ASC International Master Class


The ASC Master Class is now coming to you!

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from cinematography’s most prestigious and celebrated artists!

Continuing its mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers has expanded its one-of-a-kind Master Class program worldwide.

Throughout the year, the ASC International Master Class, in partnership with ARRI, will travel internationally to offer advanced cinematographers a unique opportunity to learn from the best during a three-day intensive.

The next ASC International Master Class sessions will take place in:

Beijing, China

April 10-13 & April 16-19

These two three-day intensives will be conducted by the world’s top directors of photography. These classes are intended for the very advanced student or experienced cinematographer currently working in the motion picture business.

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 Fred ElmesTheo van de Sande,  Bill Bennett and Sam Nicholson — each of whom has participated in previous ASC Master Class sessions.

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.

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

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

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

Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Click below for complete PDFs in Chinese:


ASC Int Master Class - Schedule and Syllabus