Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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Lester Shorr, ASC, whose career in motion pictures spans 60 years, was honored by his colleagues in a special tribute at the last monthly dinner meeting of 1986. Shorr, who retired earlier this year, started as an assistant cameraman in 1926 and worked for all the major studios as well as many of the independents. He was a pioneer in the television field as well, and was awarded the first Emmy for cinematography in 1952, for the Medic series.

During World War Il he served as a combat photographer and was in the thick of action in the ChinaBurma-India campaign for 26 months. He became a director of photography in 1953 while working on the Ray Bolger Show. Shorr is a past president of the ASC and has served on the Board of Directors, the Editorial Advisory Board and in other official capacities.

Associate member Leonard F. Coleman, of Pittsford, New York, has been appointed as vice-president and manager, regional business unit for United States, Canadian, and Latin American regions, Motion Picture and Audiovisual Products Division, of Eastman Kodak Company. Coleman joined Kodak in 1948 and his most recent position was as general manager of U. S. marketing and vice-president, Motion Picture and Audiovisual Products Division.

He is a fellow and former president of the SMPTE, a fellow of the British Kinematography Sound & Television Society, and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Denny Clairmont, president of Clairmont Camera Co., and Robert C. Hummel III, of Technicolor, Inc. …

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