Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar – American Film Institute

Russell Crowe Remembers Late Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie

Earlier this week, Russell Crowe stopped by AFI for a special showing of his feature film directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, which was followed by a special post-screening talk with the Oscar-winner and AFI Conservatory Fellows – all part of the Conservatory’s Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar series. One of the things Crowe touched upon during…

Here’s Why ‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Decided to Set the Show in Albuquerque

How much of a different show would BREAKING BAD have been if it has taken place in Southern California instead of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the city in which we would eventually watch the lives of its many tortured characters play out? Apparently, the setting made all the difference. During a visit to the AFI Campus this month to talk about the…

WHIPLASH Director Damien Chazelle Talks about the Creation of the Film

A young, aspiring jazz drummer tries to win over his intense and demanding teacher at all costs. It’s the plot of the critically acclaimed film WHIPLASH, which is also based on writer-director Damien Chazelle’s real-life experiences as a budding musician. At a recent Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar at the AFI Conservatory, Chazelle (seen here with Conservatory Dean…

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER