Directed by Frederic Goodich
Dreamers preceded by KickStart Theft and followed by a Master Class with Director, Producer and Cinematographer Frederic Goodich ASC
St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 10:30 am
Satellite Boy preceded by KickStart Theft
Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 29, 2013 8:30 pm
Kickstart Theft is a 7-minute narrative short directed by Frederic Goodich, ASC, and shot by WCFF Alumnus Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC that is a perfect example of great visual storytelling. Inspired by Vittorio De Sica’s neo-realist “The Bicycle Thief,” the film tells the story of Victor, a homeless man struggling to provide for his family on the streets of Los Angeles. When he finds a job as a courier, he pawns what little jewelry his wife, Nayeesha has managed to hold onto and then picks up a used motorcycle. The job goes well until the bike is stolen, after which Victor and his son, Kierky must embark on a desperate search for the thief. Masterfully directed by Goodich and exquisitely shot by Zsigmond, who used the Sony F65 digital camera as if it were 35mm. Plays with “Dreamers” for a FilmLover’s program with the great masters.
Followed by a Master Class with director and producer Frederic Goodich ASC called VISUAL STORYTELLING with DIGITAL CINEMA (Saturday Only).
Producer: Frederic Goodich, Bri Xandrick
Screenwriter: Frederic Goodich
Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond
Editor: Gib Jaffe
Music: Ely Akl
Cast: Kimani Shillingford, Smauel Caruana, Michaëlle Bizet
Noëlle Deschamps / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / France / 2012 / Art, Film Art, Film Studies, Literature, Woman Filmmaker / 52 minsThis documentary is a worldwide "poetic journey" through the imagination of several film writers and directors, from all over the world, such as Frank Pierson, Jacques Audiard, Pan Nalin, James Gray, Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Maïwenn, Michel Gondry... By entering their world we will discover what they all have in common through the images of their films, the interviews about their inspiration, the highly specific way in which they work, their subjects, their characters and their directing styles.
Preceded by: KickStart Theft
MASTER CLASS: VISUAL STORYTELLING: THE EYE OF THE CINEMATOGRAPHERCinematography is the art of telling stories through meaningful images. It is a voyage through Light. It is the subtext of emotion, attitude and point-of-view in a film. It is a means by which the director’s vision of the script is implemented from moment-to-moment through the use of light, composition, color and the blocking of the actors within a landscape, location or interior set. Using clips from his body of work and that of the masters, cinematographer Frederic Goodich ASC will discuss how great cinematography -- whether shot on film or digital -- is not about ‘capturing’, but rather about ‘creating and constructing’ images. Cinematographers don’t just ‘take’ pictures they ‘make pictures’.
Catriona McKenzie / EcoCinema, International, Narrative / Australia / 2012 / Adventure, First Filmmaker, Folklore, Human RIghts, Indigenous Peoples, Landscape, Road Movie, Spirituality, Terroir of Cinema, Vision Quest, Woman Filmmaker, Youth / 90 minsPete and Jagamarra live in an abandoned drive-in movie theater, enjoying the vast skyscapes and starry nights. Pete’s grandfather teaches the boy the traditional Aboriginal shamanic ways and how to live with nature alone. Pete resists his grandfather’s mystical teachings, preferring to race around on his bike with his friends. That changes when they discover that the new owners are going to demolish their home, the old outdoor cinema. Pete and his friend decides to trek to the city to plea for its preservation, only to get lost in the desert wilderness on the way. Starving and thirsty Pete learns the value of his grandfather’s teachings.
Preceded by: KickStart Theft