Contact Us Hosts "Lighting for Mood with Peter Stein, ASC" Cinematography Workshop and Networking in Manhattan, New York City, December 3, 2011

Designed for filmmakers, cinematographers, and camera operators interested in learning lighting techniques from world-renowned DP, Peter Stein, ASC (Steven King's Graveyard Shift; Pet Sematary; Friday the 13th, II).
    NEW YORK, NY, November 27, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- hosts "Lighting for Mood with Peter Stein, ASC" cinematography continuing education workshop and networking event in Manhattan, New York City, December 3, 2011. The master class seminar is designed for the working artist, including cinematographers, camera operators, and filmmakers, as well as, directors, videographers, and producers interested in learning insider best practices and lighting techniques from world-renowned DP, Peter Stein, ASC (Steven King's Graveyard Shift; Pet Sematary; Friday the 13th Part 2).

The film and video lighting intensive will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 1:00pm to 5:00pm, at the Studio in Manhattan, New York City. All attendees receive a complimentary subscription to StudentFilmmakers Magazine. Featured back editions will be distributed at the workshop, and will be available for attendees to pick up.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with Peter Stein, ASC; Kim Welch, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of StudentFilmmakers Magazine; and New York filmmakers, cinematographers, and camera operators.

Topics include: Using small lighting units including softlights, fresnel (lensed) lights and open face lights; three point lighting techniques. Hard light and soft light: the benefits and problems of each type. Changing a hard light into a softlight. Using fresnel lights and when to use open face lights. How to cut lights with barndoors, flags and nets. Where to place the key light to help achieve the desired look. The ratio of the key to fill. How to make a background more interesting. The use of color.

"As a Director of Photography one should always go into a lighting set-up with a firm plan in mind, but be ready to throw it out the window if necessary. It is often the innumerable chance occurrences that happen as the lighting progresses that are the stuff that brilliance is made up of."

"With the new technologies at hand, current film students have the chance to be the innovators creating the newest and most daring styles in future filmmaking." -Peter Stein, ASC

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As the Director of Photography on over 50 feature films, TV movies, and documentaries, Peter Stein, ASC has photographed classic cult films in various genres, including comedy and horror, as well as major studio and independent releases, and noted documentaries. He was invited to join the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers in 1999.

One of his first feature films as a Director of Photography was the horror film classic Friday the 13th Part 2, the second largest grossing film in 1981 for Paramount. He then went on to shoot the literary comedy Reuben, Reuben for 20th Century Fox, which was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor, Tom Conti, and Best Screenplay, Julis Epstein (Casablanca), and was the film debut of the actress Kelly McGillis.

Among other horror genre films he shot are Stephen King's blockbuster hit Pet Sematary, C.H.U.D. and Steven King's Graveyard Shift. He was the DP on two of Touchstone's children's movies, Ernest Saves Christmas and Ernest Goes to Jail and New Line's hit children's comedy Mr. Nanny starring Hulk Hogan and Sherman Helmsley. Among other films he shot are Paramount's football comedy Necessary Roughness with Scott Bakula, Robert Loggia and Kathy Ireland, and Orion's A Great Wall, directed by Peter Wang, the first Chinese/American co-production.

His TV films include Izzy and Moe, with Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, The Con starring William Macy and Rebecca De Mornay, The Last Fling with John Ritter and Connie Selleca, Parent Trap Two with Haley Mills,and Private Contentment with Peter Gallagher for PBS' American Playhouse - directed by Tony Award winning director Vivian Matalon. Peter also lensed the groundbreaking NBC special event mini-series Under Siege with E. G. Marshall, Hal Holbrook, and Peter Strauss, and was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards.

He has photographed numerous documentaries such as the critically acclaimed A Midwife's Tale for PBS' American Experience and the feature documentary Just Crazy about Horses which played theatrically in New York and LA. Among other documentary work is HBO's Laughs and The Mystery of the Morro Castle. He also shot the PBS documentary Tupperware which was the front cover story in theSunday NY TIMES television section.

Peter Stein, ASC has taught at SUNY Purchase and The School of Visual Arts, and has lectured on cinematography at many of the area's universities. He has been on the NYU graduate faculty since 2002 where he is Head of Production. Currently he is producing and directing a documentary film for American Public Television about his father the noted photographer Fred Stein.

The Cinematography Workshop programs with Peter Stein, ASC are presented by Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kim Welch 212.255.5454 or fill out the online contact form at: is dedicated to helping both new-and-emerging filmmakers and working professionals in the motion picture industry advance in their careers, keep abreast of ever-changing and evolving technologies, and learn real-world, practical, and must-have skills necessary to work in the motion picture also serves as a place for filmmakers and members of the motion picture industry to network with each other, staff members of, workshop leaders and speakers, and company partners. offers practical seminars and interactive workshops developed for industry and taught by industry professionals, university professors, and A-List and award-winning filmmakers. Workshops feature Q&A sessions with speakers, and short, intensified programs.

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