ASC International Master Class Wraps in Brazil

ASC instructors Bill Bennett and Dan Mindel address the assembled class. (Photo by Mario Jannini)
Instructors Bill Bennett, ASC and Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC, SASC execute an impressive two-day seminar in São Paulo.

Following successful sessions in Toronto and Beijing, the third ASC International Master Class event was held in São Paulo, Brazil (Nov. 10-12), where ASC members Bill Bennett and Dan Mindel instructed a class of 29 students. (Complete announcement details here.)

From left, Mindel and Bennett look over their notes. (Photo by Mario Jannini)

With the ASC International Master Class conducted in partnership with Arri, a large part of the instruction focused on lighting, with Bennett and Mindel demonstrating commercial lighting for automobiles and a computerized approach to interactive car lighting work, while other time was spent on reviewing and adjusting images in post, as well as discussing HDR and other topics.

Bennett arrived days in advance to help organize the event and meet with members of the Associação Brasileira de Cinematografia (ABC) and representatives of the the local production and post companies that would help make the seminar happen. The cinematographer has been heavily involved in the ASC’s Master Class education program since the beginning and recently taught in both Toronto and Beijing.

Participating companies were Cinecolor Digital, Cinecidade, Electrica, MARC Films, Sindcine and Studio BOOP.

Bennett visits the post facility CineColor Digital, where the footage shot during the classes would go through a DI process. From left are “Chiquinho” Neto (an ABC associate member and owner of the post house DOTdigital and assisting in the Master Class) Bennett, Guilherme Begué (a freelance colorist) and Richard Balilla (the technical director of CineColor Digital). (Courtesy of Bill Bennett, ASC)
From left are Mario Jannini (Arri Brazil); Wilson Zeferino (Arri, Inc. Miami); Glen Kennel (Arri, Inc, Los Angeles); José Roberto Eliézer, ABC; Marcelo Corpani, ABC; Carlos Pacheco, ABC; Adrian Teijido, ABC (president of the society), Bennett and Mindel. (Courtesy of Bill Bennett, ASC)

Below, Mandel and Bennett have fun demonstrating automated interactive greenscreen lighting, using  six Arri Skypanels and two Arri L7-C units in sync with the background plate video using MadMapper app, via ArtNet and DMX (photos by Mario Jannini):


Below, Bennett uses a model car to set up his demonstration of automobile lighting, employing soft sources and reflections to bring out the contours of the vehicle (photos by Mario Jannini):

The ASC International Master Class program will continue in 2018 (locations not yet announced), while the ASC Master Class held in Hollywood will resume in the new year on March 12-16 and May 14-18 (registration here).

The assembled São Paulo class.
The assembled São Paulo class.

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