Vitec Group

Alex Buono: The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour

From: 06/03/2013 To: 08/04/2013
US and Canada

Join Alex Buono, professional cinematographer, in The Art of Visual Storytelling - a 31-city tour teaching the art and craft of visual storytelling for filmmakers. The instruction will take place in a two-part educational format: a 7-hour daytime workshop and a 3-hour evening seminar lecture. Students may attend the Daytime Cinematography Workshop, the Evening Visual Structure Seminar, or both. The Daytime Cinematography Workshop provides an on-set learning experience by giving attendees a behind-the scenes look at the process Alex uses in his filmmaking. The Evening Visual Structure Seminars will focus specifically on the visual language behind the most beautiful films in the history of cinema. The tour will run from June 3rd to August 4th.

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Alex Buono is a professional cinematographer of indie films, music videos, and has been the Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit for the last 15 seasons. In 2003, Alex received an Oscar Nomination for the short film Johnny Flynton, which he photographed and also produced. Alex repeated the dual role of cinematographer and co-producer on Green Street Hooligans, about London’s football subculture starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2005 South By Southwest Film Festival. He was also the cinematographer of Shanghai Kiss, shot in China. Following, Alex wrote, produced, and shot the documentary Bigger Stronger Faster, which premiered in competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed theatrically by Magnolia Pictures. Other credits include ESPN’s award-winning comedy series Mayne Street and 2nd Unit director/DP work for the ABC drama series Detroit 187 and the NBC drama series Chicago Fire.

Alex's 10th season with Saturday Night Live marked his first experimentation with the DSLR format, shooting the show's title sequence and most of the season's commercial parodies with Canon’s 5DmII and 7D cameras. Soon after, Alex was invited to join Canon's "Explorers of Light" program.