D.p.’s launch cinematography school

Zsigmond and Neyman start educational program

Cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Yuri Neyman will unveil plans for an advanced cinematography educational program for postgraduate students and veteran filmmakers to be called the Global Cinematography Institute, with headquarters in Los Angeles. Details will be announced at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland on December 1. The program’s classes will take place on Virtual Stage UVS1 at Universal Studios.

The institute is devoted to preparing filmmakers to take advantage of ongoing advances in digital and virtual cinematography technologies, said Neyman. “Cinematography is a global language, which uses light and darkness, composition, camera movement, colors, focus, contrast and other elements of visual grammar to bring stories to life”, he added.

“We intend the Institute to provide a forum where new and experienced filmmakers from all sectors of the industry can learn about the art of cinematography from the past, present and future, including the evolving art of digital and virtual cameras and lighting ”

Zsigmond and Neyman both migrated to the United States as political refugees. Zsigmond was born and raised in Hungary. He was nommed four times for a cinematography Oscar and won in 1977 for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Neyman came to the U.S. from Moscow in the early 1980s. He created modern film noir looks in “Liquid Sky” and “DOA.” He also invented technologies designed to help cinematographers control the quality of images and developed the History of Cinematography program, which he has taught at the American Film Institute.

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