The American Society of Cinematographers

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.

The ASC is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. The ASC is not a union or guild, but an honorary association. Membership is by invitation only, and the Society extends an invitation to a cinematographer based on the cinematographer’s body of work.

Courses by The ASC

The ASC Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop

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Join The ASC at the Jackson Wild Film Festival in Austria as we explore wildlife filmmaking philosophy and techniques.

The ASC Clubhouse Conversations

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.

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