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Pitt in Hollywood

Pitt in Hollywood

By Benjamin Asciutto

Hi everyone, welcome to Pitt in Hollywood! My name is Ben Asciutto, I am a Film & Business student at the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout my years in college, I have been fascinated about what my career will look like after Pitt. I spent the month of June in a study away program called Pitt in Los Angeles where fifteen of us had the chance to sit down with some of the most influential people in the film & entertainment industry - an industry I hope to be a part of next year after graduation. These people also happen to be - not from USC or NYU, but from our alma mater: Pitt!
Jon Hill & Nate Cornett | Pitt '04 & '05 | Fox Digital Sports Producer & Cinematographer
Jon Hill & Nate Cornett | Pitt '04 & '05 | Fox Digital Sports Producer & Cinematographer
Hi everyone, welcome to Pitt in Hollywood! My name is Ben Asciutto, I am a Film & Business student at the University of Pittsburgh. My guests today, for the second episode of the podcast series, are Pitt alumni Jon Hill and Nate Cornett. Jon is a talented Fox Sports Digital Senior Producer of Creative Video and Cinematography and Nate is a skillful camera operator and cinematographer for projects as large as Borat’s Sequel, Saturday Night Live and HBO’s The Rehearsal. Jon and Nate recently wrapped their co-project indie feature film titled Above the Clouds which is a story personal to Jon as he transitions back to his life in Los Angeles after the sudden passing of his father. Jon wrote the screenplay and Nate served as his Director of Photography for the film with Pitt as the origin of it all. Please say hi to Jon & Nate!
31:08
November 10, 2022
John Paul Horstmann | Pitt '02 | Editor, Producer, Filmmaker
John Paul Horstmann | Pitt '02 | Editor, Producer, Filmmaker
Hi everyone, welcome to Pitt in Hollywood! My name is Ben Asciutto, I am a Film & Business student at the University of Pittsburgh. My guest today, for the first episode of the podcast series, is John Paul Horstmann, a graduate of the Pitt’s Class of 2002. JP is a very talented editor, producer, and filmmaker working in Los Angeles. At Pitt, he founded the first student television station that just celebrated their 20th anniversary. He is also Billie Eilish’s top choice editor for her music videos as well as the Director of Tribeca Film Festival’s Official Selection: Bodyslam: Revenge of the Banana! More recently, he served as editor for Machine Gun Kelly’s newest documentary, Life in Pink, as well for the new Ana De Armas movie, Blonde, about Marilyn Monroe. Please say hi to JP Horstmann!
25:46
October 10, 2022