Jeffry A. DeCola
Cinematographer Robbie Greenberg and his assistant Eduardo Mayen reviewing camera placement.
Lyle Kessler talking about his movie "Orphans".
The following scenes were selected and staged for camera.
written by Beth Brickell
MARY - Brandii Grace
BILL - Derek Lux
written by Kristin Glover
FRANKIE D. - Dig Wayne
MAL - Robert Mobley
written by Chris Davison
BETH - Krysten Klein
JIMMY - Edward Kehler
"Prozac in the Fifties"
written by Judi Bartin
MOTHER - Catherine Carlen
FATHER - James DiStefano
Our cameraman Micha Aela looks for her next shot.
Hearing something funny.
It was a wonderful experience. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful information with us all!!!
Loved the format. Terrific!
- Krysten Klein
All of the creativity in the mind of Marty Landau is almost overwhelming. The anecdotes he gave about several of his movies and the details of his choices from take to take and off camera painted a clear picture of how he has made so many dynamic and interesting performances in his career
- Terence Lording
I actually told Marty and Mark that I thought I was already a director, but after hearing what they had to say, I now just call myself a filmmaker and that they made me want to be a director!
- Renato (Atom) Magadia
When I first saw it mentioned in the Dramatists Guild newsletter, I felt the experience would be the chance of a lifetime. It was.
- Sylvia Veith
The workshop was brilliantly planned and executed. The comprehensive approach of having all the disciplines (writing, directing, acting, cinematography), working together, was a remarkable event that has deeply affected us. You gentleman have opened up your lives to us and shared, and now we love the craft as deep.
- Timothy Halpin
The seminar was terrific! I really enjoyed the two days
- Carrie Specht
It was incredible !!! Life Changing !!! Inspirational !! Stimulating !!! Genius !!
- Catherine Carlen
The seminar this past weekend was so awesome. Thanks for this event, and a chance to learn from the old-school pros.
- Anne Mount
I can say, however, that I experienced something even more personally meaningful. To see people of their success, showing an on-going commitment to artistic development was deeply moving. It motivated and encouraged that artistic part of me.
- Steve Sasaki
I have to say the seminar was a big success with everyone.
- Derek Lux
It was a 2 day journey that we took that changed our lives.
- Linda Milligan & Jon VanNess
Watching a scene.
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All photos are by Joe Hackett unless otherwise stated.
Lyle Kessler, Martin Landau, and Mark Rydell discussing the craft of filmmaking.
The audience looks on.
Martin Landau reflects on his movie "Ed Wood".
Derek Lux, Brandii Grace, and Mark Rydell work on Beth Brickell's scene from "Big Doc".
Derek Lux, Beth Brickell, and Brandii Grace.
Robbie, Lyle, Mark, and Martin discuss the scene.
"Glory Dream" is read by Kristin Glover to Dig Wayne and Robert Mobley.
Mark Rydell setting up the scene.
Chris Davison reads his scene with Edward Kehler and Krysten Klein.
The audience looks on.
Mark Rydell and Robbie Greenberg light the scene.
Judi Bartin reads her scene with Catherine Carlen and James DiStefano.
Mark Rydell working with Catherine Carlen and James DiStefano.
Wrapping up a great weekend.
James DiStefano, Judi Bartin, Martin Landau, Catherine Carlen, Lyle Kessler, and Mark Rydell.
Elizabeth Kenton, Micha Aela, Mark Rydell, Margaret Ladd, Lyle Kessler, Martin Landau, and Kristin Glover.
Brooke Shepherd, James Rustin, Sebina Stegavik, Lakoya Mundo, Mark Rydell, and Catherine Carlen. Margaret Flynn is in front. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Carlen).