ASC Master Class Online August 10th-11th, 2024

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ASC Master Class Online August 10th-11th, 2024

Focusing on Lighting Demos

The American Society of Cinematographers will hold a two-day Online Master Class, from Saturday, August 10th-11th, 2024.  Derived and adapted from our signature in-person Master Classes, the seminar will have live interactions and Q&A with some of the world’s top working cinematographers.  The class size will be limited to 30 participants.

Confirmed Instructors:

Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, ASC – Lighting Demonstration
Shelly Johnson, ASC – Lighting Demonstration
Giovanni Ribisi – Guest Speaker
Reed Morano, ASC – Discussion Moderator
Bryan Smaller – ASC Associate Member on Color Grading


The planned curriculum — including 2 pre-recorded lighting demonstrations, selected film clips, live instruction and interactive discussion periods — is designed to last about 6 1/2 hours per day, with each session starting at 7.30 AM Pacific Daylight Time (10.30 AM New York; 3.30 PM London; 4.30 PM Berlin; 9:00 PM Mumbai; 11.30 PM Beijing).

“All enrolled attendees will be given a 60-day access review link to the class recording"

The program will include:

• Welcome address by ASC member describing the online Master Class format.
• Presentations by ASC instructors followed by Q&A sessions, allowing students to address specific areas of interest or gain further detail.
• Two separate lighting demonstrations – set up, shooting, editing and color grading – live-narrated by the on-set DP
• Deep-dive discussions on influential films of artistic significance, curated by ASC instructors, (to be viewed by students prior to session.)
• Participation with ASC Ambassadors — members in addition to primary event instructors — in break-out rooms for discussions and daily social sessions.
• Panel discussions with ASC members on select topics.

Registration is now open for students worldwide. All instruction will be in English and conducted via Zoom.

The price of participation in this two-day event is $900 USD, paid by Tuesday, Aug. 6th.

A complete, final day-to-day schedule will be emailed to participants on Wednesday, August 7th, 2024

* While confirmed, all instructors will participate based on availability.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the class held? 

We start and end each day at The ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, CA but each day’s shooting location may vary. 

How much does the ASC Master Class Cost? 

We have classes of varying types so please visit the ASC Store for pricing on your desired class 

What’s included in the cost? 

- Breakfast, lunch and most dinners (will be specified on the schedule)
- Transportation from the ASC Clubhouse to all locations
- Industry sponsorship dinner meet and greet
- ASC Master Class Certificate upon completing the class 

Who are ASC Ambassadors?

ASC Ambassadors are ASC members who aren’t instructing during the week but are around to help answer your questions and offer guidance. Breakfasts and lunches are a great time to engage in discussions with them as well as our welcome and closing dinners. Come ready to ask questions! 

What is required to submit for signing up? 

Each interested attendee is required to submit a current resume in order to be considered. Once reviewed and confirmed you will receive a welcome email with additional info on preparation for attending. 

When’s the deadline to sign up? 

While there’s no official deadline, we do have a limited supply of spots available, so if interested please reach out via the ASC Store to secure your spot with a deposit. 

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