Award-winning Cinematographer to Visit

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter will present a filmmaking workshop at Asbury University from 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 19. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Russell Carpenter, award-winning cinematographer, will visit Asbury University on Nov. 19.
Russell Carpenter, award-winning cinematographer, will visit Asbury University on Nov. 19.

Carpenter’s film credits include “Titanic” (for which he won his Academy Award) as well as “True Lies,” “This Means War,” “A Little Bit of Heaven,” “Terminator 2 3D,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Negotiator.” Carpenter comes to Asbury courtesy of the Canon Explorer of Light initiative, a program in which more than 50 well-regarded photographers and cinematographers share their techniques in a wide variety of specialties with photo professionals and enthusiasts.

“Having received an Academy Award for his cinematography for Titanic is impressive,” said Dr. Jim Owens, dean of the School of Communication Arts, “and then you realize that Carpenter has shot almost 40 other films. We are excited to be partnering with Canon to present this incredible workshop for our students and guests and delighted to have someone of Carpenter’s caliber spend time with our students.”

Carpenter, a Southern California native, started making films with friends as a child and learned documentary filmmaking while in college. In the early 1990s, he was selected by director James Cameron to shoot “True Lies,” a project that later led to the job on “Titanic.” Currently, Carpenter is finishing post-production on “jOBS,” an independent film about Apple’s Steve Jobs.

Carpenter will spend the day on Nov. 19 working with students in classes before the evening workshop in the Greathouse Theatre.