MZed and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Announce Educational Collaboration – CineD | Episode Movies

At this year’s CamerImage festival in Toruń, Poland, CineD announced a collaboration agreement with its educational platform MZed and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

ASC educational content on MZed

As a first step in the cooperation, MZed will start offering ASC video content such as: B. Interviews with world famous cinematographers such as Phedon Papamichael, ASC, Hoyte van Hoytema, ASC, Polly Morgan, ASC, Checco Varese, ASC and many others. In these videos, world-renowned cinematographers share their inspirations and experiences as they analyze their work and creative processes. This content is continuously updated.

Next: ASC Wildlife Filmmaking & Interview Lighting Workshops – Exclusive to MZed

During this year’s Jackson Wild Summit, which took place in a nature reserve in Austria, the American Society of Cinematographers hosted a Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop and a Lighting Workshop. Paul Atkins, ASC, one of the world’s most renowned wildlife filmmakers, and Stephen Lighthill, ASC (President of the ASC), hosted three days of hands-on workshops for aspiring wildlife filmmakers from around the world. with a special focus on Africa and Asia. CineD video producers have recorded both workshops and will publish them as online courses on MZed in the coming months.

In partnership with the ASC and Jackson Wild, MZed will provide the Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop for free to film students and professionals around the world. The ASC Interview Lighting Workshop will be available as part of the MZed Pro Filmmaking Education subscription and as a separate purchase.

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and MZed by CineD announce their educational collaboration.

Promotion of education about cinematography

“The ASC is excited to share some of its educational content with MZed to further expand our reach to cinematographers and film students around the world,” said ASC President Stephen Lighthill, ASC. “Education is the core task of the ASC”.

“MZed, CineD and The ASC all share a common mission to educate filmmakers from all corners of our industry,” says MZed manager Slavik Boyechko. “I’m thrilled because this partnership means more filmmakers around the world now have access to the knowledge and guidance of The ASC’s legendary cinematographers.”

Nino Leitner, Co-CEO of CineD, AAC says: “For many of us, ASC members are the movie heroes we look up to. As Terry McCarthy has told me before, there is no craft in filmmaking that has more camaraderie among its peers than cinematography. I would add that there is also no organization with more history and experience in cinematography, and more dedication to advancing the art of cinematography than the American Society of Cinematographers. We are incredibly honored to be working with the ASC. ASC members are the movie heroes we’ve looked up to our entire lives and their work is why I do what I do. The CineD and MZed community of lifelong learners will now be able to learn from the best cinematographers in the world.”

Black Friday on MZed is coming

MZed is about to launch its biggest Black Friday promotion to date. For one week only, new and renewing MZed Pro subscribers will receive a complete package of production resources from Artlist, a free Gofers – On the Front Lines of Television eBook and a free copy of American Cinematographer magazine. There is also a giveaway for incredible prizes from FUJIFILM, Manfrotto, Accsoon, SWIT, Joby, SIRUI and Lowepro and more. MZed Pro contains around 50 courses from some of the most renowned filmmakers in the world, more than 350 hours of content and over 700 lessons.

Nino Leitner, AAC, Co-CEO of CineD and MZed, with Stephen Lighthill, ASC, President of the ASC
Nino Leitner, AAC, Co-CEO of CineD and MZed, with Stephen Lighthill, ASC, President of ASC, at CamerImage Festival 2022 in Toruń, Poland. Credit: ASC/CineD.

About ASC, CineD & MZed

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) was founded in Hollywood in 1919 with the aim of advancing the art and science of cinematography and bringing cinematographers together to exchange ideas, discuss techniques and promote film as an art form – a mission that continues to this day .

CineD is the leading digital filmmaking news, reviews and community platform, covering the latest in cinematography, mirrorless cameras and large sensor technology. New cameras are tested for their suitability for recording moving images in both real and laboratory tests, in video and written form. These lab tests, along with their unique camera and lens databases, are known for their standardized approach to testing new cameras and making them comparable.

Founded over 50 years ago, MZed is dedicated to advancing the craft of filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals through excellence in education. MZed has become the leading filmmaking education platform with its MZed Pro subscription offering, providing access to over 400 hours of the highest quality courses from some of the world’s leading filmmakers and creatives. CineD has been the parent company of MZed since 2021.

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