The 2011 summer workshops season is ramping up and we look forward to welcoming back veteran faculty and introducing new instructors to Maine students. This season, story consultant Fernanda Rossi, cinematographer Francis Kenny, ASC, and producer Maureen Ryan are among the award-winning filmmakers to join the faculty roster.
Internationally renowned story consultant Rossi, who leads a new class The Art of the Trailer Sep 25 – Oct 1, has doctored over 300 films, including Academy Award® nominees The Garden and Recycled Life, as well as hundreds of trailers. Fernanda has presented at HotDocs and SilverDOCS, and the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Demo.
Ryan is co-producer of James Marsh’s documentary Man on Wire, about Philippe Petit, the wirewalker who stunned the world when he walked between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, which won won the 2009 Academy Award® for Best Documentary. Her latest film titled Project NIM won Best Director World Cinema Documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Maureen teaches Producing the Short Film July 3 - 9 in Maine.
Francis Kenny, ASC returns to Maine’s faculty, having taught cinematography at UCLA and AFI. His director of photography credits include the feature films Heathers, New Jack City, Bean, A Night at the Roxbury, and Scary Movie, as well as the documentary He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin, which won the Academy Award® for best documentary full length film. Currently, he is the DP for the FX dramatic show Justified. He leads the Advanced Digital Cinematography workshops June 26 - July 2.