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. 60, No. 7, July

3m Introduces New Protective Coating for Motion Pictures
A process designed for the protection of internegatives and prints in all film formats, that not only extends their useful life, but retains the clarity of image without scratches or dust.A protective coating for professional motion picture film which...
Achieving the "Big Picture" Look with Super-Vision
An expanding modifier for projection lenses, which enlarges 2 to 15X original size without deterioration in terms of grain or distortionSuper-Vision is described by its developers as a unique optical system designed to expand the magnification capabilities...
Behind the Scenes of "The Muppet Movie"
After winning the hearts of worldwide audiences via television, Jim Henson's delightful Muppet characters are now starring in their first full-length theatrical feature movie - made in HollywoodAfter winning the hearts of worldwide audiences via television,...
Cinema Workshop
THE WAVEFORM MONITOR: THE ULTIMATE SPOT-METERThe lens on the B&W video camera focuses an image on the target face of an electron tube. Inside this tube a finely focused electron beam scans this image right to left, moving slowly downward until the...
Directing "The Muppet Movie"
Director James Frawley writes about the innovative concept of taking the Muppets out of the studio and filming them in actual locations"The Muppet Show" takes place in a Victorian Variety Theater. The audience are Muppets; everyone on stage and backstage...
Film-Video System Plays Key Role in Shooting "The Muppet Movie"
A marriage of film and TV technology, in which video cameras, shooting through the film camera lens, provided "eyes" for the Muppet operatorsIt happened during a short lull in the production of THE MUPPET MOVIE on Stage 15 at The Studio Center. The Muppet...
Mechanical Special Effects for "The Muppet Movie"
Physical "gags" that have never been done before - like getting Kermit the Frog to sing and play his banjo in the middle of a swamp, and making it possible for Muppets to drive real cars down real roadsCredited for Special Effects on THE MUPPET MOVIE,...
Optical Magic for "The Muppet Movie"
A rainbow that's not bright, a bear and a frog dancing in space and a pie that won't fly present stimulating challenges to this master of the optical printer, who makes everything look rightIn THE MUPPET MOVIE there were certain opticals that were not...
The Bookshelf
THE STATE OF THE ARTThe esthetic side of cinema is viewed in its total impact on the audience in FILM ART: AN INTRODUCTION by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. The authors consider film creation in a discerning discussion of visual concept, writing...
The Samuelson Story
A tribute to an outstanding company which functions as world-wide provider and manufacturer of equipment to the film and TV industries(EDITOR'S NOTE: Over a period of several years, it has been the continuing policy of AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER to, from...
Through the Rainbow with Lens and Camera
Photographing Muppets can be as tricky as filming humans, particularly when they start to seem alive after a while"The Muppet Show" is the most popular TV show in the world. Now the Muppets have had to make the transition to the big-screen. Not just...
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