Chris Menges ASC-BSC, was in Dublin to attend the screening of Michael Collins on the 20th Year anniversary. Chris kindly agreed to give a master class in conjunction with The Irish Society of Cinematographers and ADIFF on Sunday 21 February 2016. The session was chaired (excellently) by DOP Tim Fleming ISC.Chris has a credit list that any Cinematographer would die for. Check out his IMDB page.
The masterclass was brilliant. Chris was very generous with his information and had the audience sitting on the edge of their seats, you could hear a pin drop.
Often these classes can be just a diary of the persons career but this class was far from that. We learned about the person, from his politics and drive in film making to his love of sheep farming. Tim Fleming had researched his subject really well and brought us through some really relevant subject matter.
When Chris was asked for his advice by a young film student in the audience he said "Just get your camera and get out there and do it"
This was a special class