Dean Cundey, ASC to Discuss Halloween, The Thing and Jurassic Park on Oct. 7

The cinematographer will discuss horror filmmaking as a collaborative art form, including what propels a genre film into classic status.

At top, Kurt Russell plays a pilot trapped in an Antarctic research base with a malevolent shape-shifting alien in The Thing (1982).

Horror fans should be ready for an early treat this year, as one of the finest cinematographers to work in the genre details his approach to creating thrills and chills.

CineGear ON AIR — the trade show’s online discussion series — will welcome Dean Cundey, ASC in a special webinar on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 11:00 PDT.

Dean Cundey, ASC

As their release notes:

CineGear ON AIR is pleased to present a live Zoom discussion with the legendary Dean Cundey, ASC focusing on the art and craft behind some of his spookier cult classics from the Halloween films to The Thing, The Fog, Jurassic Park, and more audience favorites. 

Hosted by director/producer/tech nerd Jay Holben, the two will discuss horror filmmaking as a collaborative art form, including what propels a horror genre film into classic status. They will also delve into how the technology of the day affects the art. And the audience will find out what [director] John Carpenter meant when he referred to Cundey’s work on Halloween as “Some of his best ever. The way he moved the camera was groundbreaking.”

The second half of the event will focus on audience questions with the incomparable Dean Cundey, ASC.

Register for this FREE event now here.

Director John Carpenter (at camera) confers with Cundey while shooting Halloween (1978).
From left, producer Kathleen Kennedy, director Steven Spielberg and Cundey plotting a shot with while filming Jurassic Park (1993).


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