Steven Bernstein, ASC - Writer, Director, Producer (228)

Steven Bernstein, ASC, is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and instructor. In this episode of the Artful Camera, Steve engages in a fascinating conversation about screenwriting, lighting, and the visual language of filmmaking.

Steve began his film career as a cinematographer in the United Kingdom, first doing documentaries, then commercials. He went on to shoot many landmark feature films for both studios and independents including the highly acclaimed Like Water For Chocolate and the Oscar winning motion picture Monster – starring Charlize Theron. That movie was directed by a name that should be familiar to all film goers today - Patty Jenkins - who is the director of Wonder Woman currently in theaters at the time this episode was recorded (June 2017).

Steve is the author of the best selling book Film Production. It’s about the process of film making. He has also authored several other books and screenplays. One of Steve’s most recent projects is a new film about Dylan Thomas, called Dominion, starring John Malkovich. Steve wrote the screenplay for Dominion, which he also produced and directed.

And, by the way, the next time you are filling up your tank at a QuickTrip or RaceTrac and someone comes up to you and ask for $5 - you will not view that person in the same way again after hearing Steve’s conversation.


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