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. 92, No. 4, April

A Jane Eyre for Today
Adapting Charlotte Bronte's literary classic Jane Eyre might seem an unlikely choice for the director-cinematographer team behind Sin Nombre, the illegal-immigrant drama that won a cinematography prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (AC April '09),...
Alan Caso, ASC Unfetters a Digital Shoot
When Alan Caso, ASC teamed with digital-imaging technician Ethan Phillips on NBC's series Trauma in 2009, they sought to meld high-definition-video cameras with filmstyle philosophies and logistics. They pursued "a way to shoot HD like film - not tethered,...
Aliens Strike L.A
In the early hours of Feb. 25, 1942, air-raid sirens were sounded throughout Los Angeles County, and a blackout was ordered. At 3:16 a.m., the 37th Coast Artillery Brigade began firing anti-aircraft shells into the air over Santa Monica. Military officials...
A Woman on the Verge
Ed Lachman, ASC reteams with director Todd Haynes on the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.The first time cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, worked with director Todd Haynes was on Far From Heaven (AC Dec. ?2), which paid homage to the classic melodramas of...
Close-Up
Dennis Muren, ASCWhen you were a child, what film made the strongest impression on you?When I saw Tfie 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1 958), I was knocked out. I saw it eight times in the first week, which wasn't easy for an 1 1 -year-old who couldn't drive...
Clubhouse News
Domenic Rom, head of producer's services for Technicolor New York, has joined the ASC as an associate member. After earning a bachelor's degree from South Ridge State University in South Ridge, S. C, Rom worked as a sales representative for Lit Ware,...
Editor's Note
Several years ago, a subscriber approached me to express his amazement at professional cinematographers' increasingly frequent use of both high-end and low-end digital cameras. Curiously, this gentieman seemed to believe these new tools for image capture...
Gabriel Beristain, ASC, BSC Puts New Stock to the Test
As soon as Fujifilm introduced its Eterna Vivid 160T, cinematographers embraced the new stock for its bold contrast and color rendition. Likewise, Vivid 500T expanded the shooting options for those interested in using Vivid's imaging characteristics...
Map of the Human Heart
LlI Crawley Takes an Unforgettable Journey Through ArmeniaAn American cartographer (Ben Foster) visits remote Armenia working on a satellite survey of the Eastern European country and meets a lovely young Armenian photographer (Lubna Azabal). Their journey...
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Optical Filtration and 3-D
An expert explains how optical filtration can enhance stereoscopic imaging.I devoted 35 years to creating optical filters for every kind of effect: bluer skies, smoother skin tones, highlight fiares, contrast and color control Today, I am intrigued by...
President's Desk
As editor of the upcoming 10th edition of the American Onematographer Manual, I found myself looking at recent technological changes in the industry with a new perspective. Certainly, the tools we cinematographers use to create our art have always been...
Prime Focus Opens N.Y. Facility
Facility NewsGlobal visual-entertainment-services company Prime Focus has announced plans to create a cutting-edge visual-effects and post facility in New York City's West Village. The opening of the 13,300-square-foot studio at 345 Hudson St., slated...
Shooting "Faeries" in 3-D
Even after 20 years of experience as a commercial cinematographer, Christopher Soos, CSC admits that he still has a few things to learn. While shooting three television and theatrical spots for the French company Bouygues Telecom, Soos and director Baker...
Sundance 2011: Spirited Images
This years festival offered some stunning visuals captured in a variety of formats.Ice, snow and frigid temperatures failed to keep cinéphiles from flooding the streets of Park City, Utah, for tMs year's Sundance Film Festival. AC braved the wintry clime...
The Importance of the Image Interchange Framework
In last month's issue, we outlined the use of the Image Interchange Framework on the television series Justified (Production Slate, page 16), The HF is a new, forward-thinking workflow architecture devised by a group of color scientists and industry...
The Weight of the World
Rob HaueKs Camera Captures the World of Female PowerliftingSpecial Sundance Coverage Fujifilm wants to take this edition of Fujifilm - on the Inside to highlight some of the work shot on Fujifilm that was recognized at this year's Sundance Film Festival....
Tunnel Post Incorporates Codex Digital Lab
Tunnel Post, a full-service digital post house in Santa Monica, Calif., has purchased Codex Digital's Digital Lab system and is making it the hub of a digitallab service for commercials, television shows and feature films.Tunnel Post will use the Codex...
Warner Bros. MPI Facilitates Fast Finish for Red Riding Hood
Coior is not only in the title but also at the core of Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood, and the director worked with the film's cinematographer, Mandy Walker, ACS, and colorisi, Maxine Gervais of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, to achieve...
Wicked World
A fearless teen travels a treacherous path in the dark fairytale Hanna, shot by Alwin Küchler, BSC.Hanna (Saoirse Roñan) is fluent in numerous languages and proficient with guns, bow-and-arrow and hand-to-hand combat. She has been trained by her father,...
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