Robert Shepard: Cinematography for the Documentary


DATE: Wednesday, April 6; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2011

Instructor: Robert Shepard
Workshop Location:
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fee: $25. $20 Scribe Members

The art of documentary style cinematography is a mixture of composition, camera movement, lighting and control of contrast. This Master Class with acclaimed cinematographer Robert Shepard is designed for working professionals and film/video students, addressing their production needs and will explore lighting and setting up a documentary style interview and lighting for mise-en-scène style situations. Mr. Shepard will also demonstrate how to create a key light for under fifty dollars.

NOTE: Registrants for this Master Class can also attend Shepard's in-person screening of the When The Spirits Dance Mambo, Tues 4/5, 7PM at International House for free which features a post film discussion with Shepard. Read more about film.

INSTRUCTOR: With over 200 documentary, dramatic, commercial, and sports films to his credit, as Director of Photography and a Producer, Robert Shepard, is one of today’s most respected cinematographers. Mr. Shepard first earned praise for his camera work in Eyes on the Prize, the Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated PBS multi-part documentary on the civil rights movement. Since then, he has been Director of Photography or Producer for virtually every major documentary film series on television, including With Bill Moyers on PBS, HBO American Undercover, PBS Life 360, ABC News Nightline Up-Close, A&E Biography, the American Experience and American Master series on PBS, and multi-camera performance films of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ron K. Brown/Evidence, Philadanco, The Dance Theater of Harlem. He received The Golden Baton DuPont Award for Facing the Truth with Bill Moyers January, 2000. In 1985, he earned an Emmy Nomination in Cinematography for Beyond the Alter, the eventual Emmy winner for Best Documentary. A recipient of a documentary fellowship from the Writers Guild of America, Mr. Shepard has been a juror at the Sundance Film Festival as well as for the Emmy Awards and other Film Festivals. Mr. Shepard has taught Graduate and under graduate film and capacity building filmmaking workshops in the U.S., Africa, Caribbean and Latin America. He is also the producer/director of photography for the documentary When the Spirits Dance Mambo directed and co-produced by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega.

Register by calling 215-222-4201 or online now and bring confirmation receipt on day of workshop. Thank you for registering.

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