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Masterclass Mondays: Behind the Cinematography of IN THE HEIGHTS with Alice Brooks

June 28, 2021, 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. PDT

Live Online Webinar


6:30 - 8:00 P.M. PDT on Monday, June 28th, 2021


Love a movie musical? We are excited to talk to Cinematographer Alice Brooks about her career, being a working parent, and the best advice she ever heard. Join us as we dig deep into techniques that she first tried on the USC short When the Kids Are Away and perfected on In the Heights. Let’s talk about lighting, camera and everything that gets you that perfect shot.

WCA Masterclass Mondays are designed to provide inspiration and career guidance for our members and supporters. We are especially excited to support fields where female and gender-nonconforming individuals are typically under-represented and under-supported. This is part of an on-going professional development series focusing on career development and craft-focused education.

About Alice Brooks

Alice Brooks is a cinematographer who has photographed award winning features, television and commercials.

Brooks most recently photographed tick tick…BOOM! for Netflix and Imagine Entertainment, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and produced by Ron Howard.

Other recent work include, the 2021 summer release of IN THE HEIGHTS for Warner Bros. directed by Jon M. Chu and HOME BEFORE DARK (pilot and season one) for Apple TV+, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content (produced by Dana Fox, Dara Resnik and Joy Gorman).

Her feature film credits include the soon to be released Queen Bees (director Michael Lembeck, starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan) and the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of THE REMIX: HIP HOP X FASHION (directors Farah Khalid and Lisa Cortes).

She is known for her dramatic lighting and powerful camera movement, as demonstrated by Paramount’s THE LXD (director Jon M. Chu) and TAINTED LOVE (director Avi Youabian). Ad Age described THE LXD as “by a wide margin, the most beautifully filmed, elaborately staged web series in the history of the medium.”

Brooks is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. Her work has been featured as the cover story of ICG Magazine and in editions of American Cinematographer Magazine.

She is repped by UTA.

About Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA)

Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA) is an official alumni organization of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, dedicated to supporting women in film, television and digital industries. Since our founding in 2005, we've provided networking, fellowship, and professional development opportunities for the alumni of the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

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