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Synopsis: “Everything I Wish My Director Knew: Tales from a DP”
Laura Valladao is a Cinematographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her passionate interest in light and deep connection to community inspire storytelling rich with honest and stunning visuals. She shot the short film “My Nephew Emmett”, which won the student Academy Award in 2017 and went on to be nominated for an Oscar. Her most recent feature, “Premature” premiered in the NEXT program at Sundance 2019. Laura also shoots commercials and loves to work in new places whenever the opportunity presents itself.

The Workshop Overview:
How to work with your DP such as needs and thought process of your cinematographer from pre-production to post. Discussion regarding the camera and G & E (grip and electric) departments and their relationship to the DP.
Basic technical language and ways to discuss your vision with a DP including terminology DP’s use and common tools used.
The most common lighting setups and how they are created
Followed by Q & A

More about Laura and her work: http://lauravalladao.com/contact/
Moderated by Kaylin M George19





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130 minutes

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