AMPI+ Cinematography Masterclass by Arsen Sarkisiants moderated by Hannu Käki

AMPI+ Cinematography Masterclass by Arsen Sarkisiants moderated by Hannu Käki




12:34 – 12:34

The one-day masterclass will consist of a non-commercial screening of The Woodcutter Story (2022, Mikko Myllylahti, Aamu Film Company). The screening will be followed by a masterclass and case study on the cinematography of the film hosted by the director of photography, Arsen Sarkisiants, and moderated by AMPI lecturer Hannu Käki. The Masterclass will approach the elements of the story, the search for the best look for the film, the process of finding and defining visual choices and structure, and how to support a narrative visually in ways that help to elevate the story far beyond what is on the page. This screening and masterclass are happening in collaboration with B-Plan Distribution.

Date: 3.4.2023

Location: Kino K13, Katajanokanlaituri 11 A, Helsinki


10.00-12.00 Screening of The Woodcutter Story

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-16.00 Masterclass

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

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ARSEN SARKISIANTS is a Finnish Cinematographer/Director of Photography based in Helsinki. Drawing and painting lead him to photography and later to cinematography. He graduated from the Department of Film and TV from the now Aalto University. Arsen’s latest work The Woodcutter Story was selected at the Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival, where it got the Next Step Award. Arsen has been the Director of Photography of film projects like Aurora (2019), Over the Fence, Keys of Heaven, The Tiger, and TV series like Dance Brothers and DragonSlayer666. He is also known for his extensive work on commercials.

HANNU KÄKI is a cinematographer based in Helsinki. After studying cinematography at Aalto University´s Department of Film, Television, and Scenography he has been working as a freelancer dop and colorist working in documentaries, fiction, commercials, experimental cinema, and music videos. Käki is a colour grading lecturer at AMPI.

Mon 03 Apr 2023 Closed today