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Master classes present real-world tales from rarified talent

IBC2003 attendees wishing to glean a greater insight into the art of telling stories in film and video won’t want to miss the master classes being offered as part of this year’s conference program.

Those attending the master classes will have an opportunity to learn from professionals with remarkable achievements and interesting stories. This year, three master classes will be offered. The classes are: 28 years later: Editor Chris Gill discusses his work for film director Danny Boyle; Led Zeppelin - rock archaeology; and Defining the production values of the digital intermediate process.

Some of the highlights to be covered include:

  • Sept. 12: Editor Chris Gill, discusses his work for film director Danny Boyle. Gill was editing Love in a Cold Climate for the BBC when he discovered that Danny Boyle had two jobs coming up. After Boyle rejected Gill initially, the editor thrust a VHS copy of Never Never into Boyle’s hands and rushed away. After watching the tape, Boyle was impressed with his elusive editing style and gave Gill the job. Since that opening, Gill has edited Strumpet, Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise and 28 Days Later.
  • Sept. 13: Led Zeppelin - rock archaeology. Chaired by Ron Burdett of Sunset Digital, USA, this session will feature participation from Dick Carruthers of M Productions, U.K. This class explores the aesthetics and techniques of director Carruthers and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page in the making of Led Zeppelin, the most successful music DVD. According to Carruthers: “The key thing was striking the right balance - preserving the myth and mystic of Zeppelin, but cutting it for its place in the 21st century."
  • Sept. 14: Defining the production values of the digital intermediate process. Chaired by Ken McGorry of Post, USA, with participation from Steven Poster, director of photography and George Joblove of Sony Pictures Imageworks, USA, this class explores the creation of a digital intermediate system for Stuart Little 2. This class explores the reason for doing digital intermediate, what was learned in the process and the final result of those efforts.

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