The School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College hosted Ellen Kuras, one of the top cinematographers in the country and an Academy Award nominee, on Jan. 30, 2013. Kuras presented a lighting workshop for Purchase College production students, followed by a screening of her work and discussion of her career.
A Nyack resident, Kuras has worked with renowned directors including Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, and Spike Lee. She was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for her directorial debut, the documentary feature The Betrayal. Her credits as a cinematographer include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Analyze That, and The Mod Squad, among others. This event was supported by a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.