By site editor Dan Chung:
Now top industry figures Janusz Kaminski, Phedon Papamichael, ASC and Wally Pfister, ASC have come together to form a new online offering called Advanced Filmmaking. It comprises more than twelve hours of lectures and interviews that offer practical advice for aspiring cinematographers.
Oscar winner Pfister is perhaps best know for his work on with Christopher Nolan on the Batman series of films, Memento and Inception.
Kaminski was the cinematographer for Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Lincoln, War Horse, Jurassic Park, Munich, Minority Report, Catch me if you can and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Papamichael’s at the beginning of his feature career worked for a DOP for Roger Corman. Lensing seven of his films within two years. His later works include Nebraska, The Monuments Men, The Descendants, The Ides of March and W.
The training also includes interviews and advice from other well known people within the industry. Have a look at the clip from Wim Wenders.
The course is not intended as a replacement for going to film school. In their own publicity Advanced Filmmaking describe themselves as “An invaluable complement to traditional cinematography education, these practical tools provide fascinating insight into how three top pros think about their work, their careers, their tools and their collaborators in the real world of filmmaking.”
There are currently several videos from Advanced Filmmaking available to rent now on Vimeo on Demand.
To learn more go to http://www.advancedfilmmaking.com