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. 67, No. 3, March

Aerials for the Iron Eagle
Produced by Ron Samuels & Joe WizanDirected by Sidney FurieAdam Greenberg, director of photographyFrank Holgate, aerial photographyOne of the first production decisions made about Tri-Star Pictures's release of Iron Eagle was that the use of miniatures...
Alonzo and Crew on Nothing in Common
Produced by Alex RoseDirected by Gary MarshallPhotographed by John Alonzo, ASCFilm companies are working more and more in Chicago-and for good reason. Chicago ^as the locations, the technical crews, the labs and the extras. Something wonderful happens...
Artistry with a Limited Pallette
The current interest in preserving the world's heritage of cinematography for the benefit of future generations is a source of gratification for all of us. It is believed that at least 50% of the American films made before 1950 are irretrievably lost,...
Crossroads - Where You Deal with Old Scratch
Produced by Tim ZinnemanDirected by Walter HillJohn Bailey, ASC, director of photographyMusic is your own thoughts, your experience, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out in your horn.... CHARLIE PARKERCharlie Parker was talking about...
From the Clubhouse
Elections in January returned nearly all A.S.C. officers to posts held in 1985. Stanley Cortez will serve another term as president. Leonard South, Harry Wolf and Ted Voigtlander are first, second and third vice presidents, respectively.Joseph Westheimer...
In Memoriam
Lamar Boren, ASC, a director of photography best known for his undersea work, died January 15 following a heart attack. He had retired from moviemaking three years ago because of failing eyesight and lived in a home he built himself atop a sheer cliff...
Letters
Of the Great WhalesFrom your story, National Geographic Specials, Part I, Oct. 1985, the stated implication is that Mr. Jim Hudnall was the first to swim with "any" of the "Great Whales."I do not know who was the first. I do know that my close personal...
McAlpine Chooses Cam-Remote Again
Produced and directed by Paul MjzurskyDon McAlpine, ASC, director of photographyWhen cameraman Don McAlpine, ASC, completed Paul Mazursky's Down & Out in Beverly Hills, it marked the second consecutive film in which he employed the Nettmann Cam-Remote...
New Products
Happy Wedding of Film-to-Tape EquipmentIn the January 1985 issue, of American Cinematographer an article written by me appeared in which I described the evolution of an idea for eliminating the worrisome weave encountered by Rank Cintel users when transferring...
Putting the Postal Service on Film
Super-16 is widely used in Europe as a production format for theatrical films and, more recently, it has attracted a limited following for the same purposes in the United States - Robert Altman's "Jimmy Dean" being the most prominent example of its use...
Remembering How the Bat Whispers
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)RANKiNG ALONGSIDE Chaplin and von Stroheim as an individualistic and eccentric actor-producer-writer-director, Roland West made only a dozen features during his 15 years in the film industry. Numbers...
Success Is the Theme of Thunder Alley
Produced by Golan-GlobusDirected by j.S. CardoneKaren Grossman, director of photographyThunder Alley, a Cannon release, follows the relationship of two close friends in a rock n' roll band. For the second time, director of photography Karen Grossman...
The Bookshelf
In D. W. Griffith and the Biograph Company, Cooper C. Graham, Steven Higgins, Elaine Mancini and Joao Luiz Vieira document Griffith's work as Biograph's leading director and supervisor 1980-13. Included are filmographies of creative and technical personnel,...
THE RETURN of THE LiViNG DEAD: A Comic Strip
Produced by Tom FoxDirected by Dan O'BannonJules Brenner, director of photographyThe year 1950 heralded the advent of three cartoon magazines under the Entertainment Comics masthead that would forever change the faces of terror: Tales From The Crypt,...
Videotape for Robotics Revolution
What happens when NOVA, public television's award winning science series, begins to explore the new technologies both in front of, and behind the camera? The result is, The Robotics Revolution, an hour-long documentary examining the impact of high technology...
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES: A 'What If?' Tale
Produced by AmWm EntertainmentDirected by Barry LevinsonDirector of Photography, Steven Goldblatt, BSCWhen executive producer Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Chris Columbus decided to put Young Sherlock Holmes on the screen, it seemed a safe bet that...
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