Event Details

  • Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 | 1:00pm-5:00pm

    What You Will Learn:

    The essential concepts and knowledge in shooting narrative films.

  • Coverage; and different types of shots necessary for cutting a scene.

  • Break downs of scenes and their shots from selected films.

  • Necessary elements that make shots cut together seamlessly. How to make all the different shots within a scene "match", i.e. camera placement and screen direction, the 180 degree rule, matching sizes, matching eyelines, and matching angles.

  • How to "cheat in coverage" will be demonstrated.

  • Classic tricks cinematographers use to make a shot more "powerful."

  • This will be demonstrated by composing shots with the use of a DSLR camera and studio monitor.

  • We will collaboratively construct a shot list and storyboard from a shooting script. Then, we will construct a shot list and storyboard for the same scene - in a typical comedy, murder mystery and horror film.

  • Peter Stein, ASC has worked on over 50 feature films, TV movies, and documentaries. Peter Stein, ASC has photographed classic cult films in various genres, including comedy and horror, as well as major studio and independent releases, and noted documentaries.

    One of his first feature films as a Director of Photography was the horror film classic Friday the 13th Part 2, the second largest grossing film in 1981 for Paramount. He then went on to shoot the literary comedy Reuben, Reuben for 20th Century Fox, which was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor, Tom Conti, and Best Screenplay, Julis Epstein (Casablanca), and was the film debut of the actress Kelly McGillis.

    Among other horror genre films he shot are Stephen King's blockbuster hit Pet Sematary, C.H.U.D. and Steven King's Graveyard Shift. He was the DP on two of Touchstone's children's movies, Ernest Saves Christmas and Ernest Goes to Jail and New Line's hit children's comedy Mr. Nanny starring Hulk Hogan and Sherman Helmsley. Among other films he shot are Paramount's football comedy Necessary Roughness with Scott Bakula, Robert Loggia and Kathy Ireland, and Orion's A Great Wall, directed by Peter Wang, the first Chinese/American co-production.


  • Date
    6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Where
    Manhattan, New York City Map
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OCT 19: Peter Stein, ASC - Screen Direction, Coverage & Shot Listing


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