Sunday, May 22, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Seattle International Film Festival Festival Forum
Light Up the Set: Exploring the Art of Cinematography

Venue: SIFF Film Center Theater

A cinematographer’s job and goal is to create the images that evoke emotion and provoke thought. Composition, angles, movement, and lighting all work to help craft the story. Hand in hand with the director, the cinematographer works to strengthen the plot.
Lighting the set has always played an important role in telling the story and still does, yet are we transitioning from wanting and needing to artificially light “the set,” to using available light, or at least a very light touch?
Cinematographers discuss the psychology of creating images and manipulating resources to paint a picture on screen. There will be a show and tell.

Moderators: Virginia Bogert, WIF Community Liaison, President Emerita
Laura Jean Cronin, Women in Film Seattle President 

Our panel includes:
Lulu Gargiulo, director of photography of documentaries including The Most Dangerous Year, The Meaning of Food, and features, The Year of My Japanese Cousin. Lulu is a Women in Film grant recipient, and punk rock star.

Chris Mosio, Emmy and Telly award-winning director of photography whose credits include 1000 Places to See Before You Die (Travel Channel), Akeelah and the Bee, projects with Will Smith, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne; and the locally spawned hit series JourneyQuest.

Domenic Barbero, director of photography of features, documentaries and short films including the Northwest Connections mystery thriller, Paralytic screening in SIFF 2016 on June 7, at 9:00 PM at SIFF Uptown Theater.

Parking for Women in Film events during the festival at SIFF is free in the SIFF Uptown parking lot  and other times of the year after 6pm. Lot located on Republican, just a block down (west) from SIFF Uptown Theater. Park, go to the SIFF ticket booth, get a blue chit/coupon. Tell them you are attending a SIFF Film Center event for WIF. Put the coupon on your dash. SIFF Film Center is located 3 blocks east of the Republican lot, in Seattle Center.


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Women in Film Seattle creates educational programs, seminars, workshops, and special events featuring distinguished producers, directors, writers, and industry leaders.

Members connect on The Second Tuesday of the month for fun, networking, and support. Professional members’ work is screened often every other Second Tuesday, members have an opportunity to Speed Network, or listen to seasoned filmmakers tell Production War Stories. Whatever the plan for The Second Tuesday, it is always fun, enlightening, and a place to network with your peers and colleagues in the film, video, media production industry.

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