Dublin Business School is presenting a series of special film lectures on February 23rd and March 2nd which will feature famed Hollywood cinematographer Nick McLean and prolific Irish author/film historian Wayne Byrne.

The first lecture, which takes place on February 23rd, will focus on Nick McLean as Camera Operator. While the second, which takes place on March 2nd, will focus on Nick McLean as Cinematographer.

The two lectures provide a unique opportunity for students of film, film lovers and those working in the industry to hear from a genuine legend who operated at the top of his game alongside some of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood.

Nick McLean (left) The Deer Hunter

Wayne and Nick two recently released a book charting McLean’s forty-year career as an acclaimed camera operator and cinematographer working on legendary films including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, Marathon Man, Being There, Sharky’s Machine, The Goonies, Short Circuit, City Heat, as well as being the director of photography on tv shows such as Friends, Cybill, Evening Shade, and B.L. Stryker. McLean will discuss his work on these films as well as giving attendees as insight into his working relationships with filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, Hal Ashby, Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, and many more. 

Wayne Byrne

Wayne Byrne has written for the likes of Hot Press, The Irish Times and The Dark Side and has published three highly acclaimed books including The Cinema of Tom DiCillo: Include Me OutBurt Reynolds on Screen, and Nick McLean Behind The Camera: The Life and Works of a Hollywood Cinematographer. Byrne is set to release is next book, which is a history of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

The duo previously toured Ireland in support of their book, taking in special screenings and speaking engagements at colleges and theatres around the country and are delighted to be returning to DBS for these special masterclasses which shouldn’t missed by any film fan or student of cinema. Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

These events are free but require registration for tickets. Click on the film lecture to book your place:

Nick McLean: Camera Operator – Tue., 23rd February (15:30–16:30) 

Nick McLean: Cinematographer – Tue., 2nd March 2021 (15:30–16:30) 


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