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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Haskell Wexler - Oscar Winning Cinematographer and Documentarian, 1922-2015

Haskell received Oscar nominations for his work on the documentary The Living City; the short film T Is For Tumbleweed and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and won Oscars for his work on Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and Bound For Glory

Haskell has worked on several films with John Sayles including Matewan, The Secret of Roan Inish, Limbo, and Silver City.

Haskell has dierected and filmed a number of important documentary films to his credit, including The Bus, Interviews With Mee Lie Veterans, and Introduction to the Enemy, co-directed with Jane Fonda.

Haskell created the groundbreaking neo-documentary style film, Medium Cool about a TV news camera find himself becoming personally involved in the violence which erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention

Haskell more recently directed the documentary Who Needs Sleep? about sleep deprivation in the film industry and shot Bringing King to China about a young American teacher in Beijing, whose failed protests against the Iraq war drive her to produce a play in China about Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Haskell continued to document more recent political and peace movements like the Occupy Movement in Chicago on Four Days in Chicago

Direct download: HaskellWexler2.mp3
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Barnaby Smyth - UK Foley Artist - Mirrormask, Senna, Arthur Christmas, Downton Abbey, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Under the Skin, Testament of Youth, Suffragette, and the upcoming A Hundred Streets and Ali and Nino

Barnaby's earlier highlights in foley include: Morvern Callar, I Capture the Castle, and Mirrormask.

Barnaby has worked on documentaries like Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten and Senna and animated films like Free Jimmy and Arthur Christmas.

He has worked on several award winning period pieces like Brick Lane, Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina and thrillers like We Need to Talk About Kevin, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Under the Skin, and The Double.

Barnaby's more recent projects include: Testament of Youth, Pan, Suffragette, and the upcoming A Hundred Streets and Ali and Nino.

Direct download: BarnabySmyth.mp3
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John Axelrad - Film Editor - We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, The Immigrant, Rudderless, Krampus, and the upcoming, Miles Ahead

John attended the USC School of Cinema-Television Production.

Early on in his career, John was an assistant editor on varied projects including earlier films for Steven Soderbergh like Out of Sight and Erin Brocovich.

John's projects over the years, include: We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, and The Immigrant.

Some of John's more recent projects include: Rudderless, a music related comedy/drama for William H. Macy, Before We Go for Chris Evans, Krampus, a holiday comedy/fantasy horror, and the upcoming, Miles Ahead for Don Cheadle, a narrative feature about the life and music of Miles Davis.

Direct download: JohnAxelrad.mp3
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Bo Smith - Film Educator and Curator

Bo currently teaches film classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and has previously taught at Boston College, Teachers as Scholars, Boston University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

He has directed film programming for Unifilm in San Francisco, Films in the Cities in St. Paul, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Denver Film Society, and currently coordinates film events at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
 

Direct download: BoSmith.mp3
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Anastasia Masaro - Art Director and Production Designer - Nothing, Tideland, The Company, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Mama, Arcade Fire: Reflektor, Make Your Move, and Life by Anton Corbijn

Anastasia is a Production Designer who was nominated for both an Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Production Design for the film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Anastasia's other projects over the years include: Nothing, Tideland, the mini-series series, The Company, Mama, Arcade Fire: Reflektor, and Make Your Move.

Anastasia's more recent projects include: Life for Anton Corbijn, XX, and The First

Direct download: AnastasiaMasaro2.mp3
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