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American Cinematographer, November 2008

AC finds Readers in Nigeria

Three graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Cybel Martin, Cinque Northern and Toni Barton, traveled to Lagos, Nigeria, to teach cinematography, editing and production design for the African Film Academy’s “Film in a Box” workshop in August, and among the texts used by Martin, the group’s cinematography instructor, were issues of American Cinematographer. “My favorite tool to inspire my students was American Cinematographer,” says Martin. “The magazine offered the best glimpse into how notable cinematographers approached and executed their films. What was their philosophy behind lens choices? What film tests did they do? How did they communicate with their director? The best part was that my students were then able to see those same films playing on the big screens in Lagos.”