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Back to School at Filmtools: Lighting Control with Philip Schwartz & Grip-Talk with Matthews Studio Equipment!

Back to School at Filmtools: Lighting Control with Philip Schwartz & Grip-Talk with Matthews Studio Equipment!

Filmtools invites students of all ages and experiences to attend their Back to School Event! Cinematographer Philip Schwartz will be here to talk about standard lighting control and Matthews Studio Equipment will be giving an interactive presentation of parts of their “Grip-tionary” with the audience.

Plus, Dot Line Corp, one of the leading distributors of low-cost photo & video gear, will be in the store to show off solutions for every budget.

Attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing for a FREE Small ARRI Production Bag!

About the Speaker:

Philip D. Schwartz has been a Director of Photography since 1988. His credits include fifteen independent features, several pilots, thirty second units for features and television, and more than one hundred shorts, commercials, videos, documentaries and industrials. He was a Camera Operator on many studio features, including “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D”, “Twister”,“The Net”, “Zeus and Roxanne” and “Toys”.

Since 1999, Philip has also been heavily involved in all aspects of digital cinematography. He shot one of the first independent 24p HD features, “Lost Lake”, in 2000. Many of his digital projects have won recognition at film festivals worldwide. Additionally, he has worked as a High Def consultant and Digital Imaging Technician on various television projects, features and commercials.

Three of his features were written up in American Cinematographer magazine, and one of his shorts was honored at the 1996 International Cinematographers Guild “Emerging Cinematographers” competition.

Philip was raised in New York City and has a BA in Economics from Cornell University. He also teaches cinematography at the USC School of Cinematic Arts (graduate and undergrad), Cal State Long Beach, and at the New York Film Academy.

Click Below to reserve your spot for this great live learning event. Registration fee is only $10.00 and every attendee gets a $10.00 Filmtools Coupon at the door. Plus, light refreshments will be provided and a chance to win the great prizes listed above.


 To register for the event at to the registration page here

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