Radical Directing Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
About the Lecture
Richard Beggs, a sound designer and mixer on 65 feature films since 1976, has worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Barry Levinson, Sophia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, and other major directors. He won an Academy Award for sound for Apocalypse Now. His most recent project is Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, currently in post-production.
Trained as a painter, Beggs received a BFA from SFAI and an MFA from California College of the Arts. Beggs has taught film sound as an adjunct professor at CCA and master classes with the San Francisco Film Society. He is an associate fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, and sits on the board of directors of the San Francisco Arts Education Project. A native San Franciscan, Beggs has his sound studio at the San Francisco Film Centre in the Presidio.
About the Radical Directing Lecture Series
In fitting with SFAI’s pioneering presence in experimental film, this series emphasizes cinematic approaches that veer from traditional narratives, as well as the conceptual frameworks filmmakers use to cinematically articulate characters, plot, subtext, tension, and drama. The series is organized to complement a course taught by Lynn Hershman Leeson for SFAI’s Film program.
All Radical Directing lectures begin at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit www.sfai.edu/events
SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Radical Directing Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.