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. 88, No. 9, September

A Blue-Collar Bond
It's an image straight out of John Woo's Hard Boiled, only this time it's Clive Owen cradling a newborn infant in one arm and a shotgun in the other. Sprinting across rooftops, rappelling down stairwells, dodging all obstacles, he fends off a seemingly...
A&I Photographic Offering Motion-Picture Stock for Stills
For more than 20 years, RGB Color Labs in Hollywood was the place student and professional cinematographers went to when they wanted to develop still photos shot with motion-picture film. But RGB went out of business in 2005, leaving Los Angeles-area...
Baroque Visions
Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC, discusses his approach to Caravaggio, which traces the life of the revolutionary artist.An international co-production involving entities in Italy, France, Spain and Germany, the new film Caravaggio, directed by Angelo Longoni...
Bourne Again
Cinematographer Oliver Wood circles the globe for The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment of the action franchise.Based on a character created by Robert Ludlum, tiie Bourne trilogy - The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum...
Codex Portable Digital Recorder
Codex Digital, a specialist in high-resolution-media recording systems, is launching a new portable field recorder. No larger than a toaster, the Codex Portable's cutting-edge design is packed with features and advanced technology, creating new opportunities...
Cooke/i Datalink
Cooke Optics Ltd. has introduced the Cooke/i Datalink, which records camera data for use in post. It enables effects- and digital-intermediate artists to create more accurate, better-looking visual effects and saves significant time in the post process.The...
Cultural Immersion
An American navigates a steep learning curve in India in Outsourced, shot by Teodoro Maniaci.Directed and co-written by John Jeffcoat, the independent film Outsourced follows an American worker who is sent to India to train the staff diat is taking over...
Editor's Note
James Bond is newly resurgent after last year's worldwide J-· hit Casino Royale, but Jason Bourne strikes back with The Bourne Ultimatum, a non-stop thrill ride that ups the ante in the international superspies' box-office showdown. Cinematographer Oliver...
Filmmakers' Forum
Shooting in "The Land of a Thousand Kasbahs"When I was first approached about shooting the supernatural war film The Objective, producer Jeremy Wall warned me that there would probably be no other women in the cast or crew of the production, which would...
Genetic Engineering at FotoKem
"It's a dark story mostly based on revenge," muses FotoKem colorist Walter Volpatto, referring to the film Death Sentence, the first project to go through FotoKem's recently upgraded digital-intermediate (Dl) pipeline. Fortunately, FotoKem's integration...
Global Village: The CSC Celebrates 50 Years
George Morita, CSC was a 20-year-old camera assistant when the Canadian Society of Cinematographers was founded in September 1957. He attended the meeting where the contentious bylaws that gave the CSC its structure were approved; in fact, he was the...
Michael Myers Returns
It is the first day of spring, and director Rob Zombie stands in the snow outside a Los Angeles-area hospital. The snow has been provided by the art department on Zombie's latest film, a "re-imagining" of John Carpenter's horror classic Halloween. Stepping...
MTI Control Dailies
MTI Film's Control Dailies is an all-digital solution designed to make the dailies process more reliable, efficient and responsive to the variety of deliverables customers request. Created by Larry Chernoff, the company's CEO, and Kevin Manbeck, the...
Once upon a Time in Bucharest
Director of photography Christopher Probst details his award-winning work on the stylish music video for Muse's "Knights of Cydonia."Every so often, a project comes along that you just can't pass up, and when I read the concept for Muse's "Knights of...
Panasonic AG-HPX500
Panasonic has introduced the AG-HPX500 shoulder-mount P2 high-definition (HD) camcorder. With a suggested list price of $14,000, the HPX500 features [fraction two-third] progressive imagers, a tapeless IT workflow, interchangeable lens, variable frame...
Points East: Little Rock Central, 50 Years after Desegregation
In September 1957, Central High School in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, became a focal point in the turbulent desegregation movement. Gov. Orval Faubus defied a federal court order to integrate the all-white school and sent members of the National...
Prince of the City
Prince of the City (1981)Special Edition1.85:1 (16x9 Enhanced)Dolby Digital MonauralWarner Home Video, $19.98When director Sidney Lumet chose Andrzej Bartkowiak, ASC to shoot his law-and-order epic Prince of the City, the young cinematographer had big...
Saving Sound Tracks
Cinematographers are understandably interested in image permanence and motion-picture restoration, but ever since Al Jolson uttered the words "You ain't heard nothin' yet!" in The Jazz Singer 80 years ago, it has been a fact of movie life that sound...
Short Takes: Wilson's Celebrity Portraits on Voom HD Networks
Bridging the gap between traditional portraiture and digital media, Robert Wilson's Voom Portraits comprises 36 high-definition (HD) video portraits of actors, athletes, monarchs and artists that are designed to play out on 65'' or 103'' Panasonic plasma...
Straight Time
Straight Time (1978)1.85:1 (16x9 Enhanced)Dolby Digital MonauralWarner Home Video, $19.95Throughout its history, Hollywood has had a lot to answer for when it comes to romanticizing criminals, but the accusation could never be leveled at the uncompromising,...
The Third Man (1949)
The Third Man(1949)Special Edition1.33:1 (Full Frame)Dolby Digital MonauralThe Criterion Collection, $39.95Devastated from the fallout of World War II, the crumbling city of Vienna is the destination for American pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten)....
U-Configure Ugrip
The Danish company Ugrip presented its self-titled flagship product at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters show, touting it as "a unique and indispensable camera-support system developed by photographers, for photographers, to make handheld...
Wrap Shot
After 6 ½ seasons and 86 episodes, The Sopranos went out with a bang. Or did it?The last episode of the acclaimed HBO drama aired on June 10, but the resulting controversy may live forever. In the now-famous final scene, depressive mob boss Tony Soprano...
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