American Cinematographer

American Cinematographer is the monthly magazine published by the American Society of Cinematographers. American Cinematographer covers film and video production techniques.

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 7, August

Applied Rod Lens Telescope Cinematography (or "How to Out-Snorkel the Snorkel")
An ingenious reworking and adaptation of an endoscope lens, originally designed for use inside the body, opens up exciting cinematic horizons.The newest, most exciting development in cinematography to come along in recent years could soon become a reality...
Changing Beasts into Men-Almost
It took four hours of highly technical creative makeup each morning to synthesize convincingly the hybrid "Humanimals" for "DR. MOREAU"Based, as it is, on an H.G. Wells story, "THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU" is, in my opinion, a winner to start with. It had...
Creating Front Projection Effects for "Black Sunday"
Intricate special effects for a suspense thriller made to order quickly and easily in the studio by means of this versatile compositing systemThe success of a motion picture cannot be attributed to any one of its elements. The successful film has numerous...
Filming Elizabeth II from Coronation to Jubilee
Twenty-five years of filming Britain's beloved Sovereign have not dimmed the luster of such festive occasions-most recently the Queen's Silver JubileeTwenty five years ago, in 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II became Queen, I was what was then called a "learner...
Lions and Tigers and Practically Everything
Fierce jungle beasts that rage and fight their way across the screen for "DR. MOREAU" are actually much-loved gentle pussy-cats off cameraIf "THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU" proves to be a box office hit, part of its success will have to be credited to the...
NEW MODEL IIIB 35mm/16mm DIRECTOR'S ZOOM FINDER
A new version of an instrument that is extremely useful to directors and cinematographers for setting up camera angles, particularly since it includes built-in adjustment masks for every format from 1:1.33 to 1:2.35A new model of the popular IIIB 35mm/16mm...
On Location with H.G. Wells' the Island of Dr. Moreau
A fantasy-adventure with science-fiction overtones, requiring off-beat technical skills for believable translation to the motion picture medium(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following report was filed from the location site during the actual filming of "THE ISLAND...
Profile: A.S.C
LEONARD SOUTH, A.S.C.Within a four-week period earlier this year, Leonard South won elections as a governor of the American Society of Cinematographers and as special governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.It's a measure of the respect...
Questions & Answers
Conducted by CHARLES G. CLARKE, ASC. and WINTON HOCH, ASC.(Inquiries are invited relating to cinematographic problems. Address: Q. & A., AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, P. O. Box 2230, Hollywood, Calif. 90028.)Q When using mattes or masks before the lens...
The Bookshelf
FACTS AND FIGURESEdited by Peter Cowie, WORLD FILMOGRAPHY 1967 is the first volume of what promises to be a monumental reference work dealing with global film production. Full data on thousands of features from 45 alphabetically listed countries establish...
The Creative Producer in the Hollywood Market
The changing scene is reinforcing the image of the independent producer as a creative entity who supervises film-making from beginning to end.(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following has been excerpted from a presentation made by Mr. Lovenheim at the recent Tenth...
The Direction
THE MAKING OF "FRATERNITY ROWMade on the campus of the University of Southern California, this feature utilized talents of a mixed student and professional crewI have been a long-time subscriber to American Cinematographer and have always taken great...
The Editing
I've seen and counted every scratch on every frame of the 10,000 or so feet of "FRATERNITY ROW". I'm a terrible audience for the film now. I cringe at every mistake that I couldn't fix. There is a part of me that would never submit to such an experience...
The Photography
I was a student in the University of Southern California Cinema Department, working toward my Master of Fine Arts degree, when Gary Allison decided to make "FRATERNITY ROW" and asked me to function as Director of Photography.I don't regard it as a typical...
The Photography of Exorcist Ii: The Heretic
Location filming in New York and Arizona, plus the re-creation of a vast hunk of Ethiopian desert on a studio sound stage, add up to a series of stunning stylized images for this sequel to "THE EXORCIST"All motion pictures, by definition, rely heavily...
What's New in Products, Services and Literature
STUDIO (QUARTZ) LIGHTS ACHIEVE OPTIMUM VERSATILITY WITH NEW "Z FRAME" AND ACCESSORIESStudio (quartz) lights can now be fitted with such essential lighting accessories as gobos, diffusion screens, vignetters, polarizers and a variety of filters for correction...