Tuesday, May 21

Dan Mindel, UCLA's cinematographer-in-residence, returns to the Star Wars franchise in December with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The key to franchise films is in finding a balance between keeping the tone set by the creators of the previous trilogies while finding a way to give audiences a fresh film, Mindel said. (Courtesy of Simon England)

Q&A: New cinematographer-in-residence talks filming process of ‘Star Wars’ and more

Magic is in the mistakes we make, said Dan Mindel. The recently announced 2019-2020 cinematographer-in-residence at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television has worked on a number of films, including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Mindel will return to the “Star Wars” franchise in December with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” In working on the film, Mindel said he focused his efforts on retaining the parables and legacy left by the filmmakers of the original franchise. Read more...

Dan Mindel, UCLA's cinematographer-in-residence, returns to the Star Wars franchise in December with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The key to franchise films is in finding a balance between keeping the tone set by the creators of the previous trilogies while finding a way to give audiences a fresh film, Mindel said. (Courtesy of Simon England)

(Courtesy of Macall B. Polay/HBO)
(Courtesy of Macall B. Polay/HBO)

(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin)
(Juliette Le Saint/Daily Bruin)

Actress Lauren Renee plays Yesenia in “Let’s Talk About ‘It’” alongside Ali Graba, who plays Aurora. The film navigates sexual encounters in college, and includes representation of the Latinx community. (Courtesy of Anali Cabrera)
Actress Lauren Renee plays Yesenia in “Let’s Talk About ‘It’” alongside Ali Graba, who plays Aurora. The film navigates sexual encounters in college, and includes representation of the Latinx community. (Courtesy of Anali Cabrera)

Lulu Wang spoke during a screening and Q&A of her film, "The Farewell." The writer and director said she incorporated her family members into the A24 film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Adam Karp)
Lulu Wang spoke during a screening and Q&A of her film, "The Farewell." The writer and director said she incorporated her family members into the A24 film, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Adam Karp)

Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)
Second-year communications student Jasdy Perillo stars in "CHILL," a short thriller inspired by the fears women often experience when using convenience apps, which will be featured in Studio 22's First Take Film Festival. (Courtesy of Alan Luong)

Sydney Bowie’s documentary “¡BOZA!” highlights the stories of three sub-Saharan African immigrants and their separate journeys to begin new lives in Spain. The stories' shared optimism in the face of adversity create a unified narrative, Bowie said. (Courtesy of Sydney Bowie)
Sydney Bowie’s documentary “¡BOZA!” highlights the stories of three sub-Saharan African immigrants and their separate journeys to begin new lives in Spain. The stories' shared optimism in the face of adversity create a unified narrative, Bowie said. (Courtesy of Sydney Bowie)


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