teamed up with Mychael Danna and has provided additional music and arrangements on Surf's Up, Fracture, Moneyball and the Oscar-winning Life of Pi.

The two have co-composed the film (500) Days of Summer, and the television series, Dollhouse and Blue Bloods.

Rob's more recent work includes the films: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Girl Most Likely, and the Sundance Film Festival features The Spectacular Now and The Way, Way Back.

Direct download: RobSimonsen.mp3
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Lol Crawley - British Director of Photography - Ballast, Four Lions, Here, On The Ice, Hyde Park on Hudson, and Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom

Lol's first feature credit was on an American independent film for Lance Hammeron Ballast and also the feature, Better Things, which world-premiered at theCannes Film Festival.

Lol also worked on the acclaimed satire Four Lions, the Armenian road movie romance Here, and the Alaskan thriller On the Ice. He also worked on the acclaimed BBC miniseries The Crimson Petal and the White.

Lol recently was the director of photography on the film Hyde Park on Hudson, a story about the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Lol's most recent work has been in South Africa as the director of photography on the acclaimed biopic, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, about Nelson Mandela's life.

Direct download: LolCrawley2.mp3
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Beth Mickle - Production Designer - Half Nelson, Sugar, Cold Souls, An Englishman in New York, Drive, It's A Kind of Funny Story, Arbitrage, Thanks for Sharing, How to Catch A Monster, and Only God Forgives (Now on DVD)

Beth gained a BAFTA nomination for her work on An Englishman in New Yorkstarring John HurtBeth designed It’s Kind of a Funny Story starring Zach Galifianakis and the box office hit Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, that premiered in competition at Cannes.

Named as one of the Hollywood Reporter's "Production Designers To Watch," Beth has worked on a number of award-winning films including: Half Nelson, which won the Best Film prize at the Gotham Awards and Cold Souls, starring Paul GiamattiDavid Strathairn, and Emily Watson, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

Beth’s other projects include: Madness and Genius and Sugar which was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, along with Night Catches Us,The Son of No One, and Arbitrage.  

Only God Forgives, her latest collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, is now on DVD.

Beth’s upcoming films include: 2 GunsThanks for Sharing, and How To Catch A Monster, a directorial debut by Ryan Gosling.

Direct download: BethMickle2.mp3
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