LAST CHANCE To Sign Up For Tommorrow's Sight, Sound & Story 2016 Cinematography Event

UPDATE: Today is the last day to sign up for Manhattan Edit Workshop’s (MEWShop) 2016 Sight, Sound & Story event in New York City on December 6th and they’ve given HDSLR Shooter readers $10 off the ticket price.


This December 6th, MEWShop’s acclaimed speaker series continues with an evening devoted to the art of cinematography.  Join us as we celebrate the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera – we’ll go behind the scenes with some of the industry’s acclaimed cinematographers and then explore the process of shooting narrative feature films and series television.

Time & Place: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, NYIT Auditorium on Broadway – 1871 Broadway New York, NY 10023
For more information see the schedule and some speaker bios below, as well as visit
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4:30pm – Check-in

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Finding the Light – Shot Composition, Lighting, and Mood

Moderator: TBD

Speakers: Ellen Kuras, ASC (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Blow) and Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour, Cameraperson, Fahrenheit 9/11)

6:15pm – 7:30pm – Behind the Lens: DP’s Deconstruct the Making of Narrative Films and Television

Moderator: TBD

Speakers: Vanja Černjul, ASC (30 Rock, Orange is the New Black), Eric Edwards (Knocked Up, Kids, My Own Private Idaho), andEric Lin (I Smile Back, Equity)

7:30pm – 8:30pm – Networking Party & Tech Lounge

Speakers Include:

Richard P. Crudo

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, cinematographer/director Richard P. Crudo, ASC’s lengthy resume includes such many notable feature and television credits.

He is a six-term Past President of the American Society of Cinematographers and served for three years as a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the United States and is a regular contributor to American Cinematographer magazine and other industry publications.

Other professional affiliations include memberships in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and the National Film Preservation Board for the Library of Congress. In 2007 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

Eric Alan Edwards

Eric Alan Edwards is best-known for his association with childhood friend writer and director Gus Van Sant, though in recent years he has successfully worked with other directors as well. His work is best described as “atmospheric,” ranging from the dreamy, almost painterly landscapes of Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho and To Die For to the gritty photojournalistic style of Larry Clark’s Kids.  Eric’s other works includes Knocked Up, Dirty Grandpa, The Break-up, The Change-up, Couples Retreat, and Flirting with Disaster.

Eric Lin

Eric Lin first started making films while studying sociology and film criticism at UC Berkeley. His passion for visual storytelling led him to New York University’s Graduate Film Program, where he earned his MFA in cinematography. His feature film work includes Bradley Rust Gray’s, The Exploding Girl; William H. Macy’s directorial debut,Rudderless, starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Selena Gomez; and Adam Salky’s I Smile Back, starring Sarah Silverman and Josh Charles. His most recent projects include Meera Menon’s Equity, featuring Anna Gunn and James Purefoy, which premiered in competition at Sundance 2016; and Sophie Goodhart’s My Blind Brother, with Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, and Jenny Slate, which premiered at SXSW 2016. He recently completed production on Brian Shoaf’s feature, Aardvark, starring Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm. Based in Brooklyn, Lin’s work has taken him abroad to Hong Kong, Cuba, Iceland and Haiti. He has shot commercial projects for clients such as Miu Miu, HP, DuPont, Mattel and SAP.

Written by Jake Fruia

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