Meet the Masters: Day 7

July 14th

Cinematography. From 10:00-11:00 am faculty member and SVA Alumnus Brian Gonzalez will talk about how he brings his unique vision and style to his own very out of the box creations

From 1:00-2:00 pm acclaimed cinematographer and SVA Alumnus, Mike Simmonds, talks about shooting major films, television shows, and documentaries. Moderated by Dejan Georgevich, ASC.


Since graduating BFA Film in 2009, Brian Gonzalez has garnered accolades with film, performance, and installation presentations in multiple festivals, including Sundance and SXSW, as well as a 20-screen video installation in Times Square. He also works in VR and creates mind-blowing experiences. He teaches Immersive Storytelling, Production and Experimental Cinematography.


Michael Simmonds is an SVA Alumnus and cinematographer who works closely with director David Gordon Green on the latest Halloween movies, Vice Principals, and The Righteous Gemstones.

Dejan Georgevich, ASC
is an award-winning Director/Cinematographer working in TV and feature film productions. He is also National VP of the International Cinematographers Guild. His recent credits include a distinguished list of network TV series: Enemy Within; The Family; Blacklist; Elementary, and the documentary feature film, Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York.

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