Jan de Bont

A respected cinematographer in the Netherlands, Jan de Bont shot several memorable Hollywood films before securing his first directing job, Speed. In this program, de Bont reveals his thoughts on making action movies, coping with budget limitations, working one's way up through the ranks, and m...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Prime Films (Firm)
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2007.
Series: Hollywood's top director.
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2010.
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Summary: A respected cinematographer in the Netherlands, Jan de Bont shot several memorable Hollywood films before securing his first directing job, Speed. In this program, de Bont reveals his thoughts on making action movies, coping with budget limitations, working one's way up through the ranks, and more. Underscoring the challenges he faced while "starting all over again" in a foreign country, de Bont explains why he often doubles as director and camera operator. He also sheds light on the pre-production special effects hurdles of Twister and talks at length about the complex-and expensive-highway stunts his feature debut involved. Designing camera moves that "take part in the scene" is another important subject.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.
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