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. 56, No. 6, June

Behind the Camera on "The Man in the Glass Booth"
Exteriors on the streets of New York are combined with interiors on Hollywood sound stages to create the cinematic version of a hard-hitting stage drama"THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH" was a provocative, much talked-about play, both on Broadway and on the...
Behind the Scenes of THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
Nathanael West's apocalyptic vision of Hollywood is brought to the screen with stunning artistryJerome Hellman's production of John Schlesinger's film "THE DAY OF THE LOCUST" was filmed entirely in Hollywood, partly on location, but mostly on the sound...
Cinema Workshop
UNDERWATER IIFilming underwater can be a cameraman's dream. Where else can you float "weightless" with your camera and maneuver yourself over, under and around your subject at will? These moving camera shots are actually quite easy. The cameraman's movement...
COMPARISONS OF 7247 16mm COLOR NEGATIVE WITH 7252 (ECO) STOCK
Careful tests shot of the same scenes would tend to indicate that the new Eastman 16mm color negative (7247) is superior to the old 7254 and ECO 7252 in almost every significant respectA new Eastman color film has excited many filmmakers with its wide...
Filming the Birds and Bees Doing It
A macro-cinematographer zeroes in on that astounding world where tiny creatures seek each other, breed and/or battle to the deathDuring production of the documentary film, BIRDS DO IT, BEES DO IT, at Wolper Pictures in Los Angeles, my partner, Dale Thompson,...
Industry Activities
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING CINEMATOGRAPHER TO CONDUCT FILM-MAKERS SEMINARConrad Hall, ASC, four time Academy Award nominated cinematographer, will conduct a six-day seminar in film-making and photography for advanced cinema students and professional film-makers,...
John Schlesinger Talks about "Locust"
A highly talented, deeply sensitive and very charming director discusses what is perhaps the most controversial film of his career - as well as the curious love-hate attitudes he feels toward his new second home, HollywoodAs we go to press, Paramount's...
Making Visible "The Invisible Universe"
Making an informative public relations short on radio astronomy turns out to be fun for all - especially the crew that filmed itGrab the average guy in the street and ask him what he knows about radio astronomy. Chances are, he'll tell you something...
Photographing "The Day of the Locust"
A golden-hazed "dream fantasy" style of cinematography works brilliantly, in counterpoint to harsh reality, for evoking the never-never-land aura of Hollywood as it existed in the 1930'sMy eventual assignment as cinematographer on "THE DAY OF THE LOCUST"...
Questions & Answers
(Inquiries are invited relating to cinematographic problems. Address: Q. & A., AMERICAN CINEMA TOGRAPHER, P. O. Box 2230, Hollywood, Calif. 90028.)Q What Is the method used by animation studios to effect a gradual, overall change of the color of...
The Bookshelf
CINEMA PASTAND FUTUREA panoramic study by Jerzy Toeplitz, Polish film historian now head of the Australian National Film School, HOLLYWOOD AND AFTER offers a comprehensive survey of the "changing face of American cinema." It analyzes with insight and...
The Light Which Gives the Most Lumens per Watt
The latest data on high-efficiency CSI and HMI metal halide lighting, plus frame rates and shutter angles which make it possible for them to be used for cinematography without flickerMetal Halide lamps are enclosed mercury arc light sources with metal...
The New Swintek "Hitchhiker" Cordless Microphone System
A tiny, lightweight, cordless microphone specifically designed to ride on the side of most professional single-system camerasMiniaturization seems to be a way of life today, so when Alan Gordon Enterprises Inc. became exclusive international distributor...
What's New in Products, Services and Literature
NEW "CRYSTASLATE" OPTION AVAILABLE FOR CP-16R CAMERASCinema Products Corporation announces the availability of the new "CRYSTASLATE" modification package for CP-16R reflex cameras. The "CRYSTASLATE" modification provides the CP-16R with auto-slate edge...