Motion Picture Production Workshop

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Learn cutting-edge, advanced lighting techniques from world renown Director of Photography, Peter Stein, ASC (Steven King's Graveyard Shift; Pet Sematary). Join us for this exciting, Continuing Education Workshop and networking event for the working artist shooting with DSLRs, Digital Cameras, and Film Cameras.

Analyzing and Replicating Lighting
from Great Cinema and other Art,
with Peter Stein, ASC

Program Details:
  • We will talk about learning from the masters, which is one of the best ways to develop a good eye. We will review hard vs. soft light, the direction of the key and the ratio of key to fill.
  • Making the best use of architecture and windows, and lighting backgrounds so as to add structural interest will be discussed.
  • We will also illustrate the use of smoke, mist and dust to add texture, and show examples from various films utilizing these tools (including some over-use).
  • We will then recreate some of these lighting setups, step by step, while referencing the monitor through the use of the DSLR camera.
  • Some of the most important moments in film occur in close-ups. We will talk about finding the best angle, and demonstrate how to best light and compose a good close-up.
  • A number of clips from memorable films with different "looks" will be shown, along with paintings by old masters, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. The lighting will be broken down into understandable concepts.
  • If time permits: we will talk about exterior lighting, light control and the use of reflectors, and butterflies.

Who Should Attend:

All filmmakers who want to add to or improve their skill sets. Filmmakers, Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Videographers, DSLR Shooters, Directors and Producers.


"...In those four hours I felt I was given more information than four semesters of film/tv or photography classes. Thanks for sponsoring these workshops."
-Jennifer Davis-Lewis / Five Sisters and a Dog Productions

When: Saturday, Aug. 27th, 2011,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Workshop Studio
1123 Broadway, Suite 307,
New York, NY 10010
(Enter via 1133 Broadway building entrance on weekends.)
12:30pm Check-in and Networking
1:00pm-5:00pm Analyzing and Replicating Lighting from Great Cinema and other Art, with Peter Stein, ASC
$175.00. Get $25 off online registration when you sign up today.
* Students w/ ID receive additional 10% off.
* Use Coupon Code CINE10 and get 10% off two or more Cinematography Workshops with Peter Stein, ASC.


As the Director of Photography 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.

Student and professional film and video makers are encouraged to attend this continuing education workshop and exciting networking opportunity. 

"As a Director of Photography one should always go into a lighting set-up with a firm plan in mind, but be ready to throw it out the window if necessary. It is often the innumerable chance occurrences that happen as the lighting progresses that are the stuff that brilliance is made up of."

"With the new technologies at hand, current film students have the chance to be the innovators creating the newest and most daring styles in future filmmaking."

-Peter Stein, ASC

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About the Instructor
Peter Stein, ASC

Among other horror genre films Peter Stein, ASC 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.

His TV films include Izzy and Moe, with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, The Con starring William Macy and Rebecca De Mornay, The Last Fling with John Ritter and Connie Selleca, Parent Trap Two with Haley Mills,and Private Contentment with Peter Gallagher for PBS' American Playhouse - directed by Tony Award winning director Vivian Matalon. Peter also lensed the groundbreaking NBC special event mini-series Under Siege with E. G. Marshall, Hal Holbrook, and Peter Strauss, and was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards.

He has photographed numerous documentaries such as the critically acclaimed A Midwife's Tale for PBS' American Experience and the feature documentary Just Crazy about Horses which played theatrically in New York and LA. Among other documentary work is HBO's Laughs and The Mystery of the Morro Castle. He also shot the PBS documentary Tupperware which was the front cover story in theSunday NY TIMES television section.

Credits Include:

DOCUMENTARIES (partial list)
Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story
-PBS 2007
PBS Playhouse - 2004
Politics of Cancer
-Theatrical Release - 1994
Streetsmart Kids
-HBO Special, 1981
Just Crazy About Horses 
Theatrical Release - 1978

FEATURE FILMS (partial list)
Stephen King's Graveyard Shift
-Paramount Pictures, 1990
Pet Sematary
-written by Stephen King,
Paramount Pictures, 1989
The Wild Pair
-Starring Beau Bridges,
Trans World Entertainment 1987
Friday the 13th - Part 2
-Paramount Pictures, 1981

TV MOVIES (partial list)
Night Visions -
MGM Television for NBC, 1990
Under Siege 
NBC Special Event, 1986
The Parent Trap 2
-ABC Disney Movie, 1986

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