From the Clubhouse

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William A. Fraker was re-elected president of the ASC at the society's annual election of officers. The six-time Oscar nominee will serve his second consecutive term as ASC president. The distinguished cinematographer also held the post in 1979, 1980, and 1984.

Elected as vice-presidents were Victor J. Kemper and Philip Lathrop, along with re-elected vice-president Leonard J. South.

Also re-elected were Secretary Richard L. Rawlings, Treasurer Harry Wolf and Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Kelley. Elected as members of the 1992 ASC Board of Governors were Howard Anderson, John Bailey, Jack Cooperman, Stanley Cortez, Alien Daviau, Linwood G. Dunn, Woody Omens and Lester Shorr. Alternate Board members include Richard Glouner, Monroe Askins, Bill Butler, Steven Poster and Brianne Murphy.

On January 21, Victor Kemper, ASC, spoke about the evolving art of cinematography during an address at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Rochester section of SMPTE hosted Kemper's talk at RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. The audience included students, SMPTE members, Eastman Kodak employees, and local film buffs.

"During this decade digital postproduction will become an important artistic tool for the motion picture industry," Kemper predicted. "Digital technology will give cinematographers a powerful new tool for manipulating the quality of motion pictures."

Kemper classified cinematographers into two categories: "engineertechnicians" and "artists. …