Immensely talented and famous cinematographer John Stanier, honorary member of the BSC, will give an exclusive Masterclass in Yucca Valley during the festival.

Program includes :

One on One talk with John Stanier, hosted by Festival director Matt Beurois,

Audience questions,

Picture 7 Poster signing.

John Stanier is an Emmy and Clio Awards winner.

He started his career as camera assistant and camera operator on movies like MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (Columbia Pictures, 1978), MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979), PINK FLOYD: THE WALL (MGM / United Artists 1982).

His first major job as a director of photography was on Lee Marvin’s THE DIRTY DOZEN: NEXT MISSION, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen for MGM in the mid 80’s.

In a couple years span he worked with Charles Bronson, when photographing DEATH WISH 3, and Rob Lowe in OXFORD BLUES.

In 1987, after several cinematographers gave up on the set of RAMBO 3, he steps and completes the movie, being the only and final director of photography credited to the movie to this date.

John also directed and photographed many award winning, groundbreaking commercials for the biggest brands in the world.

One in particular, he recalls, was shot in the Yucca Valley area… Check it out:

John will offer an exclusive Masterclass during the Yucca Valley Film Festival. Reflecting on his lifetime work and achievements, he will offer real time feedback and anecdotes on screening excerpts, and will accept audiences questions.

Do not miss this chance to hear some cinema History!

John Stanier is a member of the British Society of Cinematographers.