Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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At the August meeting of the Board of Governors of the ASC, a number of deserving cinematographers were approved for active membership. The new ASC active members are Robert Richardson, Peter M. Salim, and Robert Steadman.

Robert Richardson won an Academy Award this year for his work on JFK after previous nominations for Platoon and Bom on the Fourth of July, he has also received ASC Award nominations for Bom on the Fourth of July and JFK. His other credits include The Doors, City of Hope, Eight Men Out, Wallstreet, Talk Radio, Salvador and the upcoming A Few Good Men. Known for his frequent collaborations with director Oliver Stone, Richardson was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts and has been a cinematographer for ten years.

Peter M. Salim started out as a film editor and has also directed episodes of two programs for which he has served as director of photography: In the Heat of the Night and Murder She Wrote. Other credits include Spenser for Hire, commercials, concerts, and industrial films.

Robert Steadman, a native of Portland, Oregon, has been a cinematographer for 20 years. His feature credits include Return to the Blue Lagoon, Above the Law, Never Say Never Again and Executive Action. Television credits include Hart to Hart, Nitewatch, the mini-series Mussolini, Fresno, Switched at Birth, and the Movie of the Week Treasure Island. He is the inventor of the Weaver-Steadman Balanced Fluid Head.

Six associate members were also voted into the Society:

Don Adams, our gifted mimic, is Director of Marketing Communications, Western Region, of the Motion Picture and TV Imaging Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. His responsibilities include advertising, sales promotion, public relations, new product introduction, trade shows, and product placement/promotion. He has also been Motion Picture and TV Production Marketing Representative, a position in which he coordinated Eastman film use by studios, independent productions, and commercial and video producers. He spent 16 years at Douglas Aircraft as a flight-test photographer at Edwards Air Force Base, and also worked as a cameraman and director/producer for the company's Advertising/Motion Picture Division. …

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