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Playback: Cinematography Masterclass

Playback: Cinematography Masterclass

25 Mar 2018

If tickets are sold out, you are encouraged to join the returns queue at the ICA Box Office on the day of the event. For free events there is a high chance you will gain entry, though we cannot guarantee a place. Fifteen minutes after Playback events begin, unclaimed tickets are distributed to waitlist customers and visitors present in the ICA foyer

Experienced directors of photography Stuart Bentley, Rina Yang and Nicola Daley give a masterclass on the cinematographic process by analysing film clips and sharing advice. Discover how to tell a story, present a character through visuals and learn about the on-set experience.

Through film clips analysis and the sharing of hard-won advice, discover how to tell story and character through visuals, and learn about the on-set experience and collaborations with other members of the crew. Chaired by Tim Robey.

This event is BSL interpreted

  • Nicola Daley

    Originally from Derbyshire, England, Nicola Daley somehow ended up in Sydney, Australia and in 2003 she was accepted into the prestigious Australian Film, TV and Radio School to study an MA in Cinematography, where she trained on film. Daley shoots drama features, commercials and high-end documentaries. The Saviour, a short film she worked on straight out of film school, was nominated for a 2006 Academy Award.

    For two consecutive years Daley has been nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary by the Australian Academy of Cinema and TV Arts awards. In 2014 Nicola was only the eighth woman in Australian history to be accredited into the Australian Society of Cinematographers. Recently Daley has shot a feature length drama documentary about the famous shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and her fourth feature film, Pin Cushion directed by Deborah Haywood, opened the Critics Week at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival. Pin Cushion was funded by the BFI and stars Joanna Scanlan. 

  • Stuart Bentley

    Stuart Bentley is a London-based director of photography represented by Lux. He is experienced in narrative fiction, documentary, commercials and music videos. His TV work includes This is England 90, Humans and Black Mirror, and feature films Palio and The Patrol.

  • Tim Robey

    Tim Robey has written on film, and occasionally books, for the Daily Telegraph since 2000. He is co-editor of The DVD Stack (Canongate), a guide to the best versions of movies available globally, and turns up on Radio 4's Front Row, the Film Programme and Monocle FM Radio.

  • Rina Yang

    Rina Yang is an award-winning director of photography based in London. She grew up in a small city in Japan, where she studied still life and portrait painting. Yang works across commercials, narrative and music videos. She has shot videos for Björk, Young Fathers and Emilie Sade, and worked with brands including Adidas, Lexus and Nike.


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