Tuesday | 08 September. 2015
WiP: A Conversation with Cinematographer Thomas Burns, September 9

CRRC Georgia, American Councils and ARISC present the opening talk of the Fall 2015 Works-in-Progress season:

"A Conversation with Cinematographer Thomas Burns"

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:30pm
EPF/CRRC-Georgia, Kavsadze St. 3, Tbilisi

Thomas Burns is an award-winning cinematographer who shoots film, television, and commercial motion picture content. His background includes over a decade of training in Hollywood on feature films (Where the Wild Things Are, Die Hard 4), dramatic television (CSI, Dexter), documentaries (National Geographic, Discovery Channel), and hundreds of commercials (Porsche, McDonalds, Capital One). He holds a master's degree in film production from Stanford University, where one of his films won a Student Academy Award, and his work has screened in gallery exhibition and in film festivals around the world. A former U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Thomas received the award for Best Cinematography at the 2009 European Independent Film Festival in Paris. Formerly a visiting professor at the School of Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles, Thomas hosts film production workshops internationally. He is now based in Tbilisi, Georgia.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the Eurasian Partnership Foundation at Kavsadze St. 3. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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