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Wednesday Oct 7th, 2020
(Online Format using Zoom)
Cinematographer Michael Dallatorre discusses aesthetic and technical considerations of the craft and process of cinematography and the theory of cinematic storytelling.
Michael will also be discussing some of his inspiration, preparation, and the execution of some scenes from his most recent feature film, Books of Blood (Hulu).
In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this course is also part of the Online Cinematography Master Class Series, which includes presentations by Rodrigo Prieto, ASC (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman) Steve Yedlin, ASC (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Knives Out) Amy Vincent, ASC (Black Snake Moan, Hustle & Flow), Phedon Papamichael, ASC (Ford v. Ferrari, Sideways), Jonathan Freeman, ASC (Game of Thrones) and many more! Passes available for single lecture, or All Access!
Instructor: Michael Dallatorre
One of the ASC's "Rising Stars of Cinematography" for 2020, Mike’s fourth feature BRIGHTBURN, produced by James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) was released to theaters across the world Memorial Day 2019. His film BOOKS OF BLOOD premiered on Hulu in October 2020. Known as “Mike D,” the Nicaragua born director of photography arrived in the United States at the age of three and grew up in South Central Los Angeles. He was featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary COLORS STRAIGHT UP which followed his participation in the inner city performing arts group, Colors United. That experience inspired him become a filmmaker. Mike was recognized for his talents and promising future with the Beating the Odds Award (presented by Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund.) While attending LACC he landed a job at the premiere camera house, Panavision and has spent 18 years learning from their engineers on top of the line equipment.