Through the Lens: Careers in Cinematography

March 4, 2011

In February, BFA Film, Video and Animation Department faculty and staff member Sal Petrosino moderated a film-industry panel discussion entitled Through the Lens: Careers in Cinematography. The panel was presented by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB); International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 IATSE; and Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, and panelists included faculty members Angelo DiGiacomo and Dejan Georgevich, and alumnus Quenell Jones (BFA 2003 Film and Video).

Panelists joined audience members in a screening room at SVA’s 209 East 23rd Street building, where Petrosino began by showing a collection of panelists’ cinematography work and asking them to share how they got their start in the business. The panelists went on to provide detailed and personal accounts of their experiences in the film business, both giving advice for the present and speculating about the industry’s future. According to the MOFTB Web site, Georgevich addressed the rapid evolution of film technology by telling the audience, “Film has been here for a hundred years…The tools will change. The techniques will evolve, but the bottom line is we’re storytellers.” Visit the MOFTB site to read a full recap of the event.

Image: (L-R) Panelists Nancy Schreiber, Quenell Jones and Angelo DiGiacomo. Photo by Hassan Heyward.

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