Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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Robert Primes and Adam Greenberg were elected active members of the ASC in April. Both men have received wide acclaim for their work in major motion pictures.

Greenberg was born in Poland and began his movie career in 1958 as a film lab technician in Israel. Three years later he became a news and documentary cameraman and was given several awards in Israel and at the Venice Film Festival. His first feature was The Pill, which was made in Israel. Four of the many features he photographed in Israel - I Love You Rosa, Operation Thunderbolt, The House on Chelouche Street ana Lemon Popsicle -were nominated for Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category.

In 1980 he and his family moved to Los Angeles, where he has made more than 30 features. The TerminatorC\ 982) received wide acclaim for its imaginative visuals. Some of Greenberg's best work is displayed in Three Men and a Baby, La Bamba, The Terminator, Turner and Hooch, The Iron Eagle, Alien Nation ana Ten to Midnight. Among his television credits is the award-winning special, A Woman Named Golda with Ingrid Bergman. Greenberg and his wife, Varda, became American citizens in 1986.

Primes hails from San Francisco. He studied mathematics at Reed College in Oregon and classical piano at the San Francisco Conservatory, where he met his wife, pianist Theodora Carras Primes. His work in still photography led to work as cinematographer for a San Francisco production company and between 1964 and 1975 he wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited documentaries, short films and commercials. …

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