REAL WORLD FILM SCHOOL: How real world experiences translate to work in Film & TV

When Hollywood goes on strike, it doesn’t just affect actors, screenwriters and directors, but hundreds of crew members behind the scenes with everyday skills and experiences in other departments--i.e. stunt work through surf doubles/water safety.martial arts; construction, photography (location scouting); drivers/mechanics (transportation), just to name a few. When Film & TV work starts up again, teams will be looking for people with practical knowledge you don’t learn in film school. HIFF will speak with local crew members about their past and how it applies to their lucrative career in Hollywood. Panelists include Irish Barber (Past President IATSE 665), Victor Lozano (Surfer, Stuntman & Marine Coordinator), Amira Soliman (Teamster 996 Location Manager), Major Alex Lim (Director, USMC Film Office, formerly stationed at MCB Kaneohe), and moderated by Kent Matsuoka.

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