Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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The ASC recently inducted Darius Wolski and Gil Hubbs into its active membership.

Wolski, a native of Warsaw, Poland, attended the Polish Film School. In 1979 he relocated to New York City, where he served as an assistant cameraman on industrials, commercials, documentaries, and low-budget features. In 1987, Wolski moved to Los Angeles and began working as a director of photography on music videos; he also shot his first feature, American Playhouse's Land of Little Rain, directed by Evelyn Purcell. His next project was Paul Mayersburg's Nightfall for Roger Corman Productions. During this time, Wolski was shooting music videos for such directors as David Fincher, Julian Temple, Russell Mulcahy and David Hogan, and commercials for director Alex Proyas. His next feature was Peter Medak's Romeo is Bleeding. Wolski then reteamed with Proyas as the cinematographer on The Crow. His commercial work attracted the attention of Tony Scott, who hired him to shoot both Crimson Tide [see AC June '96] and The Fan [to be covered in in next month's issue]. Wolski is currently working on Proyas' new film Dark City.

Hubbs began his career in documentaries, working for David Wolper, Robert Guenette and the BBC. He then moved into the commercial arena for several years, working with such agencies as Avery/Linquist, Dove Films and Filmfair. His first feature credit as a director of photography was in 1968 on Bruce Lee's breakthrough film, Enter The Dragon (directed by Robert Clouse). Hubbs then became an active cinematographer for both theatrical and television films. …

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