Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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OSCAR-NOMINEE WILLIAM FRAKER, ASC, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ASC

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers elected William A. Fraker, ASC, two-time Academy Award Nominee, president of that body on Monday evening, April 2, 1979.

Fraker succeeds Winton Hoch, who passed away on March 21, 1979.

Bill Fraker was elected to membership in the American Society of Cinematographers in February of 1967. Some of his credits at that time were GAMES, THE FOX, THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, FADE IN, ROSEMARY'S BABY, and BULLITT. He is a graduate of Cinema from the University of Southern California and was a film editor for various television companies before being admitted to the union. He received an Academy nomination for LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR in 1978 and a nomination this year for HEAVEN CAN WAIT.

LASZLO KOVACS, ASC, TO CONDUCT SUMMER WORKSHOP IN LIGHTING AND FILM PRODUCTION

Hollywood cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, ASC, will conduct an intensive workshop this summer dealing with the motion picture image, lighting, and production techniques, July 1 through 8, at the Maine Photographic Workshop in the small harbor village of Rockport, Maine. Laszlo will spend a full week talking and working with fellow filmmakers, solving technical and artistic problems dealing with the photographic image. There are daily lectures, screenings, location setups, test shootings, rushes, lighting demonstrations, critiques, and lots of dialogue. Participants will tackle daily production and location problems, set up lights, select camera angles, and expose film to test the controls available to filmmakers. Evenings there are screenings, critiques, student films, selected films, and one of Laszlo's feature films-all aimed at stimulating dialogue dealing with the photographic image.

The content of the workshop covers a variety of technical areas, including the frame and composition, camera movement, lighting, color controls and filtration, and processing, as well as advanced production problem solving. …

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