Refine your cinematic vision and aesthetic with accomplished cinematographer Eric Moynier (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire).

There are no available registration dates at this time.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon 1 - Cinematographer Eric Moynier
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.

A film director closely collaborates with the director of photography to create a unique and expressive visual look for the story. You will spend the week with cinematographer Eric Moynier who will discuss his work, and share the many challenges and successes he has experienced in achieving the visual solutions that elevate story, character, and theme.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon 2 - Cinematographer Eric Moynier
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.

Case study scenes are screened and analyzed. The theory and motivation behind specific aesthetics, lighting, lens selection, scene coverage, point-of-view, art direction, and camera movement are explored. There will be demonstrations, discussions, and reconstructions of set-ups from his body of work. Other topics include the role of color, look books and references, and how the director and director of photography communicate to achieve the desired result. We will also consider how to balance the imperative to plan with allowing for the spontaneity of discovery on the day.

Boardwalk Empire, HBO 3 - Cinematographer Eric Moynier
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.
Little America, Apple TV+ 4 - Cinematographer Eric Moynier
Little America (Apple TV+) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.

The pace of this master class and retreat is less intensive than other workshops, with ample time devoted to discussion of the art and techniques of cinematography, Q&A, and industry trends. 

An extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of todays accomplished cinematographers, and to spend time with other creative professionals during the beauty of summer on our campus in midcoast Maine.

The Blacklist - Redemption (NBC) 5 - Cinematographer Eric Moynier
The Blacklist – Redemption (NBC) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.

 Course requirements

Students are asked to submit a résumé upon registration which can be attached to the registration form, or sent separately to [email protected].

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.
Cirque Du Soleil - Dreams of O (VR project) 7 - Cinematographer Eric Moynier
Cirque Du Soleil – Dreams of O (VR project) – Cinematographer Eric Moynier.

PLEASE NOTE: An hour-long training session on Set Etiquette and Safety will be required of anyone registered for a workshop that involves production. Students only need to participate in this session once during their time on campus.

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Instructor: Eric Moynier

Eric Moynier is a Director of Photography whose credits include popular television shows, feature films, commercials, music videos and acclaimed VR projects. His television work includes two seasons of THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Amazon Studios), BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO), THE BLACKLIST (Sony Studios/NBC Universal), THE GOOD COP (Netflix), Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (Amazon), MANHUNT (Discovery), HIT AND RUN (Netflix), and LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+). Feature films include THE STAND IN (dir. Jamie Babbitt, starring Drew Barrymore), GRAND ISLE starring Nicolas Cage, BOYNTON BEACH CLUB (dir. Susan Seidelman), and SUEÑO starring John Leguizamo. Eric recently completed shooting JULIA, a new series for HBO Max, KALEIDOSCOPE (Netflix), and I’M A VIRGO, a new series for Amazon from director Boots Riley.

David Martinez

Course Manager: David Martinez

David believes in the idea of Docendo Discimus. He enjoys teaching and has taught more than 30 different workshops at Maine Media on topics ranging from camera, lighting, color grading, and cinematography theory. He has been working as the Film Program Manager at the workshops since 2018 designing curriculums and syllabi for both in-person and online workshops. His role at the school has given him an opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of industry professionals across many areas of filmmaking and film production.