Steven Poster, ASC, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600), will present a Masterclass at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn on November 15, starting at 10 a.m.
Following a screening of Donnie Darko (2001), for which Poster was the director of photography, he will present an overview of his collaboration with director Richard Kelly. He will also share his secrets on how to flourish in the industry.
Steven Poster has a long history as a cinematographer in the business of motion pictures. From legendary films like Rocky V to the controversial, award-winning Madonna video Like a Prayer, to the indie innovation Donnie Darko, and most recently, Amityville Horror 2015, Poster has made a splash with work that challenges audiences.
For the small screen, Poster was the cinematographer on Mrs. Harris, Roswell, Color of Justice and Courage ® all critically acclaimed television movies®as well as on the first episode of the Netflix series Hemlock Grove.
Poster was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for Phyllis Nagy's Mrs. Harris and for an American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for Best Cinematography on Ridley Scott®s Someone to Watch Over Me.
Poster was formerly president of the ASC, where he was responsible for reinvigorating the ASC Technology Committee.
Those interested in attending Masterclass with Steven Poster, ASC ® Donnie Darko can register here
About the International Cinematographers Guild:
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents more than 7,000 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, all members of camera crews and Publicists. The first cinematographers union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn't until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICG's ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine. Learn more at www.cameraguild.com.