The cinematographer working out a shot for There Will Be Blood with Anderson (at camera), operator Barry Idoine and actor Daniel Day-Lewis. (Photo by François Duhamel, SMPSP)

Robert Elswit, ASC to Teach at Next ASC Master Class

The Oscar-winning cinematographer will be one of the Society members instructing during June 24-28 session.

ASC Staff

The first instructor announced for the upcoming ASC Master Class intensive — to take place in Hollywood on June 24-28 — is Robert Elswit, ASC.

The class will focus on the unique technical and creative characteristics of shooting motion-picture film. This topic has been explored in previous sessions and has returned due to popular demand. Portions of the class will take place at the ASC Clubhouse and at facilities and stages in the L.A. area.

Elswit earned an Academy Award for his camerawork in the period drama There Will Be Blood (2007), also earning the ASC Award and other honors for the picture. He earned previous Oscar and ASC Award nominations for his black-and-white cinematography in the period feature Good Night, and Good Luck (2005).

Surveying a landscape with Anderson (at camera) and 1st AC (and future ASC member) Barry “Baz” Idoine while shooting There Will Be Blood (2007). (Photo by François Duhamel, SMPSP)

The cinematographer's extensive credits include the features Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Punch-Drunk Love, Syriana, Michael Clayton, Salt, the Mission: Impossible films Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation, Nightcrawler, Inherent Vice and King Richard.

His most recent projects include the Netflix series Ripley (which will be featured in an upcoming issue of American Cinematographer).

Elswit on the set while shooting Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).

Elswit was featured in this recent AC profile.

Additional ASC instructors for this upcoming Master Class session in June will be announced when they are scheduled.

You can find out more about the program here and register for the class here.

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