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The ASC Clubhouse Conversations

The ASC

The ASC Clubhouse Conversations

The ASC
50h 47m
40 modules (view curriculum)

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  • Total Time:

    50h 47m

Description

The ASC Clubhouse Conversations format is a series of talks with world-renowned cinematographers as they share their inspirations and experiences while analyzing their work and creative process.

Modules

1h 13m

AC contributor and filmmaker Jim Hemphill moderates a discussion with nominees in the Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series Award category about the camerawork in their respective shows: Insecure, The Mandalorian and Homecoming.

1h 02m

AC contributor and filmmaker Jim Hemphill moderates a discussion with nominees in the Episode of a One-Hour Series for Commercial Television category about the camerawork in their respective shows: Better Call Saul, Project Blue Book and Motherland: Fort Salem.

1h 13m

The three nominees discuss the camerawork in their respective narrative features with moderator Rodney Taylor, ASC: Swallow, Two of Us and Dear Comrades!

1h 15m

The nominees in the Documentary category discuss their respective non-fiction films with moderator Rodney Taylor, ASC: The Truffle Hunters, Gunda and Notturno.

1h 16m

In this 75-minute episode, interviewer Shelly Johnson, ASC; cinematographer Andrew Dunn, BSC; and producer-director Lee Daniels discuss the making of this period drama focusing on the life of legendary jazz/swing singer Billie Holiday (played by Andra Day).

1h 15m

Interviewer Steven Fierberg, ASC talks with cinematographer Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK about this sci-fi feature, written and directed by Mike Cahill, in which a downtrodden man (Owen Wilson) finds himself at odds with reality after meeting a mysterious woman (Salma Hayek), and soon suspects that they may be living in a computer simulation.

55m

Interviewer Shelly Johnson, ASC questions cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC about how he helped director Paul Greengrass leave his comfort zone for this Western drama.

59m

Interviewer Rodney Taylor, ASC talks to cinematographer Marcell Rév, HCA about his visual approach to this intimate two-person drama, written and directed by Sam Levinson and shot on black-and-white film.

59m

Interviewer James Laxton, ASC talks to cinematographer Shabier Kirchner about his camerawork in this limited series directed by Steve McQueen (seen together below) — chronicling a turbulent era in London during the 1960s and ’80s as immigrants from the West Indies struggled against intolerance and injustice.

1h 20m

Interviewer Lawrence Sher, ASC and cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC discuss this experimental drama, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, that conveys the fractured POV of a troubled Gulf War vet.

38m

Interviewer Patti Lee, ASC and cinematographer Tami Reiker, ASC discuss shooting this intense period ensemble drama, directed by Regina King, as it depicts a unique moment in time when four iconic figures — Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke — shared the evening of February 25, 1964 in deep conversation.

1h 05m

Interviewer Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC talks to cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC and writer-director Spike Lee about their powerful drama depicting the continuing trauma created by racial injustice and the Vietnam War.

1h 24m

In this 85-minute episode, interviewer Caleb Deschanel, ASC talks to cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, ASC and director David Fincher about their stylish black-and-white period drama.

56m

In this 56-minute episode interviewer Lawrence Sher, ASC talks to cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, ASC, AFC and writer-director Sofia Coppola about the visual approach to their wry comedy.

1h 19m

Director of photography Tobias Schliessler, ASC and interviewer Lawrence Sher, ASC discuss the expert period cinematography in this dramatic story of artistic struggle.

1h 03m

Interviewer Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC talks with cinematographer Benjamin Kracun about his camerawork in this pitch-black-comedy thriller written and directed by Emerald Fennell.

1h 15m

In this 75-minute video, cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, BSC and interviewer Steven Fierberg, ASC discuss director Shaka King’s provocative period drama revealing the inside story behind the Black Panther Party movement of the 1960s, as a small-time criminal was manipulated by the FBI to infiltrate the organization’s Illinois chapter.

1h 22m

In this interview — conducted by Amelia Vincent, ASC — cinematographer Joshua James Richards discusses his naturalistic visual approach to this engaging drama, directed by Chloé Zhao.

1h 12m

Interviewed by Eric Steelberg, ASC, cinematographer Martin Ruhe, ASC details his visual approach to actor-director George Clooney’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi epic, which is also an intimate character study.

1h 10m

In this neo-noir thriller, a successful married man (Michael Ealy) engages in a one-night stand — only to find himself entangled in the latest investigation of a cunning police detective (Hillary Swank).

1h 23m

Cinematographer Alwin H. Küchler, BSC and director Kevin Macdonald detail their collaboration on this compelling true-life human drama about a suspected terrorist (played by Tahar Rahim) imprisoned by the U.S. at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp without charges for years and the legal team (Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley) tasked with defending his rights.

1h 10m

In this 70-minute interview, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC discusses his visual approach to this fact-based, 1960s-set drama depicting the courtroom battle following a violent confrontation between anti-Vietnam war counterculture idealists and the Chicago police.

1h 42m

In this new video, cinematographer Armando Salas, ASC and director Alik Sakharov, ASC discuss their collaboration in this Netflix family crime drama series with interviewer Eric Steelberg, ASC.

1h 37m

In this 97-minute episode, Simon Dennis, BSC is interviewed by Stephen Lighthill, ASC regarding his work in the Netflix period drama — an alternate-history take on Tinseltown of the 1940s.

59m

In this hour-long episode, cinematographer Chris Menges, ASC, BSC and producer Michael Fitzgerald discuss their compelling period drama with interviewer John Bailey, ASC.

1h 26m

Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC, BSC discusses his much-honored camerawork in this regal Netflix drama with interviewer Larry Sher, ASC.

1h 24m

In this 84-minute episode, interviewer Buddy Squires, ASC speaks with writer-director Bryan Fogel and cinematographer Jake Swantko about making this harrowing documentary about the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 2, 2018 by Saudi agents in Istanbul.

1h 01m

Cinematographers Ava Berkofsky, ASC and Kira Kelly, ASC discuss their camerawork in HBO’s acclaimed comedic drama series Insecure, interviewed by Larry Sher, ASC. Launched in 2016, the show explores the racial, cultural and relationship experiences of two successful African American women making their way in the world.

1h 18m

Cinematographers Michael Cheeseman and Danny Day discuss their work in this National Geographic series and their creative approach to non-fiction shooting in hostile environments with interviewer James Neihouse, ASC — who also has extensive production experience in similarly difficult locations.

59m

In this 60-minute video, Erik Messerschmidt, ASC discusses his Emmy-nominated camerawork in the disturbing and insightful Netflix crime series Mindhunter with interviewer Charlie Lieberman, ASC.

1h 27m

In this 87-minute discussion video, Emmy-nominated cinematographers Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS and Barry “Baz” Idoine — detail their approach to shooting this Disney Plus series for interviewer Larry Sher, ASC.

1h 10m

Executive producers/directors Nicole Kassell and Stephen Williams; director Steph Green; and cinematographers Xavier Perez Grobet, ASC, AMC; Andrij Parekh, ASC; and Greg Middleton, ASC, CSC discuss their work in this Emmy-nominated sci-fi fantasy series.

1h 12m

In this 72-minute video, ASC members Patti Lee (Bob Hearts Abishola), John Simmons (Family Reunion), Donald A. Morgan (The Ranch) and Gary Baum (Will & Grace) are joined by interviewer Steven V. Silver, ASC. During this in-depth dialogue, the subjects discuss their Emmy-nominated cinematography in their respective multi-camera series.

1h 36m

In this 97-minute video, cinematographers Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC, BSC (The Crown); Ben Kutchins and Armando Salas, ASC (Ozark); and Benedict Spence (The End of the F***ing World) are joined by interviewers Larry Sher, ASC and Eric Steelberg, ASC. During this in-depth dialogue, the subjects discuss their Emmy-nominated cinematography in their respective Netflix series.

1h 25m

In this 85-minute video, cinematographers M. David Mullen, ASC (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (Tales from the Loop) and Jas Shelton (Homecoming) are joined by interviewers Larry Sher, ASC and Eric Steelberg, ASC. During this in-depth dialogue, the subjects discuss their Emmy-nominated cinematography in their respective Amazon Prime series and the state of shooting for television with all its inherent challenges — including the art of collaboration with other cinematographers who may be contributing to their series and how to maintain a consistent overall look to the show.

2h 19m

Interviewer Eric Steelberg, ASC talks to director Aaron Schneider, ASC and cinematographer Shelly Johnson, ASC about their taut World War II adventure drama, now streaming on Apple TV Plus.

1h 21m

Interviewer Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC talks with cinematographers Igor Martinović and Zak Mulligan about their work in this HBO horror crime drama miniseries.

1h 30m

Interviewer Eric Steelberg, ASC talks to cinematographer Quyen Tran about her work in this harrowing Netflix drama, which depicts the complex and frustrating hunt for a serial rapist and the lasting damage inflicted upon his victims — especially one whose story is doubted by investigators.

1h 34m

Interviewer Steven Fierberg, ASC talks with cinematographer Frederick Elmes, ASC and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon about their work in this Amazon period crime series — which depicts the exploits of investigators tracking Nazi war criminals in the 1970s.

1h 02m

Cinematographer Mike Berlucchi details his camerawork on the AppleTV+ series, as interviewed by Charlie Lieberman, ASC — whose own extensive experience in television production leads to informed discussion.

About the Educator

The ASC

The American Society of Cinematographers

1 Course

The American Society of Cinematographers was founded in Hollywood in 1919 with the purpose of advancing the art and science of cinematography and bringing cinematographers together to exchange ideas, discuss techniques and promote the motion picture as an art form — a mission that continues today.

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