Bradford Young

In this Master Class session, cinematographer Bradford Young will teach vital techniques in lighting, general scene composition, and camera movement. 

Bradford Young, ASC is a cinematographer who studied under the tutelage of filmmaker Haile Gerima. His recent film contributions include Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival (2016), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Cinematography. For his work on Ava DuVernay’s Selma (2014), Young was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography in a Motion Picture. He was also the cinematographer for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year (2014).

In 2013, Young was awarded the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition Excellence in Cinematography award for both David Lowrey’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George. His other films include Dee Rees’ Pariah, for which he won the 2011 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition Excellence in Cinematography award, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere (2012), Tina Mabry’s Mississippi Damned (2009), Paola Mendoza’s Entre Nos (2009), and Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City (2009). Bradford is a 2014 inductee into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a 2015 inductee into the American Society of Cinematographers.