Get ready for the Cinematography Masterclass
Member of the world's most prestigious cinematographers organization, American Cinematographers Society (ASC), Sulejman Medenčević Suki is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to cinematography, lights, cameras, lenses as he is always exploring cutting edge technology on a large variety of locations all over the world.
Suki earned Master Degree with Honours in cinematography at renowned film school FAMU. Following his desire to start a career in the motion picture industry, he went to Los Angeles in 1991. After his first feature film in the USA shoot in 1994, Medenčević has been steadily working in film industry, making numerous feature length films and made-for-TV films, television shows, commercials, documentaries, both in independent and Hollywood film production. He has worked alongside the legendary cinematographer Michael Goi, ASC. Suki was involved in several high profile documentaries for Pixar, ILM, The Hearst Corporation, and is currently working on The History of Imagineering for Disney Studios. A passionate still photographer with several solo and group exhibits on his resume, Suki is also a lecturer at University of Southern California, Division of Film and Television Production.
For the work as cinematographer, Medenčević has earned many international nominations and awards including nomination for The Golden Frog at Camerimage 1994, International Film Festival of The Art of Cinematography, and The Best Photography Award at Mostra di Valencia International Film Festival in Spain.
Sulejman Medenčević joins us in the spring semester with a Cinematography masterclass during which he will place focus on the role of cinematographer in the creative process of film and TV production. He will give introduction in current workflow practices and discuss the new trends in both independent and Hollywood productions, Netflix and new streaming platforms, offering valuable insights not only on the creative aspects of the cinematographer’s profession, but on film business-related topics as well. Through the informed analysis of particular feature film scenes from the films he worked on as a director of photography, Suki will explain the creative and logistical challenges in each selected scene and the way they were scattered. The masterclass will incorporate practical, hands-on demonstrations of camera and lighting techniques, presenting different portrayals using different lighting methods including minimum lighting and unconventional lighting sources. Students will create a film scene on a given topic, set up the scene by framing, lighting and finally, shooting where the final analysis of their work will be given by Medenčević.