Brown Arts

Filmmakers Series

View pre-recorded conversations and tutorials with industry professionals.

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Tutorials and Conversations

Sylvain Bellemare offers a tutorial on Sound Design. Sylvain Bellemare is a Canadian sound designer based in Montréal. Best known internationally as the supervising sound editor of "Arrival" (2016), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Sound (shared with Claude La Haye and Bernard Gariépy Strobl) and the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.
Stefon Bristol discusses his role as film director. Brooklyn-born, Long Island-bred, Bristol is writing his own success story in the indie film world. Bristol graduated from Morehouse College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he met his mentor Spike Lee. The two collaborated on "See You Yesterday," adapting Bristol’s 17-minute student thesis into his feature debut.
Erika Hampson shares insights on producing. Hampson's films include "Robot and Frank," directed by Jake Schreier and starring Frank Langella, "Infinitely Polar Bear" featuring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, John Slattery’s "God’s Pocket" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Reed Morano’s directorial debut "Meadowland," starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson. View her complete filmography at
Lilly Kilvert shares her experiences as a production designer. Lilly’s first film was in 1981, and since then she has designed 26 movies, three TV series and been nominated for multiple awards including two Oscars and two Art Directors Guild awards. Learn more at
Richard Rutkowski is an active cinematographer whose work encompasses indie features, art and gallery projects, and major studio productions. Richard’s work has contributed to acclaimed dramas including The Americans, and Manhattan, which earned him two ASC Award Nominations for Best Cinematography. Recent work includes HBO’s Divorce, Amazon’s Jack Ryan, and Hulu's Castle Rock. Photo by Erik Messerschmidt, ASC