Photos by Andrew Rogers
An ASC Master Class session was held on Sept. 12-16, with students participating in demonstrations and discussions taking place at the historic ASC Clubhouse, Arri’s facility in Burbank, the Zeiss offices in Sherman Oaks, Panavision’s headquarters in Woodland Hills, and Picture Shop in Hollywood.
Lighting instructors included ASC members Robert McLachlan, Armando Salas and Jon Joffin. Michael Pessah, ASC held a seminar on cinema history; Cine Lens Manual authors Christopher Probst, ASC and associate member Jay Holben conducted a discussion on optics; Craig Kief, ASC detailed his approach to lighting and shooting in an LED volume; Patrick Cady, ASC participated in a discussion with director Tara Nicole Weyr, using their collaboration on the TV series Bosch as a case study.
During a panel discussion session on the intricacies of working as a professional cinematographer — moderated by Charlie Lieberman, ASC — the class was also joined by Society members Nancy Schreiber, John Simmons, Mark Irwin and Steven Shaw. All shared their experiences and insight.