What would you do if you could sit down with a top professional and literally ask them, “how do you do that?”

The Art/Tech series is designed for exactly that, to breakdown the practical side of a craft, and ask the artist how they approach specific challenges, achieve certain looks, and manage their work on a day to day basis. The series will interview craftspeople from a variety of disciplines, from cinematography to color, editorial to sound designer, with an eye toward helping teach you, the viewer, how they do what they do, and how you can do it, too!

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Chapter Three: Director & Stunt Coordinator Ben Hernandez Bray

Thursday, October 15th @ 1:00PM

Ben has a unique insight not only in to his work as a stunt coordinator but also as a self made director from the toughest San Fernando Valley neighborhoods. With a credit list that includes top shows like “Transformers: Dark Moon,” “Hot Pursuit,” and “The Blacklist”, Ben knows the importance of safety while still getting the stunt right. And with his transition into directing, he brings another skillset to bear on shows like “Queen of the South,” “Arrow,” “S.W.A.T.” and most recently, his feature directorial debut, “El Chicano.”

Join us for an informative discussion of how to work with stunts in your film, as well as how a boxer from the Valley worked through the system to become a feature film director.

Our Special Guest & Moderator

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Ben Hernandez Bray

Director/Stunt Coordinator

John FK Parenteau

Filmmaker/Cinematographer

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Chapter Two: Colorist Jill Bogdanowicz

Thursday, September 17th @ 1:00PM

As Co-Head of Features Color at Company 3, Jill has impacted some of today’s biggest films with her stunning take on color. With credits including The Joker, John Wick: Chapter 3, The Umbrella Academy and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jill has worked on uniquely diverse and beautiful projects.

Join us for a talk with Jill as we break down not only her approach to coloring a film, but also discuss her process of working with directors, developing styles, and some tips & tricks that she can share to make your work stand out, too!

Our Special Guest & Moderator

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Jill Bogdanowicz

Co-Head of Features Color
Company 3

John FK Parenteau

Filmmaker/Cinematographer

Chapter One: Cinematographer John Brawley

Thursday, August 13th @ 1:00PM

Just off his amazing work on Hulu’s “The Great”, John Brawley has always created unique looks and incorporated innovative style in everything he does. Not one to stick with one genre, John has not only helped create the stunning historical look for the story of Catherine the Great, but also embraced the dynamic style of shows like “The Resident” and “Queen of the South”. 

Join us as we break down some of his approaches to certain scenes, the way he chooses his camera style, and how he lights to create stunning images while still focusing on character. Be prepared to ask your questions, as well! 

Our Special Guest & Moderator

John Brawley

Cinematographer

John FK Parenteau

Filmmaker/Cinematographer