DGA Special Projects Student Videoconferencing

DGA Student Videoconferencing Program

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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
7-24-01
John Stockwell (Director) and Rip Murray (A.D.), moderated by director Randal Kleiser

Miami-Dade Community College
7-24-02
Gary Fleder (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

Vanderbilt University Advanced Filmmaking Class
12-5-2
Donald Petrie (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

Ball State University Digital Storytelling Class
11-13-03
Joe Menendez (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

San Antonio College Film Club
4-16-04
Millicent Shelton (Director)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Advanced Production Class
10-05-04
Randal Kleiser (Director)

University of Hawaii
11-01-06
Cameron Crowe (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

Montana State University

11-14-07
Penelope Spheeris (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
 
Vanderbilt University
09-16-10
Richard Benjamin (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

Duke University
11-29-10
David Nutter (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

Arizona State University
11-09-11
Michael Apted (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser

New Jersey City University
12-13-12
Carl Franklin (Director), moderated by Randal Kleiser
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