AbelCine Brooklyn ASC Master Class

Stuart Dryburgh ASC

Fred Elmes ASC

Stuart Dryburgh ASC and Fred Elmes ASC will teach the next AbelCine ASC Masterclass this coming weekend.

Stuart was born in the UK, moved with his family to New Zealand, earned a degree in architecture from Auckland University, and now lives in New York. His credits include The Piano, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Great Wall, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, among many others.

Fred was born in Mountain Lakes, NJ. He studied photography at RIT, graduated from AFI in LA and received a graduate degree in Film from NYU. Credits include Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, The Ice Storm, Synecdoche and lots more.

The ASC Master Class is an intensive weekend seminar taught by accomplished cinematographers. It is intended for students and filmmakers with intermediate-to-advanced cinematography skills.

The ASC Master Class includes practical, hands-on demonstrations of lighting and camera techniques, essential instruction in technical and practical matters, and relevant analysis of film technique.

Enrolling in the ASC Master Class can jump-start your work. At the same time, you’ll make valuable professional connections. Prominent ASC members and associates serve as instructors during the two-day course, offering advice on the creative and business aspects of the cinematographer’s job.

Subjects  include:

  • Lighting and camera techniques for dramatic and commercial projects
  • Working with visual effects in live-action footage
  • Post production
  • Making the right connections to open new doors and advance your career
  • Tactfully handling job politics, both on and off the set
  • Finding mentors
  • Finding the right agent
  • and more

Applicants must submit a current résumé to be considered. Send your résumé to training@abelcine.com when you book your ticket.

Kick off the Master Class weekend by attending the AbelCine ASC and Friends mixer on Friday, Oct 18. This in an invitation-only event. Contact:  training@abelcine.com.

ASC Master Class
AbelCine NY
Sat, 10/19 – Sun, 10/20
9am – 5pm both days


Last year’s AbelCine ASC Master Class, taught by Fred Murphy ASC and Vanja Černjul ASC, HFS. Photos by Jodi Savitz and Iain Marks: 


10/19/19 – 10/20/19
AbelCine ASC Master Class: taught by Stuart Dryburgh ASC

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