Hollywood Producer Says It’s Still About Story in Digital Filmmaking

by Peter D. Marshall

by Michael Ferraresi.

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Filmmaking today requires little more than the right story, any camera and computer. Producer Ken Kokin reminded Grand Canyon University students that making movies still requires a lot of time and money, but they have the self-publishing power to get their films noticed.

Sure, Kokin said, you need hundreds of thousands of dollars just to get started on major feature-length
pictures, but now is the time — with the dawn of personal video cameras and social media — to figure out how to tell compelling stories in new ways.

Producer Ken Kokin shared stories from a life in film Friday at Ethington Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Sam Erdmann)

“We have such an opportunity now because cameras are cheap, there’s no film anymore,” said Kokin, the co-producer and second unit director of the Academy Award-winning film “The Usual Suspects,” who shared stories from his film career with an audience of more than 100 GCU students at Ethington Theatre on Friday.

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