ASC Vision 2021 Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applicants

Don’t hesitate to participate — Society members to offer their invaluable experience and insight. Apply by July 9.

ASC Staff

​Don’t hesitate to participate — Society members to offer their invaluable experience and insight. Apply by July 9.​

ASC members have a long history of mentoring burgeoning artists and students, and the ASC Vision Mentorship Program expands and supports this critical mission.

Mentees will be chosen and accepted by the ASC and then paired with an ASC mentor. They will receive the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the craft, focus their career objectives and hone skills. The number of accepted mentees will vary based on available mentors and the applicant pool.

Mentor schedules permitting, mentees will receive a minimum of two meetings with their mentors during a one-year period. Should the mentor or mentee not be available to meet in person, the mentor will be available via email, Zoom, Skype or phone. Additional interactions or relationships will be at the sole discretion of the mentor.

The ASC Vision Mentorship Program is designed for working professionals with a deep interest in pursuing a career as a cinematographer. Successful applicants will have significant production or on-set work experience, preferably within the camera department.

It is not a requirement that applicants possess a college degree or have earned higher education in film. Recent college graduates are encouraged to gain at least five years of postgraduate professional experience prior to applying.

Learn much more about this year’s program (including full eligibility requirements and all terms and conditions) and apply now, right here.

The application deadline July 9, 2021 12 noon PDT.

You can read about our previous year’s ASC Mentorship program here, with comments from mentors and mentees.

John Simmons, ASC with his 2020 mentee, Melinda James.

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