Global Cinematography Institute

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Global Cinematography Institute




"I continue to be overwhelmed by the quality of education and engagement provided by the Global Cinematography Institute. I had established a connection with a powerful ally and network of likeminded professionals backed by a robust curriculum that is second to none!"

- J.Andy Moreno, Cinematographer (Graduate of Level 1 and 2)


  • Stage LightingLearn how to lead a crew and become a better visual storyteller at GCI "Expanded Cinematography" Courses!
  • GCI Co-Founder Vilmos Zsigmond, ASCHands-on instruction on the GCI Practical Lighting stage as part of "Lighting for Feature Films" course.
  • GCI Co-Founder Yuri Neyman, ASCLearn concepts and techniques for modern cinematography and image making - "Expanded Cinematography"
  • Learn from the BestSpecial workshops with elite working cinematographers, such as Dean Cundey, ASC (pictured).
  • Virtual CinematographyStudy new technology affecting Cinematographers in the areas of Previs and Virtual Camera work.
  • Practical Camera and Lighting ExperienceGCI Faculty Member Jay Holben (pictured) conducts camera and optics evaluations as part of GCI Level 2: Digital Cinematography
  • Expand Your Professional Network at GCIStudy the next generation of image making, with a group of like-minded individuals and faculty at the top of their field!
  • Hands On InstructonGain hands-on experience at Global Cinematography Institute using the latest Digital Technologies!
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"I think GCI has pushed me to strive for even higher quality images, to explore new technologies and to think differently about the role of the cinematographer. It is very clear that the gap between traditional filmmaking and ever expanding virtual filmmaking is wide and needs to be bridged in many ways. Finding ways to bridge these gaps will make one more of an asset to the production and the budget, which will ultimately lead to more work."

- Justin Lubke, Cinematographer (Graduate of Level 1)


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Special Guests for GCI's December Session - more info here

"Cinematography for Independent Films"
with Guest Instructor Bradford Young, ASC

Two-time Sundance Cinematography Award Winner to teach at GCI

Director of Photography Bradford Young, ASC to join the December Level 1 Session of "Expanded Cinematography" to share his experience creating dramatic and memorable looks for low-budget films, as his work on the award-winning films Selma, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and Pariah clearly illustrates. Apply here for our upcoming December Session with Bradford Young, ASC

"Cinematography & Visual Effects"
with Guest Instructor Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC

2015 Virtual Cinematography Award Winner from Visual Effects Society

Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Drive, The Usual Suspects, X-Men 1 and 2) to join the December Level 1 Session of "Expanded Cinematography" to prepare students on methods to seamlessly integrate traditional and virtual cinematography. Apply here for our upcoming December Session with Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC

"Collaborations in Expanded Cinematography®"
with Guest Instructor Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC

Learn from the DP of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Director of Photography Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC to join the December Level 1 Session of "Expanded Cinematography" to discuss the collaborative process necessary for shooting films with extensive Visual Effects, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Mission Impossible 3, and more. Apply here for our upcoming December Session with Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC

"Lighting for Feature Films"
with Guest Instructor Dean Semler, ASC, ACS

Study Lighting with the Oscar Winning DP of "Dances with Wolves"

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Recepient, Oscar winning Cinematographer Dean Semler, ASC, ACS to join the December Level 1 Session of "Expanded Cinematography" to conduct a special class on lighting concepts and techniques from his extensive career experience. Apply here for our upcoming December Session with Dean Semler, ASC, ACS. Read our Exclusive Interview with Guest Instructor, Oscar-Winner Dean Semler, ASC, ACS

Interview in Expanded Cinematography®:

"Career in the Art of Cinematography"

Exclusive Three Part Interview with Friend of GCI, three-time Oscar Winner and world known Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC

In a wide ranging conversation with GCI Co-Founder Yuri Neyman, ASC, Vittorio discusses his visual influences and early career & education, as well as his outlook on the present and future of cinematography, both artistic and technical. Watch our exclusive video interview excepts here.


About Global Cinematography Institute:

How it all works

Click here to learn more about the course structure of GCI and how to become part of the next step in Expanded Cinematography®


What are students saying about Global Cinematography Institute? Click here to read what they had to say.

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Learn from the Best

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Global Cinematography Institute is located in Hollywood, California.

All classes are held at a different location: Hollywood Rentals Grip & Electric Facility in Sylmar area of Los Angeles (near Burbank).