Ask A Filmmaker: Michael Goi, ASC

Published on website: October 11, 2012
Categories: 35mm , Ask a Filmmaker , Television , The StoryBoard Blog
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Everyone is talking about FX’s American Horror Story. This wildly spooky, haunting series from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk earned 17 Emmy® nominations in its debut season, including Outstanding Movie or Miniseries. Now, you can ask the questions that have been haunting you about how this show is produced.

Through Kodak’s “Ask a Filmmaker,” Michael Goi, ASC will tell you how he got that shot, and what creative decisions contributed to it. How do you light Rubber Man? How do you visually delineate different periods of time on the show? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes of AHS with its Emmy®- nominated cinematographer.

Questions will be taken from 10/15/2012 through 10/24/2012

About Michael Goi, ASC

Michael Goi, ASC on the set of American Horror Story season 2. Photo: Byron Cohen/FX

Goi is a Chicago native who studied filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago. He has earned some 50 narrative credits for feature films and episodic television programs. Goi earned ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards nominations for the telefilms The Fixer (1999) and Judas (2005), and Emmy® nominations for My Name is Earl (2009) and Glee (2012). He also wrote, produced and directed the narrative film Megan is Missing. Goi served three terms as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

About American Horror Story

Michael Goi, ASC on the set of American Horror Story season 2. Photo: Byron Cohen/FX

American Horror Story’s 17 Emmy® nominations tie the program for the most in 2012. The first season revolved around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The second installment, American Horror Story: Asylum, is set to premiere on FX on October 17.


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