Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Dark Knight

This past Wednesday Flashpoint Academy was one of the sponsors of the Chicago premiere of The Dark Knight. The film was shot in Chicago last summer and the premiere was held at the Navy Pier Imax theater.

As one of the sponsors Flashpoint was allowed to be on the red carpet, in the screening and at the party afterwards. I was elected to be the person interviewing the stars on the red carpet. We were able to get a couple of students out there with me- this is Matt and Joe, as well as our in-house producer Paul Matian. We interviewed Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, producer Charles Roven and others and our students got to meet and speak with director Christopher Nolan. A great time was had by all, and just another way Flashpoint is different from other film schools.

I'll let the pictures tell the story.



denise said...

excellent pictures!

directingtraffic said...

Great pics - managed to make a 5am screening up in Lincolnshire, and it was really interesting to see how the IMAX shots just got dropped in here and there in addition to the full sequences. Feels like this is the sort of movie the studios can make if they let talented filmmakers loose, and everyone benefits; they make big money and good films get made.

Theresa H. Hall said...

Yes. Hooray for good films. Seems that you have been busy with your career. Glad to know you are letting those creative juices flow. Teachers are so important.

Anonymous said...

Your school isn't as great as you make it out to be. If you really want to go into film, and this is to future film students, you should check-out NYFA: New York Film Academy. A truly remarkable school.

Sure, Flashpoint has game and recording arts. But NYFA has a far more better film and broadcasting program; which is under NBC's support, by the way.

Again, NYFA gives you the same, even better hands-on experience than any other film school out there - even Flashpoint.

You just have to make your own choice. So choose wisely.

directingtraffic said...

anonymous, eh - methinks he smells some NYFA person threadcrapping...

I doubt that they're "far more better"

At least we can tell one thing: they don't offer any english classes.

BOBBY said...

directingtraffic, I'm sorry, but anonymous does have a good point. I went to New York just this past few months and took a tour over at NYFA. They do seem to have a better film program, better than the one Flashpoint has. The school itself seems to be far more enjoyable than Flashpoint. And hate to break it to you, but, they are considered the first hands-on film schools. So, it's well worth your time and money.

Anonymous said...

I didn't read or hear anywhere that Flashpoint offered any Engligh classes, either?!?!

P.S. And I doubt you did any better in English class!