Join some of the world's leading cinematographers to learn what it takes to succeed in their world.
Online. In real time.™
Times: Wednesday and Friday 7:00-9:30pm (Except Phedon Papamichael, Wednesday Nov 11th, 11am-1:30pm ET)
See Full Schedule Below
INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS: $75 per session (see below)
Taught by accomplished professionals and masters, now experience our world-renowned cinematography workshops via a virtual classroom.
Join the cinematographers of
THE IRISHMAN, FORD V. FERRARI, STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, KNIVES OUT, THE WIRE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, IT: CHAPTER TWO, THE STRAIN, JACK RYAN, ARGO, SIDEWAYS, BABEL, AMORES PERROS, Aaron Sorkin’s new film THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, George Clooney’s Nespresso commercials, and music videos for Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, U2, and Taylor Swift’s new “Folklore” video produced during the pandemic.
MASTER CLASSES WITH:
RODRIGO PRIETO, ASC
(THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE IRISHMAN, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN)
STEVE YEDLIN, ASC
(STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, KNIVES OUT, LOOPER)
PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL, ASC
(FORD V. FERRARI, SIDEWAYS)
UTA BRIESEWITZ ASC, DGA
(The Wire, Westworld, Stranger Things)
CHECCO VARESE, ASC
(IT: CHAPTER 2, JACK RYAN, TRUE BLOOD, THE STRAIN)
Explore the art and craft of cinematography in this series of master classes featuring these five extraordinary artists. Unlike other master classes offered online, you will engage with instructors in real time, not through pre-recorded lectures.
Experience key facets of classes that are otherwise only available during week-long workshops on our Maine campus. Each class will offer participants the opportunity to ask questions. Master classes are taught by cinematography masters but are open to all.
Our students have gone on to win Oscars & Emmys. Join them!
Class Schedule (Eastern Time)
- Wednesday, Oct 21st – Steve Yedlin, ASC – Master Class (7pm-9:30pm EDT)
- Wednesday, Oct 28th – Checco Varese, ASC – Master Class (7pm-9:30pm EDT)
- Friday, Oct 30th – Rodrigo Prieto, ASC – Master Class (7pm-9:30pm EDT)
- Wednesday, Nov 11th – Phedon Papamichael, ASC – Master Class (11am-1:30pm ET)
- Friday Nov 13th – Uta Briesewitz, ASC, DGA – Master Class (7pm-9:30pm ET)
INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS: $75 per session
Instructor: Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC
Rodrigo Prieto is a three-time Oscar nominee and one of the most acclaimed and respected cinematographers working today. A frequent collaborator of directors like Martin Scorsese, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Oliver Stone, and Ang Lee, he is known for his meticulous setups, unconventional camerawork, rich use of color, and creating a moving, visceral experience for the audience. His many credits include THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, THE IRISHMAN, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, AMORES PERROS, BABEL, 21 GRAMS, BIUTIFUL, SILENCE, ARGO, LUST, CAUTION, JULIE TAYMOR’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, PASSENGERS, WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, 8 MILE, FRIDA, WE BOUGHT A ZOO, STATE OF PLAY, 25th HOUR, ALEXANDER, VINYL, and most recently THE GLORIAS. He has also shot music videos for Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Lana Del Rey. His many awards and nominations include three Oscar nominations for his work on THE IRISHMAN, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, and SILENCE. He has also been recognized by Independent Spirit Awards, BAFTA Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards, and American Society of Cinematographers Awards. While passionate about his work as a cinematographer, Rodrigo directed his first short film, LIKENESS, starring Elle Fanning, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. Rodrigo is a distinguished alumnus of Maine Media Workshops.
Instructor: Steve Yedlin ASC
Steve Yedlin’s credits include several films with director Rian Johnson: KNIVES OUT, STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI, LOOPER, BRICK (Sundance Special Grand Jury Prize Winner) and THE BROTHERS BLOOM. Steve’s other cinematography credits include SAN ANDREAS, GIRL MOST LIKELY, DANNY COLLINS, CARRIE, AMERICAN VIOLET, Tobe Hooper’s THE TOOLBOX MURDERS, and THE WITNESS: FROM THE BALCONY OF RM. 306 (HBO, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short). He has lensed music videos for LCD Soundsystem and Son Lux. His commercials include ones for Nike, Google, Sun Life, Mountain Dew, Rhapsody, and Microsoft. Steve’s passions and curiosity are focused on the art and science of motion imaging and photographic lighting. From the broadest emotional scope of visual storytelling to the narrowest mathematical granularity of image science, Yedlin’s obsession is not exclusionary. A long-time friend and collaborator of writer/director Rian Johnson, the two filmmakers’ work together began when both were teenagers with the making of homemade short films with unlikely titles such as THESAURUS THIEF and HEY LADY, YOU DROPPED YOUR WALLET, and has evolved today to include their highly regarded, if no less singular, feature films. When he’s not working with Johnson, Yedlin enjoys exploring the flexibility of his craft with a variety of directors and projects. His range of work has managed to include intense indie dramas, Hollywood visual effects spectacles, comedies (both broad and dark), horror films, and the occasional documentary.
Instructor: Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC
Phedon Papamichael is an Oscar-nominated cinematographer who counts more than 40 features as a director of photography, including: FORD V. FERRARI which earned him BAFTA and ASC nominations; SIDEWAYS, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, 3:10 TO YUMA, THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR, DOWNSIZING, THE DESCENDANTS, THIS IS 40; PATCH ADAMS, WALK THE LINE, THE MONUMENTS MEN, and NEBRASKA, which earned him Oscar, BAFTA and ASC nominations. Papamichael is also known for his work on music videos and more than 100 commercials, including George Clooney’s Nespresso commercials. He recently completed Aaron Sorkin’s new film, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, starring Eddie Redmayne. He has worked with directors like James Mangold, Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Wim Wenders, Diane Keaton, and Judd Apatow.
Instructor: Uta Briesewitz, ASC, DGA
Uta Briesewitz is a director and Emmy-nominated cinematographer. After years as a prominent cinematographer, she is now a leading director in television, directing shows like STRANGER THINGS, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, WESTWORLD, THE DEUCE, JESSICA JONES, THIS IS US, JANE THE VIRGIN, HUNG, HOUSE OF LIES, and WEEDS. Her cinematography credits include TRUE BLOOD, THE WIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, HUNG, ARTHUR, and several feature films directed by Brad Anderson: NEXT STOP WONDERLAND, SESSION 9, XX/XY, and many other films and shows. In 2007, she was presented the Women in Film Crystal Award for her achievements in cinematography.
Instructor: Checco Varese, ASC
Checco Varese, ASC lensed It: Chapter Two for director Andy Muschietti, the highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s box office success, and the CW’s Jane the Novela pilot, a spinoff of their hit Jane the Virgin series. Previously, he shot several episodes of the first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan for Amazon with John Krasinski starring in the titular role; the pilot for Fox’s legal drama Proven Innocent; and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s sci-fi thriller, Replicas, featuring Keanu Reeves and Thomas Middleditch. Thanks to his prolific body of work, Varese has established a reputation as the unofficial ‘pilot guy.’ He has lensed nearly two dozen season starters which, more often than not, go on to be picked up to series: FX’s The Strain; A&E’s The Returned; ABC Family’s The Fosters; Melrose Place for the CW; and The Defenders for CBS. And who can forget the True Blood pilot? This iconic series went on for seven seasons.