HOLLYWOOD SHORTS Cinematography Lab





Master Class



DAVID KLEIN, ASC guest panelist - Tues, Nov. 6 at Panavision

David Klein, ASC (True Blood, Clerks)

  HS/FILMLAB 2012 Cinematography Lab Series

  Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  1:00pm – 4:00pm

  Lab Fee: $25.00

  6735 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Today’s cinematographer faces a wide array of challenges in the production process: how to maintain and evolve a powerful image and aesthetic while managing the maddening flurry of new technology, gear and tools, and constant pressure to work more efficiently and economically.  We will explore with our panel of esteemed Film & TV Cinematographers a wide range of topics, digital technologies impact on their imagery, filmmaker / crew collaboration and communication practices, and workflow challenges and solutions.

Mark W. Petersen - Director/Cinematographer

Mark W. Petersen on set…

Our panel features a diverse group of cinematographers all with significant contribution in the world of film and television:

DAVID KLEIN, ASC (True Blood, Pushing Daisies, Clerks, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Chasing Amy)
JIM MATLOSZ (Better Living Through Circuitry, Who Killed The Electric Car, NIKE “Kobe III” & “LeBron James – Basketball”).  Chairman of the International Cinematographer’s Guild EMERGING CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARDS.
MARK W. PETERSEN (UndressedThe Hills, Bravo’s Flipped Out, Silicon Valley, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis). 
GUY McVICKERS Panavision’s Technical Manager – Optics Department

This moderated panel is designed for directors, producers and production managers, as well as new HD camera owners, documentary and web content DIY filmmakers, and new camera assistants & aspiring DPs.  

COMING UP NEXT:  Nov. 27th

ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY LAB:  The Flavors of Digital Images
Instructor:  Jay Holben

PANAVISION Hollywood hosts our monthly Cinematography Lab Series for Filmmakers, where we cover all aspects of the artistry and technical education of digital cinematography specifically for Directors & Producers.  A very special thanks to the tireless efforts of Jennifer Kuwabara and Mike Carter, who work with us to present great information and education every month.  If you are shooting soon, check out Panavision’s NEW FILMMAKER PROGRAM – email Mike Carter

PARKING:  Public Parking for this event is available in the overflow lot on McCadden/Selma – $10.00.  Please do not park in the main bldg parking lot, as there wil be several shows’ camera crews prepping and picking up equipment.   There is also metered street parking, as well as a $5.00 parking lot on Selma near Cherokee.




Jay Holben – Head Educator
Cinematographers Lab

Our Emerging Filmmakers Program (EFP) expands this year with a full line up of filmmaking seminars and labs. We will be launching this new initiative with a new seminar series for cinematographers & camera assistants. The monthly seminars will encompass a wide range of topics and issues, designed for all ranges of experience and formats.

The HS/EFP Cinematographers Lab will also take us into some of the workrooms of some of our favorite camera shops and camera related organizations that every camera department professional and up-n-comer should know…

Seminar Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of Cinematography
  • Getting the Best Image From Your Camera
  • The Camera Crew
  • All The Flavors of HD
  • The Camera Accessories Showcase
  • Lighting from Home Depot

Jay Holben is an independent producer & filmmaker who worked as a director of photography for nearly a decade. Previously serving as Technical Editor covering film cameras and lighting, Jay has been a contributing editor to American Cinematographer Magazine for 12 years. He is currently the Technical Editor for DV Magazine, with a monthly column, ‘DV101,’ and has contributed to several books including the American Cinematographers Manual. Jay has contributed to several books on cinematography, including the American Cinematographer Manual, 9th Edition. He is the author of “A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget” which was released earlier this year. This year, Jay also co-founded FILMMAKER IN A BOX, an educational resource for feature filmmakers. Jay has been a member of HOLLYWOOD SHORTS since 1999 with his short film adaption of the Stephen King poem, “Paranoid”, and he is our Department Chair – Cinematography at HOLLYWOOD SHORTS FilmLab.



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