LOS ANGELES — The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is bringing back its popular ASC Master Class series as a virtual offering. The newly-configured course consists of a three-day online seminar with live interactions and Q&A discussions.
The first class is set to resume on October 30th with ASC instructors Larry Fong, ASC (300, Watchmen, Super 8, Kong: Skull Island); M. David Mullen, ASC (two-time Emmy Award winner for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); and Lawrence Sher, ASC (Oscar and ASC Award nominee for Joker, The Hangover trilogy). ASC Master Classes are limited to 30 participants. The class is designed for cinematography students with an intermediate skill set and focuses on advancing their understanding of the art of visual storytelling. Instructors also analyze the creative work of filmmakers that are relevant to the course.
“Since 2013, ASC Master Classes have been held in person at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, as well as other international locations, offering students a unique opportunity to interact directly with ASC members and learn new creative techniques,” notes Shelly Johnson, ASC, who worked with fellow members Steven Fierberg, ASC, and Mullen to re-invent the experience online. “Our hope is to transition that signature learning format into virtual interaction for a global audience. We’re excited to relaunch this educational trademark of the Society and hope to attract an even broader sector of students interested in learning more about cinematography from our accomplished members.”
The online event will include live instruction, pre-recorded lighting demonstrations, selected film clips and group discussion periods. Classes will run about 3.5 hours per day, at a time that is friendly for an international audience.
Registration (www.theasc.com) is now open for students worldwide. All instruction will be in English. The price of participation is $750, and the deadline to register is October 26th.