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AbelCine DP Education Conference

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From December 6-8th in New York, you can sign up to attend the AbelCine DP Education Conference.

The AbelCine DP Education Conference is a 3-day workshop and networking event for content creators who want to take the next step in their career as a Director of Photography.

What does it entail & who will you be learning from?

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Instructors will guide you through topics that span technical, creative, business, and career considerations.

Technical subjects include camera movement, lenses, lighting techniques, and HDR. You will also learn networking and marketing skills to be successful in a creative business.

The key presenters/speakers are:

  • Frankie DeMarco ASC: Sneaky Pete, All Is Lost, The Adjustment Bureau, Rabbit Hole,
  • Luke Geissbuhler: Fahrenheit 11/9, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Jerry Ricciotti (Vice): Vice News, Vice News Tonight

This is a good cross-section of presenters/speakers who can cover anything from news all the way up to major Hollywood films.


Learn the art and craft of lighting from one of the top DPs working today. You will gain invaluable experience through practical, hands-on demonstrations in a real working set.

Creating Mood with Lighting

Learn how lighting can be used to tell a story, shape characters, and elicit emotions in the audience. This workshop is a mixture of lectures, real-world examples, and hands-on practice.

Shaping Light for Faces

Learn how to light faces to tell a story and create emotions. This workshop includes theory, practical demonstrations, and hands-on practice.


Learn the properties of different lenses. This technical and aesthetic information will help you select the best lens for a project or desired look.

Camera Movement as a Storytelling Tool

Explore different types of camera movement and how they can be used for storytelling purposes. This class includes live demonstrations by professional operators.

Technical and Creative Applications of HDR

HDR isn’t just for high-end productions and post. Learn how to incorporate it into your projects now in order to communicate your creative intent, and how to discuss HDR with other creatives.

The Business of Being a Cinematographer

Learn practical skills to advance in your career, such as marketing, working with unions, when to get an agent, and what to consider when buying your own gear.


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The 3-day course costs $945 USD, but if you enter the code NEWSSHOOTER19 you can get the course for $850.50 USD.

The 3-day course includes:

  • Access to all 3 days of training sessions
  • Access to Keynotes and Panel Discussions
  • Access to social events
  • Access to Expo Night
  • Raffle Participation
  • Included Meals – breakfast and lunch daily
  • Event Swag


Alumni Discount : Have you ever attended an FMC class or conference or an AbelCine Class? You’re eligible for our $100 Alumni Discount.

Group Discount : Are you bringing friends or colleagues to the event? Groups of three or more attendees can save 15% on the conference pass.

EDU Discount : Are you a student or faculty? If so, faculty can save 20% on the full 3-day conference pass. Students can save 50% on the full 3-day conference pass.

To redeem these above discounts, email event manager at [email protected]

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