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Quiet Earth: Behind-The-Scenes Stills of Radio Free Albemuth

// January 2nd, 2009 // No Comments » // Articles, Cast, John Alan Simon, Philip K. Dick, Producers, Publicity

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Quiet Earth Exclusive: First site to publish behind the scenes photos from the set of Radio Free Albemuth

John Alan Simon leads BAFTA/LA Digital Revolution Panel

// January 1st, 2009 // No Comments » // Indie Films, John Alan Simon

BAFTA Seminar: Dispatches from the Digital Revolution – Filmmaking Now.

BAFTA/LA presents an in-depth examination of the promises and pitfalls of the new digital technology.

This seminar is aimed at all levels of interest and experience and will provide an opportunity to have questions about the new technology answered by leading experts.

The program will include screening of test-footage from a variety of high-end digital cameras, including the “Red”. There will also be a case-study commentary over film clips on some of the digital post challenges of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Update! Cean Chaffin – Producer (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Zodiac,” “Panic Room,” “Fight Club,” and “The Game”).

Rufus Burnham
President/CEO, The Camera House – a rental house catering to top-end cinematographers, directors and production studios.

Peter Mavromates
Post-production supervisor, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Panic Room, Fight Club, The Game, and Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2. Currently, Director of Post Production for Marvel Studios.

Neil Smith
Founder and owner, Hollywood-DI, a post-production boutique set up to bring affordable digital intermediates to HD and independent filmmakers

John Alan Simon (moderator)
Writer-Director, Radio Free Albemuth (based on the novel by Philip K. Dick); Producer, The Getaway; former staff writer New Orleans Times Picayune; Simon’s feature Radio Free Albemuth is currently finishing post-production and was shot in HD with the Thomson Viper Film Stream – the same camera used for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Venue: Mark Goodson Theater, American Film Institute