Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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Among fine still photographers and cinematographers featured in the newest portfolio of the Brooks Institute of Photography, is Isidore Mankofsky, ASC. The 128-page coffee table publication lists the virtues of the school's photographic instruction and lauds the accomplishments of its many famous graduates.

A test film by Charles Wheeler, ASC, was part of a demonstration at the June 29 dinner meeting which featured Mole-Richardson Company's new 575-1200 watt A. C. or D. C. electronic solid state, flicker-free square wave ballast with manual color temperature adjustment.

The new Kenworthy/Nettman snorkel camera was demonstrated. The system has been used on several recent projects, notably by Dean Cundey, ASC, on Big Trouble in Little China, by John McPherson, ASC, for Batteries Not Included, and by Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, on the feature trailer for Poltergeist II. It features T/3 optics, zoom, image roll, and a wide range of focal lengths. Designed for reduced weight, the camera can be used on small dollies with add-on arms.

A newly designed 24'' watt HMI was also presented.

Seventy-one members, associate members and guests teed off in the annual ASC Golf Tournament during the last weekend of June at Camarillo Springs Golf Course. …

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