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Note: This Master Series will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Workshops are held May 23-Jun 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9:30pm ET with 2 sessions being held May 27 & Jun 3, Saturday from 1-3:30pm ET.

This three-week sequence of online workshops explores the art and craft of cinematography in a series of master classes, lectures, presentations and demonstrations. You will engage with instructors in real time from the comfort of your own home.

Get a real world view of the dynamics and nuances of shooting fiction and non-fiction, branded content, and music videos. We will also cover some key trends and topics changing the conversation, including the evolution of visual effects and AI. Each class offers participants the opportunity to ask questions. 

Maine Media is known around the world for cinematography workshops that bring accomplished filmmakers and students together for transformative learning.  See why our students have gone on to win Oscars and Emmys.

Our cinematography alumni include Oscar-winner Russell Carpenter ASC (Avatar: The Way of Water, Titanic), three-time Oscar nominee Rodrigo Prieto ASC (The Irishman, The Wolf of Wall Street), Polly Morgan ASC, BSC (A Quiet Place II, American Horror Story), three-time Emmy winner Zach Zamboni (Anthony Bourdains Parts Unknown, No Reservations), Igor Martinović (Man on Wire, House of Cards), Natalie Kingston (Black Bird, Shapeless, Billie Eilish music video) and many others.

8 Masters Series Sessions:

Week 1 (Starting May 23):

Steve Ramsey headshot

May 23 (Tuesday, 7-9:30pm ET).

Feature Film Lighting

Steve Ramsey (Joker, West Side Story, Bridge of Spies)

Explore how to create dramatic lighting effects that can make scenes land with impact.

Polly Morgan

May 25 (Thursday, 7-9:30pm ET).

The Art of Cinematography

Polly Morgan ASC, BSC (A Quiet Place II, Legion, American Horror Story)

Examine how framing, lenses, and lighting can be used to maximum effect to convey the emotions and psychology of a story.

Natalie kingston headshot

May 27 (Saturday, 1-3:30pm ET).

Directing the Eye with Natalie Kingston

Natalie Kingston

Join award-winning cinematographer Natalie Kingston as she shares insights from her body of work, which includes the acclaimed 2022 Apple TV series Black Bird (starring Taron Egerton), as well as feature films, documentaries, music videos (Billie Eilish), commercials and more.

Week 2:

Kirsten Johnson filming Dick Johnson is Dead

May 30 (Tuesday, 7-9:30pm ET).

Kirsten Johnson on the Intimate Documentary

Kirsten Johnson, ASC (Cameraperson, Citizenfour, Dick Johnson is Dead)

Join director and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson in a master class that will explore her bold and powerful approach to telling stories that has made her one of the most celebrated filmmakers working in documentary today.

Brendan Uegama

Jun 3 (Saturday, 1-3:30pm ET).

Finding Your Voice

Brendan Kuroki Uegama, CSC (Child’s Play, Moonshot, Riverdale)

Explore how to think deeply about the needs of the story and character and how to create images that transport viewers on a powerful journey.

Week 3:

Jon Weiman_headshot

Jun 8 (Thursday, 7-9:30pm ET).

The Director & Cinematographer in Branded Content

Jon Weiman (Infiniti, Samsung, Google, Acura) with Steve Fierberg ASC (Emily in Paris, The Affair, Entourage)

Examine how directors and cinematographers work together to create indelible images for brands.

Ben West

Jun 13 (Tuesday, 7-9:30pm ET).

Visual Effects & AI in Cinematic Storytelling

Ben West of Oscar-winning visual effects studio, Framestore

Explore ways in which technology is being used to enhance storytelling, such as creating breathtaking visual effects, digital characters and realistic virtual environments.

Jakob Ihre

Jun 15 (Thursday, 7-9:30pm ET).

Cinematography Master Class with Jakob Ihre

Jakob Ihre (HBO’s Chernobyl, The End of the Tour, Lola Versus)

Go deep into the art of cinematography with Emmy and BAFTA-winner Jakob Ihre.

Note: You can also register for individual Masters Series sessions by visiting their pages.