Arri and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) officially opened the new 5,000-square-foot ASC Arri Educational Center last week.
The new building, located behind the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, includes offices and a meeting room. It will house ASC’s print and digital publications staff as well as the American Cinematographer magazine archive.
The grand opening coincides with the ASC’s 100th anniversary. The ASC was originally chartered in January 1919.
“It is thrilling to see the educational commitment of the ASC solidified through this endeavor,” said ASC President Kees van Oostrum in a prepared statement. “It’s also wonderful to be able to open this facility during our centennial party. For me, it manifests our mission for the next 100 years.”
As part of an ongoing relationship with the ASC, Arri said it will continue to sponsor International Master Classes with ASC members around the world “for the next decade.”
“Like the ASC, we at ARRI believe in pushing the boundaries of filmmaking and advancing the art of cinematography,” said Arri Executive Board Member Dr. Joerg Pohlman in a prepared statement.