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On September 30th, 2015; MEWShop's acclaimed speaker series "Sight, Sound & Story "debuted "The Art of Cinematography," an evening devoted to the art of cinematography.  Our inaugural event celebrated the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera - to go behind the scenes with some of the industry's best cinematographers in documentary and feature films.

 

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 

Schedule:
4:30pm - Check-in

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm - "The Many Challenges of Nonfiction Cinematography"


Moderator: Hugo Perez (Betty La Flaca, Juliet Y Ramon)
Speakers: Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1), Jerry Ricciotti (Vice, Vice News), Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, The September Issue, Paradise Lost: the Robin Hood Hills Child Murders)

 

6:15pm - 7:30pm - "A Cinematographer's Vision: Creating Distinct Looks for Film & TV"


Moderator: Jason & Josh Diamond (Directors and Producers)
Speakers: Paul Koestner (Louie, Deadbeat, Better Things), Nancy Schreiber, ASC (November, The Nines, The Comeback)

 

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Networking Party & Tech Lounge

 

$45 General Admission

A Cinematographer's Vision: Creating Distinct Looks for Film & TV"
Moderator: Jason & Josh Diamond
 (Directors and Producers)
Speakers: Paul Koestner (Louie, Deadbeat, Better Things), Nancy Schreiber, ASC (November, The Nines, The Comeback)

A Cinematographer's Vision: Creating Distinct Looks for Film & TV - 2015
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Cinematographer Paul Koestner Discusses Crafting a Scene Entirely out of One Shot in "Louie"

Cinematographer Paul Koestner Discusses Crafting a Scene Entirely out of One Shot in "Louie"

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Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC on shooting the period piece "Shadow Magic"

Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC on shooting the period piece "Shadow Magic"

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Josh and Jason Diamond (The Diamond Bros.) are equal artists and technological mercenaries treading the fine line of cutting edge technology and storytelling.  The main focus; always looking for a better way to tell the story. Forging a path, directing and producing numerous award winning music videos, short films and documentaries as well as being the go to team for Digital Filmmaking knowledge from some of New York’s well known filmmakers, they began breaking ground Executive Producing features such as Light and the Sufferer, in 2006 starring Paul Dano. That film contained a fully CG character in an indie film before that even seemed feasible.  Next came the award winning Exploding Girl, one of the early features shot on a RED Camera in 2008, starring Zoe Kazan who won the Best Actress award at the Tribeca Film Festival for her role.  The Diamond Bros. have been tapped to direct and produce content for clients such as Sony Playstation, American Express, FILA, Nike, MTV, SpikeTV, VH1, including the viral hit Share it Maybe for Sesame Street (18,851,899 views on YouTube) and provided cameras and technical support to DP Bradford Young on his film Mother of George which won Best Cinematography at Sundance 2013.

Paul Koestner has been a cinematographer for over three decades since graduating from one of those film schools nobody in the business cares about.  His projects have included features, television series, commercials, industrials, documentaries and webcast series.

 

Paul is perhaps best known through his work with Louis CK, with whom he has collaborated for the last twenty-plus years.  Along with the FX Series bearing Mr. CK’s name, the two have worked together on projects such as The Chris Rock Show, The Dana Carvey Show and numerous short-form pieces both personal and professional.  Early obscure works include the film shorts Caesar Salad and Ice Cream.  Paul shot Louie’s first feature, Tomorrow Night, as well as the stand-up feature, Louis C.K.: Hilarious, the first of its genre to be accepted for presentation at Sundance.  Recent collaborations include live performance pieces, Live At The Beacon Theatre and Oh My God.

 

Most recently Paul has lensed the second season of Hulu’s Deadbeat as well as the upcoming series, Those Who Can’t, truTV’s first foray into scripted television. Finally Paul wishes to announce with much glee that FX has picked up Pamela Adlon’s proposed series, Better Things, the pilot for which he shot in May.

Nancy Schreiber, ASC is an award winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles. She was voted into membership into the prestigious American Society Of Cinematographers over a decade ago, the fourth female in the organization's history.  Well regarded in the industry, Schreiber was chosen as the director of photography on Visions Of Light, a stunning documentary on the art of cinematography, an early Hi-Definition Film.

Schreiber was honored with the Best Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance, with the film November. Schreiber shared the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance for My America...Or Honk If You Love Buddah.  She also garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography on the acclaimed Celluloid Closet for HBO.  In addition, Schreiber was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Chain of Desire, and was recognized in 2000 by Variety as one of "10 DPs to Watch".  Schreiber has also filmed numerous features which premiered at Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto Film Festivals including The Nines, Your Friends and Neighbors, Motherhood, Every Day, American Gun and Loverboy.

 

Schreiber has shot over 100 commercials and music videos for recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Reba McEntire, Van Morrison, and Sting. She was the DP on the HBO/Amnesty International World Tour Filmstarring Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman. Her work can also be seen on the documentaries Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Paradise Lost 2 & 3, Woody Allen for American Masters, the Dixie Chicks' Shut Up And Sing, and And the Oscar Goes To..., directed by her long-time collaborators Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

 

In the world of television Schreiber photographed the HBO series The Comeback, as well as the pilots for In Plain Sight and Filthy Gorgeous. She has two films in post, Kepler’s Dream, based on the young adult novel, and Folk Hero and Funny Guy, with Alex Karpovsky and David Cross, both of which are about to hit the festival circuit and hopefully will be coming to a theater near you soon.

The Many Challenges of Nonfiction Cinematography
Moderator: Hugo Perez (Betty La Flaca, Juliet Y Ramon)
Speakers: Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1), Jerry Ricciotti (Vice, Vice News), Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, The September Issue, Paradise Lost: the Robin Hood Hills Child Murders)

The Many Challenges of Nonfiction Cinematography - 2015
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Cinematographer Bob Richman on Shooting “The September Issue” with a Single Camera

Cinematographer Bob Richman on Shooting “The September Issue” with a Single Camera

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Cinematographer Matt Porwoll on Filming with a Language Barrier on "Cartel Land"

Cinematographer Matt Porwoll on Filming with a Language Barrier on "Cartel Land"

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Cinematographer Bob Richman on his Most Impactful Scene from "The September Issue"

Cinematographer Bob Richman on his Most Impactful Scene from "The September Issue"

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Cinematographer Jerry Ricciotti on Shooting On-Location for “Vice”

Cinematographer Jerry Ricciotti on Shooting On-Location for “Vice”

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