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. 66, No. 9, September

3-D in India
India produces more feature films than any other country. Indeed the State of Madras alone, with a yearly output of approximately 450 films, out-produces even the U.S.A. Yet this populous Asian nation had never produced a stereoscopic motion picture...
CHRONOS: IMAX Eyes History
(Editor's Note: Wayne McGee, electronics designer and animation wizard for Chronos, died July 14, 1985 of cancer. He was 37.)Chronos is the personal vision of Ron Fricke. No other IMAX film has seen the earth in so unearthly a way. Vatican visitors seem...
From the Clubhouse
Richard C. Glouner, ASC, was awarded the Governors Trophy, top prize in the 1985 ASC Golf Classic, at a ceremonial banquet at the Clubhouse in July. The annual tourney, according to chairman Gene Polito, ASC, is limited to 72 active members, associate...
Letters
The MarionettesThe fine article on the special visual effects for Life Force (A. C. June 1985) missed one aspect of possible interest to your readers. This was the series of opening shots of the shuttle astronauts working their way into and through the...
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Produced by Terry Hayes Uf Doug Mitchell Directed by George Miller and George OgilivePhotographed by Dean SelmerFor cinemotographer Dean Semler, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome marks a renewal of his association with Mad Max Rockatansky and his creator, writer/director...
Making All Quiet on the Western Front
(The stills accompanying this article are from the author's collection, Marc Wanamaker-Bison Archives, and from the Kevin Broivnlow Collection. They were made by All Quiet's great still photographer, Roman Freulich.)ALL QUIET ON THK WESTERN FRONT, produced...
Montage: Video Assisted Post Production
When both Stanford Tischler, ACE and I were asked to cut Peyton Place the Next Generation, on the Montage picture processor, we were delighted. We had just cut AfterMASH using the CBSSony single camera editing system. This was a prototype developed by...
New Products
Aloha From Hawaii!First there was Steadicam, then Skycam - now there's JET-CAM. We at hot Shots came up with the name after the first trial run and positive results gathered from the new system . . . JET-CAM.It happened one day while Bob and I were sitting...
OCEANQUEST: Terror and Treasure in the Deep
Ocean Images ProductionDirected/photographed by Al GiddingsFive-part series for televisionThe detonation of the armed merchant raider and troop transport, Aikoku Mam, was so spectacular that the shock wave reached skyward several hundred feet to disintegrate...
Rebellion Burns Inside Adam Swit
Produced by Renée Missel, Gail Staydon & Paul AratowDirected by Roger SimonPhotographed by Don McAlpine, ASCThe room is part of a magnificent sprawling house that overlooks the San Diego beach. It is, in fact, the living room. But with its stark...
Saving Classics on Tape
As a result of the boom in the home video industry, the VCR population of the United States has mushroomed to such an extent that home video programming and distribution companies can now offer consumers wider choices of programming than was previously...
STREETWISE: A True Tale of the City
Produced by Cheryl McCallDirector/Cinematographer Martin BellWithin a three-block radius of Pike Street in downtown Seattle, the young runaways and cast-offs of Streetivise go about their daily routines - spare-changing, hanging out, running drugs, getting...
The Bookshelf
Four outstanding directors are discussed in new volumes of the scholarly Guide to References and Research series. In Cecil B. DeMille, Sumiko Higashi remedies the scarcity of serious critical material with a thorough archival search ($35]. In Elia Kazan,...
Vistascope, a Wider View
Vista means a view; scope, a range of view. Combined, they become Vistascope.Vistascope is the trade name for several wide screen film systems developed by Kirk Wooster, an Atlanta film producer, cinematographer, and president of the Vistascope Corporation....
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