Each year, Dejan Georgevich, ASC, takes a group of cinematography students to the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse Open House in Los Angeles, where they meet and mingle with the greats in their field. It’s a very special lens on film!
Six SVA students (Brendan Poutier, Anthony Carella, Alejandro Sanchez Cortes, Sachi Bahra, and Diego Cordero) joined me in attending the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) Open house held at the historic ASC clubhouse located in the heart of Hollywood on February 12-15, 2016.
It was a unique opportunity for the students to personally meet this year’s ASC nominees for the best 2015 feature and TV films. The highlight of the weekend events was the ASC open house where the students met and talked to the nominees Roger Deakins, ASC, (“Sicario”), Vanja Cernjul, ASC, (“Marco Polo”), Matyas Erdely (“Son of Saul”), and SVA Alum, Martin Ahlgren (“Blindspot”) to name only but a few of the many legendary cinematographers in attendance. Also, joining the students were SVA Alums, Derrick Rittenhouse and Corey Warner, both recent AFI graduates and former students of mine.
On Sunday, (2-14) I hosted a breakfast at Venice Beach’s Fig Tree Café (photo featured above) followed by a trip to the Getty Museum to view an outstanding exhibition of Daguerreotypes – the earliest form of photography and revolutionary invention announced to the public in 1839.