Global Cinematography Institute’s 1st European Session at Camerimage Film Festival 2013


Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC & Yuri Neyman, ASC prepare cinematographers from around the world for the future with “Expanded Cinematography”

Last Updated: October 6, 2013 2:55 am GMT
(Hollywood, California--October 6, 2013) Global Cinematography Institute announces that on November 14th, the first international session of “EXPANDED CINEMATOGRAPHY” will be held in Europe at CAMERIMAGE.

CAMERIMAGE ( - is the largest film festival for the art of cinematography in the world, which runs from November 16 till November 23 in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland.

This special session of the “Expanded Cinematography” will run from November 14th - November 21st, 2013. Co-Founders of Global Cinematography Institute (GCI) Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Yuri Neyman, ASC, along with the distinguished GCI Faculty will be present to teach classes.

The education gained at GCI, in addition to the incredible lineup of films and workshops at the festival, presents a unique and “once-in-a-lifetime” experience for all students of cinematography. As part of enrollment, all students receive full access to the festival, and will immediately become eligible for GCI: Level 2 courses. Details about this unique session can be found online at

Founded in 2011 by Directors of Photography Yuri Neyman, ASC and Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, the “Expanded Cinematography” curriculum at GCI includes courses in Advanced Lighting for Feature Films, Foundations of Lighting & Composition for Cinema, Virtual Lighting & Virtual Cinematography, Lighting Craft & Technology, Cinematography for Video Games, Previsualization, Digital Cinematography & Optics, Image Management, The History of Cinematography & Photography, Career Management, Cinematography for Independent Films and more.

In the near future cinematographers must be prepared to expand their leading roles in live and virtual cinematography. Yuri Neyman, ASC and Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC have created a special educational program that combines classic and virtual cinematography to become what is known as “Expanded Cinematography”. With the ever-advancing creative and technological approaches to narrative and visual storytelling, GCI is developing new methods for educating current and future professionals in the fields of imagery.

Global Cinematography Institute has students coming from all over the globe – Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Dubai, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Russia, Tunisia and USA. GCI’s students are very excited by the new opportunities to upgrade and expand their knowledge about the art of cinematography and its new technologies. “The depth of subjects covered became invaluable to my career moving forward. GCI is not just about theory; it is about history, real world experience and hands on learning. Making GCI an opportunity too hard to pass up.” – wrote a student about their experiences at GCI Level 1 courses. Read more from our students at

GCI looks forward to continuing the dialogue with all passionate and creative individuals, institutions, and companies who care about the advancement and development of our beloved art and craft of cinematography.

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