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One on One with Steven Fierberg, ASC – Episodes 1&2

“I always find I’m always excited! Everything’s different. Every day is different. Every set is different. The light is always different. I think one of the reasons I also wanted to go in into
this field was I felt like I would never know it – I would always be learning. There’s always something.” – Steven Fierberg, ASC

Sit back and take in this rare opportunity to learn cinematography from a master of the craft. In these first two episodes, Steve Weiss and Fierberg discuss lenses, why shot always wins over lighting, inspiration, and finding the truth in the script.

Watch Episode 3: The Style of “Entourage” and Episode 4: Making of “The Affair” here.

Watch Episode 1: My Path to Hollywood

In episode 1 , cinematographer Steven Fierberg, ASC shares some personal history and insight into his journey from Detroit to Hollywood. Fierberg is best known for his work on the TV series’s Entourage and The Affair. His film credits include Secretary, Love and Other Drugs, and more.

Watch Episode 2: The Look of “Secretary”

A film can still be great with “bad” lighting – as long as the shots tell the story. In episode 2, Steven discusses how other art mediums impact and inspire his storytelling techniques. He also talks about the importance of lens choice and framing a scene so that the viewer does not feel manipulated.


Watch Episode 3: The Style of “Entourage” and Episode 4: Making of “The Affair” here.

Steven Fierberg, ASC and Steve Weiss

steven fierberg asc headshot Steven Fierberg, ASC is an award-winning cinematographer whose work spans both the big and small screens. He lensed the first 25 episodes of Doug Ellin’s hit HBO series, Entourage, as well as the Warner Bros feature of Entourage. Recent work includes Showtime’s Golden Globe Award-winner The Affair and the New York Times-produced Nine Kisses, directed by Elaine Constantine.

Fierberg served on the board of the ASC and the screening committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

He received the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for the miniseries Atilla.

steve weiss headshot Steve Weiss is an Emmy winning Director and Producer with over 700 commercial, corporate, documentary, web-series, and fashion projects to his name. Steve and Jens founded Zacuto in 2000 and still design every single product. Steve has been an avid supporter of web TV for many years, with shows like Filmfellas and Critics. His most recent series, How to Make Money as a Filmmaker explores the corporate filmmaking market.

His new company, Binge Watch Films, aims to support the indie film community in funding episodic original content for streaming services and licensing.

Light & Shadow

Excited to learn cinematography and get inspired? See more from Steven Fierberg and other ASC members in the regional Emmy award-winning short doc, Light & Shadow from Zacuto Films.

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