ASC International Master Class to Arrive In China

ASC International Master Class

Continuing its mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers has announced that the next ASC International Master Class sessions — conducted in partnership with ARRI — will take place in Beijing, China, on April 10-13 and April 16-19

These two three-day intensives are intended for the very advanced student or experienced cinematographer currently working in the motion picture business.

Master Class instructor Theo van de Sande, ASC.

Master Class instructor Theo van de Sande, ASC.

Classes will be taught by ASC members and include instruction on:

  • Dramatic lighting & shooting
  • Shooting High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Shooting large format with ARRI Alexa 65
  • Lighting and shooting automobiles and commercial products
  • Blending live action with computer-generated imagery (CGI)
  • Shooting visual effects with greenscreen compositing
  • Color science
  • Postproduction color grading

Confirmed ASC member instructors for the Beijing events are Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, Fred ElmesTheo van de Sande, Steven Fierberg,  Bill Bennett and Sam Nicholson — each of whom have participated in previous ASC Master Class sessions.

Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK (on left) with director Paul Verhoeven while shooting the feature Black Book.

Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK (on left) with director Paul Verhoeven while shooting the feature Black Book.

Fred Elmes, ASC taught at the first ASC International Master Class, held in Toronto.

Fred Elmes, ASC taught at the first ASC International Master Class, held in Toronto.

Steven Fierberg, ASC has shot such stylish series at Entourage and The Affair.

Steven Fierberg, ASC has shot such stylish series at Entourage and The Affair.

Bill Bennett, ASC

A top commercial cameraman, Bill Bennett, ASC (at camera) explains his approach to lighting automobiles during a previous ASC Master Class session.

Sam Nicholson, ASC

An veteran visual effects specialist, Sam Nicholson, ASC discusses the proper use of greenscreen during a previous ASC Master Class session held in Los Angeles.

The ASC member instructors will be joined by colorist Florian Utsi Martin, who will discuss his role in crafting the image.

Each Beijing class also includes opening and closing dinner receptions with ASC members and ARRI representatives.

You’ll find complete details about the inaugural ASC International Master Class event, held in Toronto, Canada, here.

You can register for either Beijing event here.