Hear from one of the most prolific cinematographers in the industry at the 2018 #NABShow! Janusz Kaminski has brought to the movie industry 30 years of visual artistry in providing some of the most intense work the industry has ever experienced. Don’t miss this one on one interview with this living legend and master of the shot!
Janusz Kaminski: Three Decades of Image Making: This one-on-one interview explores the craft of multi Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, whose collaboration with Steven Spielberg and other leading directors has produced such varied and critically acclaimed films as “Minority Report,” “Lincoln,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “Saving Private Ryan” and most recently “Ready Player One.” Conversation will delve into Janusz’s blending of instinct and technique, his on-set creative process, his insights into the growing role of postproduction, and his experience working with virtual production for the first time on “Ready Player One.” Monday April 9- 11:45AM-12:35PM location S222-S223
*Produced in partnership with International Cinematographers Guild (ICG)
JANUSZ KAMINSKI (Director of Photography) is a two-time Academy Award winner who has created some of the most enduring images in cinema history. Kaminski won both of his Oscars for his work on Steven Spielberg-directed films, the first for his searing black-and-white photography on “Schindler’s List,” also taking home a BAFTA Award and numerous critics groups awards. He won his second Academy Award for the World War II drama “Saving Private Ryan.” Among his many other honors, he received Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for Spielberg’s “War Horse” and “Lincoln”; an Oscar nomination for “Amistad”; and, most recently, a BAFTA Award nomination for “Bridge of Spies.” His long association with the director also encompasses the films “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Minority Report,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “The Terminal,” “War of the Worlds,” “Munich,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and “The BFG.” They will next reunite on “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.” Kaminski received another Oscar nomination for his cinematography on Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” For his work on that film, he also won an Independent Spirit Award, numerous international film critics groups awards, and the Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. His collaborations with other directors also include David Dobkin’s “The Judge,” James L. Brooks’ How Do You Know,” Judd Apatow’s “Funny People,” and Cameron Crowe’s “Jerry Maguire,” “among many others.
In addition, Kaminski has directed the films “Lost Souls” and “Hania,” also lensing the latter. A native of Poland, Kaminski came to the United States in 1981 and studied cinematography at Columbia College in Chicago. After graduating, he became a cinematography fellow at the American Film Institute. He first worked with Spielberg when he lensed the 1993 telefilm “Class of ’61,” on which Spielberg was an executive producer.
Moderated by David Geffner: Before becoming Executive Editor of ICG Magazine, in July 2008, David Geffner covered film/TV and new media for more than ten years as a freelance journalist. Geffner has written stories about green architecture, health care, eco-travel, and pulp fiction for outlets like Humanities Magazine, Westways, UCLA Medicine and The Surfer’s Path. A screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, Geffner lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and children. He has moderated panels at NAB for the last five consecutive years, and his stewardship has helped ICG Magazine win fifteen Maggie Awards, including Best Overall Trade Publication, 2012.
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