(Hollywood, California--February 27, 2013) For cinematographers, visual effects artists and to all who are involved primarily in the imaging side of the filmmaking, two award categories are the most important: Cinematography and Visual Effects. This year’s Oscar for achievements in those fields was awarded to distinguished artists who worked on the same film – “ Life of Pi”. Academy Award for the Cinematography was won by Claudio Miranda, ASC, and Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott won the Oscar for Visual Effects.
This “coincidence” is not merely the continuation of the same trend for past 4 years when Cinematography and Visual Effects awards were given to the same picture (Life of Pi - 2012, Hugo – 2011, Inception - 2010, Avatar - 2009). It is the confirmation of the new artistic visual style that has started to prevail in the last few years. Global Cinematography Institute (http://www.globalcinematography.com) calls it “ Expanded Cinematography” and it is the core of the new educational program for cinematographers, visual effects artists and for all who want to expand their knowledge of artistic and technical sides of modern cinematography.
Founders of Global Cinematography Institute, Directors of Photography Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Yuri Neyman, ASC, see “Expanded Cinematography” as the combination of classic and virtual cinematography. Future cinematographers must be prepared to expand their leading roles in live and virtual cinematography and to become experts in those fields.
“The goal of the Global Cinematography Institute”, Yuri Neyman, ASC says, “is to prepare cinematographers, postgraduate students and veteran filmmakers to take advantage of on-going advances in digital and virtual cinematography technologies.”
"What really separates Global Cinematography Institute from other schools and programs is the fact that the information we received was constantly put into context for its practical application." – wrote cinematographer/ director J.P. Brennan, graduate of Level 1 and 2. “Without attending the Institute in 2012 I could not have advanced my career the way I had hoped. There is no way I would have had the confidence and respect of the crew if I hadn't improved my skills through GCI” – mentioned DP Bill Totolo from Los Angeles.
In the new session of “Expanded Cinematography” which starts April 13, 2013 classes in the curriculum include “Cinematography in Video Games and Virtual Lighting & Previsualization”, “Advanced Lighting for Feature Films”, “Foundations of Lighting and Composition”, “Independent and Music Videos Cinematography”, “Digital Cinematography and Optics”, “Virtual Cinematography”, “On-Set Image Management and Color Correction” and more. These new disciplines provide students with a unique opportunity as a filmmaker/cinematographer to prepare for the job market in the current Hollywood economic, technical and artistic climates. The application process is explained in detail at http://www.globalcinematography.com/apply
The Global Cinematography Studios in Los Angeles, CA features a standing-set specifically designed for the lighting classes, which will enable teachers to instruct students in the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Global Cinematography Institute has students from all over the globe - Brazil, Italy, Finland, Argentina, Mosambique, Australia, UK, Dubai, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, Qatar, Hungary and USA.
Co-founders of GCI, Directors of Photography Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Yuri Neyman, ASC, along with other teachers and alumni, plan an open meeting with members of the industry at Filmtools in Burbank, CA on March 9th at 10am to discuss the new and exciting changes happening at the Institute and in the Industry, as well as provide a glimpse into a “normal” class at GCI. Tickets for the presentation are $10, and all in attendance will receive a Filmtools coupon.
To purchase tickets for Filmtools Presentation on March 9th, go to http://www.globalcinematography.com/event
for more information.