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. 55, No. 3, March

Amazon Adventure
Up the Amazon with cameras and beer go an intrepid camera crew to shoot a public relations documentary film in wild surroundingsThe Amazon jungle sounds like a long way off, but if you time your flights just right you can have breakfast in Miami and...
Asc Mourns Last Founding Member
Charles Rosher, ASC, 89, pioneer cinematographer, died January 15 in Lisbon.Fifty-five years ago a small but dedicated group of Hollywood's leading cameramen formed the first organization in the motion picture industry to be devoted exclusively to furthering...
CBS Laboratories Low Light-Level Imaging in Full Color
A new color light amplifier that permits EF 7242 film to be shot at an effective ASA speed of 12,500-with normal processing-instead of ASA 125For several years, the electronic news media have been criticized for the provocative effect produced by film...
Cinema Workshop
FILM-MECHANICAL PROPERTIESWe have previously discussed the various emulsion characteristics of film stocks, such as: resolution, granularity, latitude, etc. When it comes time to order film, there are several other physical characteristics to consider,...
FILMING THE WORK OF HARRY PARTCH or GET TO KNOW YOUR GENIUS
Documenting the special "universe" of a remarkable American character who is composer, musician, designer and creator of unique instruments"THE DREAMER THAT REMAINS" is a film about Harry Partch. To say that this man is a composer, musician, designer...
Industry Activities
ASC RE-ELECTS LASZLO PRESIDENT, NAMES 1974 OFFICERS SLATEThe American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Ernest Laszlo, ASC, for a second one-year term as president.The 1974 slate of ASC officers also includes: Sol Halprin, first vice president;...
International Cinematographers Conference to Be Featured Highlight of Filmex 1974
The Third Los Angeles International Film Exposition, in Association with the American Society of Cinematographers, will stage a conference on the creative role of the cinematographer during the final week of the FestivalThis March 28 through April 9,...
New Low-Cost Video Recording and Playback Systems Unveiled
A video system for home viewing, with playback unit less than $300 and one-hour video discs to cost the same as LP recordingsAt a recent series of private demonstration meetings, i/o Metrics/Videonics unveiled working models of the first home video recording...
Questions & Answers
(Inquiries are invited relating to cinematographic problems. Address: Q. & A., AMERICAN CINEMA TOCRAPHER. P. O. Box 2230. Hollywood, Calif. 90028.)Q I am going to shoot an industrial film on 16mm Ektachrome Commercial using two cameras, one with...
Swing Shift! ...and How It Was Filmed
Exuberant young film-makers wreak havoc at Hollywood and Vine to create a stunning four-and-a-half-minute stop-motion romp on filmHi, Mike-this is the Broadway Fashion Office! We'd like you to make our fashion film this year!No.As a winner in last year's...
The Bookshelf
WOMEN IN-AND-ON FILMBy and large, the main concern of movies has been Woman, whose multifaceted image is extensively explored in Marjorie Rosen's POPCORN VENUS (Coward McCann/Geoghegan $9.95). Her witty and documented book offers a perceptive analysis...
The Filming of "The Dove"
Using the most advanced motion picture technology to shoot the around-the-world odyssey of a 16-year-old boy in a 23-foot boat"THE DOVE" is a dramatic story of a 16-year-old boy who sails around the world by himself in a 23-foot sailboat.The production...
The Honor Roll
CHARLES B. LANG, ASCCharles B. Lang has receive seventeen nominations for the Academy Award. He actually won the Oscar for "Farewell to Arms" in 1933. During the decades of the forties and fifties he received nominations almost every year and his last...
The New York Experience
A new multi-media spectacle, extending sights, sounds and tactile effects into the audience opens in New York's Rockefeller Center"THE NEW YORK EXPERIENCE", a multiple-screen, multi-sensory new adventure in entertainment that extends spectacular sights,...
The Photography of "The Dreamer That Remains"
"True creativity is present. It is here because man is here in his true, deep self, unmutilated. "HARRY PARTCHThose who have heard Harry Partch's recorded work know that he is a serious and unique composer. In his way he has expanded normally accepted...
The Photography of "The Nickel Ride"
A combination of flashing, forced development and carefully used soft light add mood and realism to this dramatic feature"THE NICKEL RIDE", produced and directed by Robert Mulligan as an independent film for his Boardwalk Productions, stars Pulitzer...
Using CBS Laboratories' Color Light Amplifier
My experience with the CBS Laboratories color light amplifier took place at the Republican Convention in Miami Beach, Florida. On several occasions my TV camera work demonstrated to me the absolute benefits of being able to shoot news film without using...
What's New
IN PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND LITERATURENEW EDITING TABLES INTRODUCED FOR FILM IMAGE, SOUNDA new type of editing table for film image and sound comes with a patented film transport system, a film-protecting device and a helio screen which provides an 11.8"...