Lensers org slates three seminars

The American Society of Cinematographers will conduct three free seminars as part of a commemorative celebration of the organization’s 75th anniversary. The seminars will be sponsored by Eastman Kodak Co. in conjunction with cinema schools at USC, UCLA and the American Film Institute.

The first seminar, which will focus on contemporary cinematography, will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 at UCLA’s Melnitz Auditorium. Society VP Woody Omens will moderate a panel featuring Laszlo Kovacs, Haskell Wexler, Stephen Burum, Allen Daviau, Owen Roizman, Fred Elmes and John Alonzo.

A seminar on the evolution of cinematography from the 1930s-1950s will be held from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Mark Goodson Screening Room at the American Film Institute. Film historian Rudy Behlmer will moderate the panel, which includes Phil Lathrop, Stanley Cortez, Guy Green, Lennine Smith, Linwood Dunn and Charlie Lang.

A seminar on the future of cinematography in the digital age will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Norris Auditorium at USC. Society VP Steven Poster will moderate a panel that includes Dean Cundey, Ed Jones, Harrison Ellenshaw, Dennis Muren, Robby Blaylock, Richard Edlund and John Dykstra.

The seminars are open to film students, cinematographers, camera crew members and others in the film industry. Information: Patty Armacost, (213) 876-5080 or (800) 448-0145.

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