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Director Cameron Crowe Video Conference with University of Hawaii
Director Cameron Crowe participated in an online conversation with film students from The University of Hawaii. The interaction was part of the DGA's Videoconferencing Program for Film Schools, which brings film students from around the country together with DGA members in Hollywood to discuss career issues and the art and craft of directing.
A two-time DGA feature film award nominee for Almost Famous (2000) and Jerry Maguire (1996), Crowe spoke about the art and craft of directing, and answered questions from the Robert Wise Library, located in the DGA's Los Angeles Headquarters.
The program is the brainchild of the DGA's Special Projects' Academic Outreach Sub-committee. A committee member acts as moderator, welcoming the students, describing the mission of the program and then introducing the director/director team participants, who then has an up to one-hour online conversation with the film school and its students.
DGA Special Projects' Academic Outreach Sub-committee Chair Randal Kleiser served as moderator. Academy for Creative Media Director Chris Lee and Assistant Professor Joel Moffett served as moderators from their location thousands of miles across the sea at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Student videoconferencing participants include:
University of Kansas
John Stockwell (Director) and Rip Murray (A.D.), moderated by director Randal Kleiser
Miami-Dade Community College
Gary Fleder (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
Vanderbilt University Advanced Filmmaking Class
Donald Petrie (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
Ball State University Digital Storytelling Class
Joe Menendez (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
San Antonio College Film Club
Millicent Shelton (Director)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Advanced Production Class
Randal Kleiser (Director)
University of Hawaii
Cameron Crowe (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
Montana State University
Penelope Spheeris (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
Richard Benjamin (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
David Nutter (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
Arizona State University
Michael Apted (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
New Jersey City University
Carl Franklin (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser