2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Filmmaking Cues from Top Sports Cinematographers

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Four Seasons
San Jacinto
98 San Jacinto Blvd

If content is king then style is queen, and sports cinematographers are among the valued creative troop in the entire kingdom. Sports cinematographers possess a unique skill set; they bring a distinct, refined and fresh process to both television and film production. This panel will focus on their particular storytelling method and the benefits of weaving their powerful visual cues, timing, instincts and style into an indie film production. National Emmy Award-winning cinematographers from HBO, Major League Baseball Productions, NFL Films and FOX Sports will describe their creative process in detail and provide a framework of how indie filmmakers can incorporate this style into their productions. The panel and audience engagement will be super interactive, collaborative, fun and very insightful.


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Al Francesco

Dir, Cinematography

NFL Films

15 yr Sports DP, National Emmy Winner, NASCAR Images, NFL Films

Brian Schulz

Cinematographer & Producer

Major League Baseball

Brian is a national sports Emmy Award recipient for his work on the Showtime/MLB series "The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants" as well as three-time New York Emmy Award winning cin...

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John Tipton

Dir, Photography

John’s interest in photography began when he was thirteen during a trip to see his father in New York City. He was given a Pentax Spotmatic, a bicycle and ten dollars a day. Roaming the streets of ...

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Skip Clark

Dir, Photography

Fox Sports

I've been in the broadcast television business since I was in high school. I started at a small local station in Mansfield, OH, in 1994 and made my way to network news, NBC News and ABC News. While...

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