Shot Craft and the Cine Lens Manual

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Originally Aired - Sunday, April 14   |   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PT

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In this session, ASC Associate member Jay Holben, co-author of The Cine Lens Manual and author of American Cinematographer’s Shot Craft will present a conversation about the world of cinema-style optics. This is accompanied by examples of creative use of optical characteristics and how lenses play a significant role in visual storytelling. Forming a hybrid discussion between the ultimate lens manual and practical tips and lessons for cinematography.
The session will cover:

  • The major lens aberrations and qualities
  • Understanding the physics of light and glass
  • Creative implementations of various lenses
  • Casting the lens to the project


Jay Holben
Independent Director and Producer
Adakin Productions