DOC NYC PRO: CINEMATOGRAPHY
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DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Kanopy.
Documentary cinematography covers many areas from observing human interaction to visualizing a stunning landscape. Leading practitioners share their secrets and also reflect on building a career. Co-presented by Sony.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:15 AM – 11:25 AM Building Rapport
Experienced cinematographers discuss navigating intimate, tense, and emotional scenes. Panelists: Amy Goldstein (Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl, DOC NYC 2019), Meg Kettell (Free Range) Alison Klayman (The Brink), Katy Scoggin (CITIZENFOUR).
11:45 AM – 12:55 PM Imagery as a Character
The visual approach to a film can be as vital as the characters. How the cinematographer captures a location or nature or other visual elements. This conversation explores how much cinematography brings to storytelling with filmmakers Samir Ljuma (2019 DOC NYC Short List title Honeyland) and Richard Ladkani (2019 DOC NYC Winner’s Circle selection Sea of Shadows) other panelists.
Co- presented by National Geographic Documentary Films
1:45 PM – 2:55 PM Building Your Career: Cinematography
Two cinematographers from DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 list in 2018 – Nausheen Dadabhuoy (The Town I Live In) and Jenni Morello (One of Us) – and Amitabh Joshi (A Little Wisdom, DOC NYC 2018 Grand Jury Prize) share their insights on how to build a career as a cinematographer.
Co-presented by SVA MFA Social Documentary Film
3:15 PM – 4:25 PM In-depth with Nanfu Wang
Years ago, as a frugal graduate film student, Nanfu Wang volunteered to film DOC NYC PRO panels to gain knowledge from the people on stage. Since then, she went on to direct three acclaimed documentaries including Hooligan Sparrow and this year’s One Child Nation on the festival’s Short List. She shares her experiences as a director/cinematographer, including her experiences working in China under difficult conditions.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Happy Hour
Join us in the PRO Lounge to gather with fellow attendees and panelists to discuss the day.