Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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Joining as active members of the A.S.C. in recent months are Stephen Goldblatt and Steven B. Poster. Added to the associate membership are Albert L. Mayer and Steven E. Manios.

Goldblatt's career began as a still photographer in London where he "was lucky to have photographs of the Beatles published by Life Magazine," he says, when he was only 22 years old. Prior to that his photos of Winston Churchill's funeral were published in France.

Along with Ridley and Tony Scott, Goldblatt attended the Royal College of Art, School of Film, after which he devoted himself to moving pictures in a variety of assignments. He and his wife now live in Hollywood. His most recent credits include: Lethal Weapon, Young Sherlock Holmes, Cotton Club, The Hunger, and Outland.

Poster is a native of Chicago, where he attended school and graduated from the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He began his motion picture career with commercials and after being called upon to do second unit photography for Hollywood films, made his move to Los Angeles in 1975. His credits as director of photography include Someone to Watch Over Me, The Boy Who Could Fly, Blue City, Heavenly Kid, and Testament.

Mayer began his USA career with the Mitchell Camera Corp. as a design engineer after moving here in 1962 from Germany. In 1968 he joined Panavision to help design a 35mm hand-held camera, which became the Panaflex. He is presently working at Panavision as vice president of research and development. …

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