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Sundance ShortsLab LA: 12 Filmmaking Lessons from Jonze, Groth, ‘The Pact’ and More

by Sophia Savage.

This weekend’s Sundance ShortsLab LA panels offered a wealth of useful gleanings. Held at Google’s Venice offices, panels included Story Development (director Spike Jonze and longtime editor Eric Zumbrunnen), Collaboration (director Azazel Jacobs, cinematographer PJ Raval, editor Annette Davey, production designer KK Barrett, and moderator Matthew Harrison) and Working with Actors (Joshua Leonard, Nick Offerman, Gina Rodriguez, and moderator Matt Ross).

Sundance director of programming Trevor Groth and programmers Landon Zakheim and Mike Plante also shared info and advice about submitting to the festival, presenting a case study on filmmaker Nicholas McCarthy’s short film “The Pact” and its journey into becoming a feature within a year of playing at Sundance.

Below are 12 key lessons for filmmakers–and anyone planning to collaborate in the medium.

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