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. 73, No. 5, May

American Me Explores "Mexican Mafia"
Rarely is Hollywood accused of having a social conscience. It is, after all, a town so consumer-oriented that most of its executives would rather recycle the tried and true than risk new ideas and perhaps alienate a test market. How, then, does a brutally...
An Open Letter
This is the first time in the history of American Cinematographer magazine that we wish to take a stand - a political stand, if you wish - to exercise our rights as Americans.We are talking about integrity, heritage, artistic creation and the material...
Cinematography's Finest Feted
Allen Daviau, ASC won top honors for his work on Bugsy at the Sixth Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The event, fast becoming a favorite of the awards season due to its unpretentious and warm atmosphere, was held in February...
Harryhausen Animates Annual Sci-Tech Awards
Thanking his "many friends and fans and well-wishers whose letters all helped to make this evening possible for me," Ray Harryhausen, the dean of stop-motion animation, gratefully accepted the annual Gordon E. Sawyer Award at this year's Academy Awards...
In Memoriam: Nestor Almendros
Nestor Almendros, ASC, whose cinematography earned him international acclaim, died at his Manhattan home on March 4. He was 61 and had been suffering from lymphoma for several months, according to frequent collaborator Robert Benton, who directed Almendros'...
In Memoriam: Richard Lee Rawlings
Richard Lee Rawlings, ASC, whose career in motion pictures spanned 55 years, died on March 12, 1992 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles.At the time of his death, Rawlings was secretary of the American Society of Cinematographers. He became a...
Letters
Lonely Are the MistakenThere is a historical error in Bob Fisher's excellent article on Philip Lathrop, ASC. Lonely Are the Brave was not one of the first films shot with Robert Gottschalk's redesigned 35mm anamorphic lenses. These lenses were first...
Points East
What's happening in New York and along the East Coast...In the AUDIO POST domain, Editel New York (expect a name change when owner Banta Publishing sells its NY, Chicago, and LA facilities this year) came to the rescue for first-time filmmakers DOS Productions...
Read All about It: Newsies Revives the Musical
"You know, I've read quite a few scripts since the beginning of the year, most of which were well-written studio pictures with stars and top directors," Andrew Laszlo, ASC mused recently on a set at Universal City."A lot of them have to do with horror,...
The Black Pirate Weighs Anchor
Douglas Fairbanks, determined to produce The Black Pirate in the Technicolor process, made four months of tests before actually beginning principal photography. His cinematographer, Henry Sharp, ASC, found that the two-color process required three to...
The Bookshelf
Written by a director to help other directors achieve mastery of their craft, Ron Richards' A Director's Method for Film and Television is a practical treatise combined with an inspirational pronouncement. Based on the author's rich experience as both...
The Paranoid World of Kafka
Cinematographer Walt Lloyd sits at a sidewalk cafe in Santa Monica, pointing enthusiastically to images in a book devoted to Josef Sudek's exquisite black & white photographs of Prague. After spending several months in the Czechoslovakian capital...
What's New
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes text missing in the original.)Academy's Documentary Nominees FetedThe International Documentary Association (IDA) recently held its 10th Annual Oscar Reception to honor this year's Academy Award nominees in documentary...
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