The American Society of Cinematographers (ACS) each year honors outstanding student filmmakers by inviting them to the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. In an eventful weekend in June, the students and guests viewed eight creative short films, enjoyed meals and networked with the greatest cinematographers in the country.
Bend native Daniel Rink, graduate of Brooks Institute for Cinematography, received Honorable Mention for his work on Ai (which means love in Japanese). This short film has no dialog and the cinematography tells the story beautifully. The experience of sharing time with fellow cinematographers and connecting with those who have shaped the industry was considered an exceptional opportunity.
Rink was attracted to filmmaking and photography through classes at Bend High School. He worked at BendBroadband as a camera operator shooting Good Morning Central Oregon, Bend City Council meetings and high school sports events. He also interned with Cascade A&E as photo editor for a summer. He took film classes at Montana State and Lane Community College before deciding to study at Brooks Institute in Ventura, California.
Since graduation in December from Brooks Institute, Rink has worked in the industry filming shorts and music videos for top name artists.
To see his work check out his website www.danielrink.com.