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Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about the story-telling process as producers, directors, writers and actors discuss their craft.

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Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about the story-telling process as producers, directors, writers and actors discuss their craft.

    Moviegoing in the Age of COVID-19

    Moviegoing in the Age of COVID-19

    New film release models, cinemas in a post-COVID world, and opening night vibes at Magic Mike XXL all arise in this conversation about moviegoing during a pandemic between New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis, Art House Convergence managing director Alison Kozberg, and UC-Santa Barbara professor Ross Melnick. In this video, the three reminisce about favorite movie theater memories and find hope in the potential for revitalized public cinema going after the current health crisis. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 36064]

    • 54 min
    Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

    The challenge of representing global environmental change on screen, the complex process of documentary editing, and the difficulties of location shooting in sensitive areas all arise in this conversation between UC Santa Barbara film and media professor Alenda Chang and co-director Jennifer Baichwal about Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. In this video, Baichwal reflects on the conflicts environmental media makers face between the desire to produce films to raise awareness and the need to limit their own carbon footprints. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35807]

    • 44 min
    ¡Las Sandinistas! Director Jenny Murray

    ¡Las Sandinistas! Director Jenny Murray

    The possibilities of the Nicaraguan revolution, the refusal of current government officials to speak on the record, and the importance of recording the stories of an aging generation all arise in this conversation between director/producer Jenny Murray and moderator Bianka Ballina about ¡Las Sandinistas!. In this video, Murray discusses the reemergence of Nicaraguan protests in 2018 and her film’s uncertain future in the Central American nation. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 35764]

    • 39 min
    Script to Screen: Toy Story 4

    Script to Screen: Toy Story 4

    Bo Peep’s fierce leadership, modeling a character on a puppy, and the differences between writing for animation and live action all arise in this conversation about the Pixar legendary franchise between Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4) and Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan. In this video, Folsom and Ryan explore her career, the process of writing Toy Story 4, and her work in the Pixar universe. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35766]

    • 44 min
    Script to Screen: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Script to Screen: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Mr. Rogers' wizard-like powers with children and the moment Tom Hanks first appeared on set as Fred arise in this conversation between screenwriter/producer/actor Noah Harpster and Pollock Theater director Matt Ryan about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. In this video, Harpster recounts his deep personal connection to the story and describes the joy of acting in scenes with Tom Hanks. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35572]

    • 45 min
    Special Effects: Beetlejuice

    Special Effects: Beetlejuice

    A much-abused wig, the ad-libbing of Michael Keaton, and the gender imbalance in 1980s film makeup departments arise in this conversation about Beetlejuice (1988) between award-winning makeup artist Ve Neill and Rachael Ball (Film and Media Studies, UCSB). In this video, Neill shares a series of illuminating and entertaining anecdotes from many of her iconic film projects including Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lost Boys, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 35466]

    • 39 min

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