ASC International Master Class to Arrive In China

David E. Williams

ASC International Master Class

Continuing its mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers has announced that the next ASC International Master Class sessions — conducted in partnership with ARRI — will take place in Beijing, China, on April 10-13 and April 16-19

These two three-day intensives are intended for the very advanced student or experienced cinematographer currently working in the motion picture business.

Classes will be taught by ASC members and include instruction on:

Master Class instructor Theo van de Sande, ASC.
Master Class instructor Theo van de Sande, ASC.

  • Dramatic lighting & shooting

  • Shooting High Dynamic Range (HDR)

  • Shooting large format with ARRI Alexa 65

  • Lighting and shooting automobiles and commercial products

  • Blending live action with computer-generated imagery (CGI)

  • Shooting visual effects with greenscreen compositing

  • Color science

  • Postproduction color grading

Confirmed ASC member instructors for the Beijing events are Fred ElmesTheo van de Sande,  Bill Bennett and Sam Nicholson — each of whom have participated in previous ASC Master Class sessions.

Fred Elmes, ASC taught at the first ASC International Master Class, held in Toronto.
Fred Elmes, ASC taught at the first ASC International Master Class, held in Toronto.

Bill Bennett, ASC
A top commercial cameraman, Bill Bennett, ASC (at camera) explains his approach to lighting automobiles during a previous ASC Master Class session.

Sam Nicholson, ASC
An veteran visual effects specialist, Sam Nicholson, ASC discusses the proper use of greenscreen during a previous ASC Master Class session held in Los Angeles.

Each Beijing class also includes opening and closing dinner receptions with ASC members and ARRI representatives.

You’ll find complete details about the inaugural ASC International Master Class event, held in Toronto, Canada, here.

UPDATE: Read about the Beijing events here.

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