Lumiere Awards 2020

Best Use of AR in Musical Experience: "Grease AR"

Photo credit:  Ari Perilstein, Getty Images for The Advanced Imaging Society  

 

BIO

Randal Kleiser has been an internationally known film director since the release of his first feature, Grease.

 

His career began when his award-winning USC Master’s Thesis Peege was seen by executives at Universal who signed him to begin directing for television. In December of 2007, Peege was selected as one of 25 films to be added to the National Registry of Congress.

 

Kleiser’s other directing credits include The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The Blue Lagoon, Summer Lovers, Flight of the Navigator, White Fang, Honey I Blew up the Kid, Getting It Right, LovewreckedIt’s My Party and the critically acclaimed play The Penis Chronicles

Working with Paramount and Intel Studios, he directed the Lumiere Award-winning project "Grease AR"; an augmented reality experience using 20 dancers captured volumetrically.

In 2019, Harper Collins published his first book: "Grease: The Director's Notebook". A retrospective look at the making of his first feature film.

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CREDITS

Grease XR (2020)

Defrost: The Virtual Series (VR Series) (2019)

Defrost - The Awakening (VR Series) (Pilot Episode) (2015) 

The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors (2010) 

Lovewrecked (2006) 
Red Riding Hood (2006) 
Royal Standard (1999) (TV) 
Shadow of Doubt (1998) 
It's My Party (1996) 
"New York News" (1995) TV Series 
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1995) (uncredited) 
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992) 
White Fang (1991) 
Getting it Right (1989) 
Big Top Pee-wee (1988) 
Flight of the Navigator (1986) 
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) 
Summer Lovers (1982) 
The Blue Lagoon (1980) 
Grease (1978) 
The Gathering (1977) (TV) 
Portrait of Grandpa Doc (1977) 
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) (TV) 
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976) (TV) 
"Family" (1976) TV Series 
"Starsky and Hutch" (1975) TV Series 
All Together Now (1975) (TV) 
"Lucas Tanner" (1974) TV Series (two episodes) 
"The Rookies" (1972) TV Series (one episode) 
Peege (1972) 
“Marcus Welby, MD” (1969) TV Series

 

Gallery

Bruce Davison and Tanna Frederick on
Nokia OZO stereoscopic 360 camera
With Mike Fink in the Light Stage
Bart the Bear
Jed and Ethan Hawk in Alaska
Battle Drill shooting
On the set of "Big Top Pee-wee"
Rick Moranis and Randal Kleiser
Henry Cavill and Randal Kleiser
Olivia and John
Grease rehearsal
On the set of Grease
"You are the One That I Want"
Flight of the Navigator
On the set of Big Top Pee-wee
Flight of the Navigator
Grandview, USA
Shooting "Grandview USA"
Blue Lagoon
Nestor Almendros
Digital Cinema Seminar
 

news

An interview with legendary director Randal Kleiser

Written Interview by Lee Sobel

RuPaul: What's the Tee?

Podcast Interview hosted by RuPaul
 

Movies 'Til Dawn - Part I and Part 2

Podcast Interview hosted by Raymond De Felitta


An Evening with Randal Kleiser

Live Interview hosted by Jeremy Kagan - DGA

Randal Kleiser on VR and Defrost

Written Interview - FilmTalk.org

I Blame Dennis Hopper

Podcast Interview hosted by Ileana Douglas

How to Create VR

Podcast Interview hosted by 

Learning Curve

Written Article for DGA Quarterly Magazine

Fulle Circle Magazine

Written Interview by Jason Anders

Inside the Virtual Technology of AVATAR
Article - DGA Special Projects

 

STORE

PEEGE

by Randal Kleiser (Director, Writer)

 

Cast: Bruce Davison, Barbara Rush, Jeanette Nolan

An ailing elderly woman is paid a perfunctory visit by her family while she sits despondently in a nursing home. Nobody can get through to her except for her young grandson, who talks to her about the happy times they shared between the two of them when she was well.

“Peege” was one of 25 films added on Dec. 27, 2007, to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, which recognized this renowned production as “extremely moving.”

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grease: The director's notebook

by Randal Kleiser 

 

Published by Harper Collins

Grease: The Director’s Notebook features rare and never-before-seen imagery from the studio’s archives, as well as Kleiser's production notes, dialogue changes, and more.

 

The book’s heart is Kleiser’s own heavily annotated shooting script, along with his storyboards and sketches, including lines from the play that were added to the film’s script and new exclusive interviews with the key cast members and crew, including Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, and Stockard Channing.

The Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors

by Randal Kleiser

and George Lucas

George Lucas & Randal Kleiser in assocation with USC School of Cinematic Arts present The NINA FOCH COURSE FOR FILMMAKERS AND ACTORS, a masterpiece DVD culled from over 200 hours of footage from Academy Award nominee Nina Foch's legendary USC class.

 

This two set DVD is the perfect and MUST HAVE resource for any student of the performing arts and filmmaking as well as for any professionals involved in writing, directing, producing and acting.

 

DGA VISUAL HISTORY

STEPHEN FREARS

 

CONTACT

BIO

Randal Kleiser has been an internationally known film director since the release of his first feature, Grease, the most successful movie musical ever made. His career began when his award-winning USC Master’s Thesis Peege was seen by executives at Universal who signed him to begin directing for television. In December of 2007, Peege was selected as one of 25 films to be added to the National Registry of Congress. Kleiser’s other directing credits include The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, The Blue Lagoon, Summer Lovers, Flight of the Navigator, White Fang, North Shore, Getting It Right, Lovewrecked, the 1996 AIDS drama It’s My Party and the critically acclaimed play The Penis Chronicles, written by Tom Yewell.

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Bart the Bear

Bart the Bear on the set of "White Fang"