You can now access this 7+ hours package of Master Class Videos featuring 4 renowned Directors of Photography: Gabriel Beristain ASC BSC, Mark Sawicki, Robbie Greenberg ASC & Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC BVK in various topics of cinematography including; Stop Motion Cinematography, Lighting for Digital vs Film, Lighting on Stage for Various Time of Day and more.
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Featured Director’s of Photography:
Gabriel Beristain ASC, BSC
The Ring II, There Be Dragons, S.W.A.T
GABRIEL BERISTAIN’S is the look that launched Liv Tyler in her father’s Aerosmith videos, reenergized the filmography of David Mamet (The Spanish Prisoner) and Guillermo Del Toro (Blade 2), and broke new ground in films like ‘S.W.A.T.’, ‘The Ring 2′ and ‘Blade Trinity’. His latest projects are “There Be Dragons” for film legend Roland Joffe and the TV mini-series “Magic City”.
WORKSHOP: “Hell in Paradise”
When Gabriel Beristain, ASC, BSC, shot his second feature film after film school: Derek Jarman’s masterpiece “Caravaggio” he understood that Lighting was beyond a narrative tool for the filmmaker. Lighting was an art on its own, able to go beyond the narrative barriers and the frontiers of technology.
In the Workshop, “Hell in Paradise” Gabriel will confront the notion that digital technology transcends lighting.
Using specific recreations from his most recent experiences shooting in Hawaii and Miami Gabriel will walk the attendees through the magical process of lighting a scene, which may justify that digital technology can do without elaborated lighting or debunk the myth that lighting, along with film, is dead.
Gabriel will also introduce some of the newest LED lighting fixtures in the market, will also show what was probably the last formal test made for a photochemical film stock… and discuss the evolution of digital technology in its recent furious drive to finally produce images that can equal FILM.
Gangs of New York, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Mark Sawicki is a Clio-award winning cameraman, visual effects artist, and actor. He won an Emmy Certificate for his contribution to Star Trek (TV series), and contributed to such pictures as Premonition, The Black Dahlia, 40 Year Old Virgin, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He’s also worked on shooting effects and creating award winning animation for commercials, rock videos and 3D features including JAWS 3D and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3.
WORKSHOPS: “Forced Perspective” & “Stop Motion Cinematography”
In the workshop “Forced Perspective” Mark Sawicki will demonstrate the creation of a hole in the stage floor with the audience in the background including forced perspective considerations, Lighting for FX and Comparison of models to CGI.
In the workshop “Stop Motion” Mark Sawicki will demonstrate the cinematography considerations for two stop motion commercials including Green screen set up and exposure, creating synthetic shadows, front light back light and crowd replication.
Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC, bvk
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Stargate, Independence Day
Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, Bvk, has photographed a variety of features from summer blockbuster movies to small, intimate dramas and romantic comedies, known for such pictures as INDEPENDENCE DAY, CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, and STARGATE. He has a lot of experience with complex effects heavy movies and commercials, that he will share with you in his workshop and seminar.
WORKSHOP: Lighting on Stage for Day and Night
In his workshop “Lighting on Stage for Day and Night”, Karl Walter Lindenlaub will demonstrate how to create different looks for an apartment set. These tools give the cinematographer ways to support a dramatic story by bringing a set on stage to life. Different ways to create sun light, soft day light, as well as Dusk and Night light will be discussed, and as time permits, demonstrated.
Robbie Greenberg, ASC
Milagro Beanfield War, James Dean: An Invented Life, Free Willy
ROBBIE GREENBERG, ASC won consecutive Emmy Awards is the Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or TV Movie category for shooting Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) and Winchell (1998). Greenberg also earned ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards for both films. In 2002, Greenberg was again nominated for an Emmy in the same category for his work on James Dean.
SEMINAR: “The Genesis of a Project”
In his seminar: “The Genesis of a Project: Even Money” Robbie Greenberg shares his experiences of how a project endures the challenges of becoming.
From being approached by the director prior to shooting Even Money, a story taking place in Atlantic City Robbie Greenberg discusses how the process went through two years of development and moved from being produced in New Jersey to Louisiana and ultimately shot in Los Angeles on a low budget of 10 million dollars. Related topics will range from framing, composition and lighting scenes with elements of different locations and eras and cover defining characters with their own “signature” lighting complementary to their personality, shortcomings and destructive behavior.
While screening scenes from Greenberg´s work discussion continues on camera placement and actor blocking, production design as complementary to cinematography and the relationship between cinematographer and director. The screening will be followed by Q & A session with the audience.