Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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New Member

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Elmira, New York, Denis Maloney, ASC has a new home amongst the Society's active members.

The son of a career navy officer and a school teacher, Maloney grew up going to the movies, and his interest in photography was sparked at an early age by the darkroom his father kept in the basement. Spending hours taking, developing and printing black-and-white photographs, Maloney soon segued into filming shorts with an 8mm camera, casting his friends and family as his repertory company.

After high school, Maloney attended Fordham University before going on to the Naval Officer Candidate Training School in Newport, Rhode Island. Receiving a commission, Maloney was stationed aboard the destroyer USS Dealey, where he was responsible for selecting the movies that the ship's crew watched nightly.

By the time he was discharged, Maloney knew he wanted to pursue a career as a filmmaker. Borrowing a 16mm camera and sampling the how-to books in the local library, he shot a 20-minute short about poverty in Rhode Island, which took first place in the Rhode Island Film Festival.

Some of Maloney's early work comprised more than 30 short children's films for Captain Kangaroo and dozens of corporate films and commercials in New York for Ogilvy and Mather Advertising. In the '90s, Maloney relocated with his wife and son to Los Angeles, notching feature film credits on such productions as No Vacancy, The Contender, Edmond and the upcoming Chasing 3000.

Lachman Nabs Bronze Frog

Edward Lachman, ASC won the Bronze Frog at the 2007 Camerimage International Festival of Cinematography for his work on I'm Not There [AC Nov. '07). Bruno Delbonnel, AFC won the Silver Frog for Across the Universe, and Janusz Kaminski won the Golden Frog for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Production Slate, AC Jan. '08).

The other films screened in competition were (in alphabetical order) Caravaggio, shot by Vittorio Storaro, ASC. AIC (AC Sept. '07); Control, shot by Martin Ruhe (AC Nov. '07); Elizabeth: The Golden Age, shot by Remi Adefarasin, BSC (AC Oct. '07); I Served the King of England, shot by Jaromir Sofr; Love in the Time of Cholera, shot by Affonso Beato, ASC, ABC; Lust, Caution, shot by Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC (AC Oct. '07); The New Man, shot by Jarkko T. Laine, FSC; Opium: The Diary of a Mad Woman, shot by Tibor Máthé; Sleuth, shot by Haris Zambarloukos, BSC (Global Villlage, AC Nov. …

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