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Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Panels You Won’t Want to Miss at NAB 2015

Attention, Filmmakers: 5 Panels You Won't Want to Miss at NAB 2015

There are so many bells and whistles to distract you at NAB, in order to help you focus, we’ve highlighted five panels that are part of this year’s show, which runs from April 11-16 in Las Vegas. Click panel titles below for the exact date, time and location for each of the events.

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1. Breaking the Hollywood Mold: Finding Success on YouTube and Beyond

Defined roles are a thing of the past. Nowadays, filmmakers (or content creators) do a little bit of everything — employing new, creative means of production and distribution outside the Hollywood system. Moderated by Dave Werner, senior experience design lead at Adobe, the panel will feature Seth Worley, director and writer for Red Films; Ryan Connolly, filmmaker and owner of Triune Films and Film Riot; and Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer, co-founders of and filmmakers at Corridor Digital, as they discuss these new evolving models.

2.  Checking into “The Grand Budapest Hotel:” A Conversation With Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer Robert Yeoman, A.S.C. 

In a discussion with American Cinematographer Magazine Managing Editor John Witmer, Academy Award-nominated Robert Yeoman, ASC, will present a behind-the-scenes tour of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” his seventh feature collaboration with director Wes Anderson. Shot on 35mm film in Germany (standing in for the fictional Republic of Zubrowka), the award-winning feature mixes aspect ratios and incorporates dynamic lighting cues, front-projection and other innovative techniques. To prepare for the chat, read Indiewire’s interview with Yeoman here.

3. Adventures in Filmmaking: From “Saturday Night Live” Shorts to a Feature Film

Adam Epstein, an Emmy-nominated editor, has been part of the “Saturday Night Live” film unit for six years. He recently completed work on “Staten Island Summer,” directed by Rhys Thomas and produced by Lorne Michaels. Epstein is currently working on an upcoming IFC series featuring former SNL cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers. During this chat with award-winning filmmaker Meagan Keane, a member of Adobe’s Digital Video team, Epstein will discuss the differences of working on tight television deadlines versus feature film workflows.

4. Heroes, Legends and “American Sniper”: A Conversation with Tom Stern, ASC, AFC

In this Creative Masters Series keynote, Oscar-nominee Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, will discuss his long-term collaboration with Clint Eastwood on films such as “Mystic River,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Flags of Our Fathers” and most recently, “American Sniper.” Stern will talk about how he worked his way up from gaffer to cinematographer, what it’s like working with crews around the world and his experience using digital capture on “American Sniper.”

5. From DAZED to BOYHOOD: Collaboration over 22 Years

The Academy Award-nominated Sandra Adair, ACE will discuss her 22-year working relationship with director Richard Linklater and their 12-year collaboration on “Boyhood,” the most recent of the 19 films she has edited for Linklater over the years. Adair will talk about her work with Linklater, including how she has managed to live and work in Texas, rather than Hollywood. Read Indiewire’s interview with Adair here.

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