Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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Nominees for Emmy awards in the field of cinematography this year include several A.S.C. members.

For a limited series or special: Wilmer Butler, A Streetcar Named Desire; Philip Lathrop, Celebrity; Gayne Rescher, The Day After and Harry Stradling, Jr., George Washington.

For best cinematography on a series: James Crabe, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer; Sherman Kunkel, Fame; Richard Rawlings, Dynasty and Howard Schwartz, Air Wolf.

Three cinematographers were admitted to membership in the ASC recently. They include Ric Waite, Frank Raymond and Hugh Gagnier.

Gagnier, a former Canadian newsreel cameraman, began his career after military service with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was an electronic camera operator on the 1960 Winter Olympics which received an Emmy Award for best photography. He worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Company before coming to the United States where he was assistant cameraman for such television pleasers as Wild, Wild West, Rawhide, Hogan's Heroes, Gilligan's Island and Gunsmoke. He currently devotes his time as director of photography on Knots Landing; however, his credits in the recent past also include numerous other television series including The Waltons. White Shadow, Spiderman and Jessica Novak.

Ric Waite, a former Coloradoan, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-56 and was a fashion and illustration still photographer in New York for ten years. He moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and began his career in motion pictures shooting commercials and industrial films. Some of his recent credits include Brewster's Millions (Universal), Red Dawn (MGM/UA), Footloose (Paramount) and 48 Hrs. …

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