Wednesday, October 26, 2011

[EVENT] Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema Phil Tippett, Special Effects Master

Just wanted to give you Bay Area friends a heads up about these upcoming lectures by Phil Tippett.

// you can purchase tickets through the link below

Behind the Scenes: The Art and Craft of Cinema Phil Tippett, Special Effects Master via BAM/PFA San Francisco Film Society


// Thursday, November 17, 2011
7:00 p.m. Phil Tippett: Illustrated Talk, followed by Starship Troopers
(Paul Verhoeven, U.S., 1997). Join special-effects legend Phil Tippett (Jurassic Park; Robocop; Empire Strikes Back) in a wide-ranging discussion on the movies, special effects, and his influences, followed by Verhoeven’s intergalactic bug-attack epic Starship Troopers. (129 mins, plus lecture)

// Friday, November 18, 2011
7:00 p.m. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Nathan Juran (U.S., 1958). Introduced by Phil Tippett. For this fantastical tale from a 1,001 Nights, Ray Harryhausen perfected the integration of three-dimensional animated figures and live actors, and inspired generations of filmmakers and special-effects artists to come. (88 mins)

Behind the Scenes is a collaboration between BAM/PFA and the San Francisco Film Society. Major support for Behind the Scenes has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the San Francisco Foundation and the BAM/PFA Trustees.


Monday, October 17, 2011

'Classic Creatures' Return of the Jedi (1983)

This 1983 PBS behind the scenes look at the creatures of 'Return of the Jedi' is an awesome glimpse into the ILM model shop during it's prime. There's lots of footage of work in progress puppets and stop-motion rigs from the film.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

'Secret Lives' Walt Disney (1995)

1995 documentary looking at the darker side of Walt Disney. Includes interviews with artists Bill Melendez, David Hilberman, Mary Eastman, Bill Hurtz, Marie Beardsley, and Bill Littlejohn, screenwriter Joan Scott, and biographers Marc Eliot, Richard Schickel, and Bob Thomas.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Great Camera Shootout 2011

"The most scientific camera comparison to date, “The Great Camera Shootout 2011: is a documentary of the Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE)"

The 12-Camera line-up includes: 35mm Kodak 5213 & 5219 Film, Arri Alexa, RED ONE M-X, Weisscam HS-2, Phantom Flex, Sony F-35, Sony F3, Panasonic AG-AF100, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 7D and Nikon D7000.

More info on the series can be found here: Zacuto

Commentary in this Episode Features:
Academy Award Winner Russell Boyd ASC, ACS (Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, Ghost Rider, Forever Young); Academy Award Nominee Don McAlpine ASC, ACS (Moulin Rouge, Patriot Games, X-Men Origins: Wolverine); Calvin Gardiner ACS; BAFTA TV Award Winner Nic Knowland, ASC (The Final Passage, Around the World in 80 Days); Emmy Award Nominee & ASC Nominee Gale Tattersall, ASC (House, Ghost Ship, Wild Orchid); Mykelti T. Williamson, Actor (Forrest Gump, 24, CSI: NY); Ken Glassing (CSI: Miami); Philip Bloom (SophiaĆ¢€™s People, Greenpeace: Voices of Change); Terry Hopkins (London Film School); Dan Chung, James Mathers (Digital Cinema Society), David Wexler (Broken, The Wind) and more.