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Should you go to film school? Is it WORTH it to go to film school? Can a traditional education and a “working” education ever really compare? And is it possible to end up in the same place no matter which path you choose? Two film school alums and two filmmakers who have never been in a classroom sit down to decide once and for all – Film School or No Film School?
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HOST AND CAST BIOS
Steve Weiss is an Emmy winning Director/Producer with over 700 commercial, corporate, documentary, and fashion projects to his name 1983-2001. Steve Produced/Directed 9 different web series a total of 89 episodes from 2008-2017 and documentaries “Light & Shadow” 2012, “Cole Soul” 2016. Currently he’s producing/hosting Zacuto Live 2018. Steve and Jens founded Zacuto USA in 2000 and still design every single product. Both have been avid supporters of web TV, informing, educating and inspiring the indie film community for many years, with shows like Filmfellas and Critics. Learn more about his career:
Jens Bogehegn has been shooting, photographing, producing & inventing in the film & photographic business since 1985. Jens worked on films like “The Untouchables” “Waynes World II” and “US Marshals”. Also a Steadicam owner/operator in the 1980’s and 90’s. Bogehegn and Weiss have worked together as Director and Cinematographer since 1986. Jens is a co-founder with Weiss of Zacuto USA and currently Head Product Designer. He continues to act as Director of Photography on Zacuto Films projects and has won multiple Emmy, Telly, Webby and other international awards. Learn more about his career:
Daniel Herman is an Emmy award-winning cinematographer with more than a decade of experience shooting for film, television, music videos, and digital content. He received his MFA in cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory and is a member of ICG Local 600. Daniel has traveled the world shooting freelance and recently moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. He’s currently the Director of Photography for the advertising agency 22squared where he works with brands such as The Home Depot, Toyota, SunTrust Bank, and Dunkin Donuts.
Edi Schnedier – Born in Sebeş, raised in Hamburg, Germany, graduated from France, returned to Sebeş in 1996 where he founded Schneider Productions in 1997, he became an honorary citizen in 2010. He produced and orchestrated music, over 60 albums for well-known artists, then focused on visual productions such as music videos, corporate presentations, advertising spots, equipment tests, documentary films and co-production of feature films. Since 2010, he has become a brand ambassador for brands such as Carl Zeiss – the camera lenses division, Letus Corporation, F & V and Vibesta. /