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"Elizabeth" cinematographer Remi Adefarasin at Training Ground

Cinematographer Remi Adefarasin will be at FEST Training Ground 2016 to share his extensive knowledge as a DOP with all Training Ground participants.

For this British-born cinematographer, it all came together in scintillating fashion with the 1998 historical drama “Elizabeth”. Framing the regal political machinations of his lead actress Cate Blanchett with the appropriate level of pomp and cinematic circumstance, Adefarasin swept the awards table that year. In addition to an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography, he won a BAFTA Award and a nod from the British Society of Cinematographers as well 

He was educated on Photography and Filmmaking at Harrow Art School and began his career as a cameraman trainee at BBC-TV’s Ealing Studios; while working there, Adefarasin contributed to a whole host of different TV movies and series, before making the successful leap to the big screen. He garnered several Emmy nominations for Outstanding Cinematography for his contributions to the lauded TV drama productions “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific. 

Adefarasin has also worked with Woody Allen on one of the filmmaker's most successful films: 2005's “Match Point”, as well as the critically acclaimed 1990 Alan Rickman-starring drama “Truly Madly Deeply”. His filmography is extense; other well-known works from this cinematographer are “About a boy” (2002), “Johnny English” (2003), and more recently “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (2016) and the yet to be premiered "David Brent: Life on the Road", directed by Ricky Gervais, who reprises his character's role in "The Office". 

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the Television and Film Industry.  

Remi Adefarasin’s presence at Traning Ground is an incredible opportunity for all participants wanting to learn more about the ins and outs of the industry.