DFP students will have the opportunity to learn from a master storyteller when Academy Award-winning director, producer, cinematographer, and editor Ross Kauffman visits the DFP on October 23-23. During his two-day visit, Kauffman will speak to students about the ethical challenges of visual storytelling and provide feedback on 2nd-year student pitches and 3rd-year thesis film projects. He will also screen some of his short film work, speak to his storytelling approach, and share why he loves short films.
Ross Kauffman is the Academy Award-winning director, producer, cinematographer and co-editor of Born Into Brothels, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary 2005 as well as the Emmy for Best Documentary 2005. With Katy Chevigny, Ross co-directed E-Team, an award-winning NetFlix feature documentary about Human Rights Watch emergency investigators. Ross executive produced the award-winning documentary In A Dream (directed by Jeremiah Zagar) and was a producer of Academy Award-nominated Postergirl. Ross is regarded as a top documentary cinematographer and has worked on projects such as PBS’s Half the Sky and Morgan Spurlock’s Comicon. Ross has shot, directed and edited short documentaries and branded content for DB Productions since 2009.
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