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TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL POZNAN 2013 announces open and free Master Classes!

This year, August 2-9, distinguished guests will visit Poznan, once again; they will lead extremely popular, free and open Master Classes on various aspects of the creation of feature films, television productions and video games. Among them, there will be composer, Marco Beltrami ("The Hurt Locker") and director, Petr Zelenka ("Buttoners,", "Loners"). From the script, through the struggles of a producer, to production, and  sound and video post-production; all this and much more, during the six days of intensive lectures and meetings with the creators of the presented films.

This year?s very rich program of the Transatlantyk Master Classes will be dedicated not only to the art of film, but also to the ties of the film world to the media, such as television and the world of video games; among others, there will be great composers, Marco Beltrami, nominated twice for an Academy Award ("The Hurt Locker," "World War Z") and Dave Porter ("Breaking Bad"), director and screenwriter, Petr Zelenka ("Buttoners," "Loners"), as well as the winner of three Oscars in the field of sound post-production, David MacMillan ("Speed", "Apollo 13").

This year's Transatlantyk Master Classes will also include lectures on all stages of sound production for film, television and video games.

Composer Marco Beltrami will talk about composing music for Hollywood productions, Dave Porter, about a specific work routine of a composer of music for television shows. Michael P. Aust (SoundTrack_Cologne) will lead a meeting with other guests, on the composition of music for video games. 

Maggie Rodford, British music consultant who was responsible for overseeing the production of over 80 films, will tell us how the roles are divided during the sound production for the film. 

Master Class will also be led by David MacMillan, the winner of three Academy Awards for "Best Sound Editing," who will discuss the process of sound recording in the era of digital film. 

Director and screenwriter, Petr Zelenka will have a lecture on "Death of film".

Independent producer, Zachary Matz (among others, "City Island") will talk about film production, deriving from his many years of experience in the industry. Experienced producer, Larry Sanitsky, will describe the modes of television production in the United States.

We will also learn how the production of independent films looks like the U.S, from the perspective of Chad Hartigan and Martha Cunningham, young directors associated with the Sundance Institute and creators of two excellent pictures, presented in the section Sundance at Transatlantyk ("This is Martin Bonner" and "Valentine Road").

We will be able to learn the art of script writing from Shem Bitterman, well-known to the Transatlantyk audiences, author of theater plays, that have also been performed on the boards of the Rozbitek Institute ("Influence"), and movie scripts ("The Job"); he will focus on a very interesting topic of writing a script based on biographical threads.

Workshop on graphics and design will be lead by the author of the logo and the poster of this year's Festival, Daniel Horowitz. 

These and other Master Classes will be held at the Centrum Kultury ZAMEK and the Institute Rozbitek. These workshops are free and open to the public, the only participation requirement is filling up a reservation form at www.transatlantyk.org, beforehand.

Full program of the Transatlantyk Master Classes will be available soon.

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