Award-winning Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt gave a riveting and insightful Masterclass for over three hours at the Symposium to a sold-out audience of budding industry professionals & students. Bobbitt spoke in detail about his relationship with director Steve McQueen on his three films (‘Hunger’, ‘Shame’ and ‘Twelve Years A Slave’) and pointed out that he felt it was “the greatest time to be a cinematographer, both with the opportunities and tools available”.
Award-winning British cinematographer Sean Bobbitt to give an exclusive masterclass this Saturday 8th June at John Ford Ireland Symposium
British cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, who has worked with some of the top British filmmakers of the last 15 years, will give a masterclass in the Light House cinema this Saturday 8th June, as part of the John Ford Ireland Symposium. Bobbitt’s most significant working relationship to date is with director Steve McQueen for whom he worked as cinematographer on ‘Hunger’, ‘Shame’ and the highly anticipated ‘Twelve Years a Slave’. He has also collaborated with Neil Jordan on ‘Byzantium’ and with Spike Lee on the US remake of ‘Oldboy’ . His most recent work to be seen on screen is Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’, starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. A member of the British Society of Cinematographers, he has received BAFTA nominations and he has also won a European Film Award (Shame), a Primetime Emmy (Sense & Sensibility),and a British Independent Film Award (Hunger). This masterclass, which is open primarily to the Camera department, will explore the work of an incredibly talented cinematographer and areas that will be covered include: working with the director - determining camera, format and shooting style, working with the VFX team; how the process has changed in the last 15 years, and where the craft of cinematography is going. This masterclass is presented with SCREEN TRAINING IRELAND, and will be facilitated by director Ian Power. Further information about the class is available on the Screen Training Ireland website: http://www.screentrainingireland.ie/index.cfm?fuseaction=course_details&preopen=5&id=50659