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Witmer, Jon D., American Cinematographer


New ASC Member

Underwater director of photography and HydroFlex founder Pete Romano, ASC has come aboard the Society's roster of active members.

Romano's interest in photography was sparked soon after high school, when he took a job in the catalog-printing industry. Pursuing his newfound passion with night classes at Boston College, Romano soon enlisted in the navy, where he entered the photo-school program and got his feet wet with motion-picture photography.

After leaving the service, Romano attended machining school, then found gainful employment as an assistant and operator to a number of underwater cinematographers. His machining know-how coalesced with his experience as an assistant, and Romano soon had his hands full designing and updating his employers' equipment. Then, when he was hired to photograph an underwater commercial at a local swimming pool, his frustrations with the gear at hand resulted in his creation of a custom housing for the Cinema Products 16mm Gizmo camera, and HydroFlex was born.

As HydroFlex has grown and expanded its product line, Romano has compiled an impressive list of credits as an underwater director of photography, including Jaws: The Revenge, The Abyss (for which Romano received an AMPAS Technical Achievement Award for co-developing the SeaPar 1200-watt underwater HMI), Alien: Resurrection, Amistad, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Pearl Harbor and The Island, among many others.

Honors Romano has received over the years include a 1979 Emmy for additional photography on the series Mysteries of the Sea; a 1995 Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators for the HydroFlex 353 housing system; a 2001 AMPAS award for the development of the Remote AquaCam; and a shared 2002 Excellence in Cinematography award from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for his work on a Pocari spot.

New Associate Members

Industry veteran Gary Clayton, who has had his hands in nearly every aspect of image acquisition over the years, has joined the ASC as an associate member.

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