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ASC Cinematographers Highlight Digital Video Expo

September 21, 2009
At last year’s Digital Video Expo, one of the most popular portions of the entire event was the series of four Master Classes In Lighting sessions organized by award-winning director of photography George Spiro Dibie, ASC.

Each of Dibie's four 90-minute Master Class “show-and-tell”-style sessions consisted of a panel of top cinematographers hand picked from the ranks of the American Society of Cinematographers, who screened clips of their work, discussed their lighting approach and then took questions from DVE attendees.

This year, for Digital Video Expo 2009, to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, Dibie has plotted out an entirely new program of ASC speakers to discuss the art of lighting, including: Daniel Pearl, Johnny E. Jensen, Isidore Mankofsky, Donald M. Morgan, David Darbey, Denis Lenoir, Roberto Schaefer, Anthony R. Palmieri, and Michael Goi, who is the current President of the ASC.*

These sessions will be held September 23 and 24 in the DVE Center Stage area just off the Expo show floor.

"The quality of the lighting is one of the key distinctions between competent camerawork and fine cinematography, regardless of your recording device, whether is be film or digital, HD or SD," says DV magazine editor David E. Williams, who is also the Digital Video Expo Conference Chair. "All of these directors of photography are experienced veterans who have been faced with every possible lighting scenario, from immense sets to intimate portraiture. And anyone who is seeking to improve their own images would do well to sit in on each of the Master Classes in Lighting sessions, which are absolutely free for all Expo attendees."

You can find scheduling information on the Master Classes in Lighting and register for Digital Video Expo at

* Speaker programming is subject to change. Check back for specific times in regard to each speaker. Further details will be posted when available.