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Composition and Camera/Actor Choreography, Using the Location to Best Advantage with Peter Stein ASC

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  • This continuing education workshop is relevant for any format attendees might use including: DSLRs, Digital Cameras, and Film Cameras.

    Who Should Attend:

    Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Filmmakers, Videographers. Students, Professors, and Professional film and video makers are encouraged to attend this continuing education workshop and exciting networking opportunity.

    About the Instructor:

    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. He was invited to join the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers in 1999.

    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.

    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.

    Peter Stein, ASC has taught at SUNY Purchase and The School of Visual Arts, and has lectured on cinematography at many of the area's universities. He has been on the NYU graduate faculty since 2002 where he is Head of Production. Currently he is producing and directing a documentary film for American Public Television about his father the noted photographer Fred Stein.

    Credits Include:


    Mr. Nanny - Comedy, starring Hulk Hogan, New Line Cinema, 1993

    Missing Pieces - Comedy starring Eric Idle and Lauren Hutton, Orion Pictures, 1991

    Necessary Roughness - Comedy starring Scott Bakula, Paramount Pictures, 1991

    Stephen King's Graveyard Shift - Paramount Pictures, 1990

    Ernest Goes to Jail - Comedy starring Jim Varney,Touchstone Pictures, 1990

    After the Rain - Starring Ned Beatty, Brian Keith, New Century Vista, 1990

    Pet Sematary - written by Stephen King, Paramount Pictures, 1989

    Ernest Saves Christmas - Comedy starring Jim Varney, Touchstone Pictures, 1988

    The Wild Pair - Starring Beau Bridges, Trans World Entertainment 1987

    A Great Wall - Orion Pictures, 1986

    Billions for Boris - Starring Lee Grant, Comworld Pictures, 1985

    Wildrose - Starring Lisa Eichorn and Tom Bower

    C.H.U.D. - Starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, New World Pictures, 1984

    Reuben, Reuben - Starring Tom Conti and Kelly McGillis, 20th Century Fox, 1983

    Friday the 13th - Part 2 - Paramount Pictures, 1981


    Cold Feet - TV Pilot, NBC

    The Con - USA Movie, 1998

    A Midwife's Tale - The American Experience - PBS, 1996

    Harambee! - PBS, 1996

    Desparate Choices - NBC, 1992

    Night Visions - MGM Television for NBC, 1990

    The Call - Showtime, 1989

    Elvis and Me - New World Television, ABC, 1988

    The Last Fling - ABC Movie of the Week, 1985

    Under Siege - NBC Special Event, 1986

    The Parent Trap 2 - ABC Disney Movie, 1986

    Izzy and Moe - CBS Movie of the Week, 1985

    Private Contentment - PBS Playhouse, 1982

    A Good Dissonance Like a Man - PBS Special, 1977


    Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story - PBS 2007

    Tupperware!, PBS Playhouse - 2004

    Politics of Cancer - Theatrical Release - 1994

    Streetsmart Kids - HBO Special, 1985

    Laughs - HBO Special, 1981

    Just Crazy About Horses - Theatrical Release - 1978

    ONLY $175.00. Students with ID receive additional 10% off. Early bird registrants receive $25 off.

    Register online now! We have limited seating and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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    10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where Workshop Studio 1123 Broadway, Suite 307 Map
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