Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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New Members

The Society recently welcomed two new active members to its ranks, Adam Kane and Rodney Taylor.

A native of Burbank, California, and the son of industry veterans Artie and Sara Kane (a composer and a studio singer, respectively), Adam Kane, ASC got his start in the business at age 14 assisting the staff cameraman at a grassroots television station in Aspen, Colorado. After high school, he refined his passion for cinematography under the tutelage of Hungarian cinematographer Beda Batka at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After shooting nine films as an undergraduate, Kane next sought his master's degree from the American Film Institute. With that degree in hand, he began building his résumé, shooting commercials, infomercials, independent features, low-budget television, and video news with the Associated Press.

Since the late 1990s, Kane has shot a number of features (including The Boondock Saints, Love and Sex, The Man, Skinwalkers, and Resurrecting the Chamfi and television pilots (including Heroes, which earned an ASC Award nomination). His TV credits include The West Wing, Hack and Grey's Anatomy.

After discovering his passion for cinematography while attending the University of North Carolina, Rodney Taytor, ASC began shooting live sports for ESPN, ABC and TBS. In 1987, he photographed his first feature-length documentary, and the next year he relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked as an assistant before moving into the role of director of photography in the mid-1990s.

In addition to his narrative feature credits (including Sparkler, Morning and Hiders), Taylor has put together an impressive body of work in the Imax format, an accomplishment that earned him a Kodak Vision Award in 2003. Some of his Imax credits include Ride Around the World. Wired to Win. The Legend of Loch Lomond, Michael Jordan to the Maxand Alaska: Spirit of the Wild.

Most recently, he photographed Home of the Giants for director Rusty Gorman and Save Me for director Rob Cary. …

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