FEARLESS Film Making: careening toward enlightenment in the film industry

Occurred on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Guest Speaker: Paul Babin

Original event synopsis

Hear award winning Paul Babin talk about his career and provide his insight on: leadership on a film set, removing blocks to creativity, and getting the most from your cast and crew.

He will tell what shooting a movie is like from the perspective of the main camera operator. He will be speaking from his work on the 1993 movie Fearless. The trainer can be seen here.

In Paul’s estimation, this movie was the highlight of his career. He will talk about how a director sets the tone for his crew and brings out the best in them. He also feels this ties directly into the movie theme itself.

About Paul Babin

Paul Babin is a 30 year veteran camera operator and recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society Of Camera Operators. During his career, Paul operated on movies for Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Francis Coppola, Peter Weir, Barry Levinson and Gary Marshall among others. Some notable work includes, Terminator 2, True Lies, Fearless, Always and the Abyss.

His series television work includes CSI Miami and Mad Men. He has written and directed commercials, short dramas and comedy. Paul holds a BA and Masters Degrees in Cinema majoring in Cinematography and Writing from USC. He is also an adjunct Professor of Cinema at USC.

He recently completed work on a M.A. in Spiritual Psychology and cut his first album of original songs entitled Hearts and Pirates.

Have a look at this video to learn more about him.

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