Gil is a Professor at the prestigious Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange County, California. He has directed feature films, primetime television and many top music videos. For his book, DIRECTING THE CAMERA, Gil developed a unique, systemized and easy-to-grasp approach to the visual side of directing which he has been invited to teach at many of the top film schools in Europe, Asia and Latin America, among them: The Beijing Film Academy, The Hamburg Media School, FAMU in Prague, SADA in Stockholm and EICTV in Havana.
“Gil Bettman’s insights on how to shoot with a moving camera helped me master my craft as a director. When I was doing my homework and designing my shots for Living the Dream and Embarque Imediato I often found myself referring the “The Five Tasks of a Good Moving Master” approach which Gil teaches.”
- Allan Fiterman: Director: PIXINGYINHA, AN AFFECTIONATE MAN, BERENICE, NOW BOARDING, LIVING THE DREAM
“As a professional cinematographer, I love moving the camera. When I began to direct I turned to Gil Bettman. His guidance and teaching has taught me the importance of moving the camera to convey emotion and to help tell the story, rather than move to make a cool shot. When I directed Starkweather, I often found myself referring to Mr. Bettman’s teachings.”