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Hollywood experts to teach film direction, cinematography

Update: March, 05/2014 - 16:46
Hollywood director Michael Toshiyuki Uno will teach film direction in a workshop at the Saigon International Film School. —Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Saigon International Film School will organise a workshop on film direction and cinematography under the guidance of Hollywood director Michael Toshiyuki Uno and director of photography Joel Spezeski.

The workshop, to be held from March 27 to 29, will focus on theory and practical skills needed to analyse and use light effectively, the outlines of scenes and the skills needed in shooting.

Michael Toshiyuki Uno has directed 15 movies for television, with one theatrical release and 12 serials, shorts and specials. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a DGA Award nomination, an NAACP Image Award with a second nomination, a SAG Award nomination and the award for Best Television Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Uno is a founding member of the Independent Directors Committee of the Directors Guild of America. He is currently involved in independent documentary feature production, long-form television and feature film scriptwriting and project development.

After taking the conventional Hollywood route of getting an MFA in Film Production fromthe University of South California with an emphasis on writing and cinematography, Joel Spezeski took the less conventional route of working in Viet Nam where he has spent the last four years shooting advertisement and television features.

In 2010, he had the distinction of shooting Viet Nams first 3-D feature, Bong Ma Hoc Duong (Ghost School).

The workshop will take place at the school, 15A Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Binh Thanh District, in HCM City. — VNS

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