Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Society Welcomes Medencevic

Born in Derventa, Bosnia-Herzegovina, new ASC member Suki Medencevic developed an early interest in both science and art. Before graduating from high school, he chose to focus on photography, and he became one of only five students accepted in the National School of Dramatic Arts' department of cinematography in Belgrade. He furthered his education at the renowned National Film School in Prague, where he earned a master's degree in cinematography and also won the Chancellor's Award and the Jaroslav Kucera Award for his accomplishments behind the camera.

Medencevic came to Los Angeles in 1 991 as a guest of the University of California-Los Angeles, where he taught and conducted workshops. Since then, he has compiled credits on features, short films, special-venue films, documentaries and commercials, shooting a variety of formats that range from 70mm to high-definition video.

For his work on The Great Water, Medencevic was nominated for a Golden Frog at the 2004 Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography and won the Best Cinematography award at Spain's Mostra Valencia festival. He remains committed to still photography, demonstrating particular interest in architectural and fashion photography, and collections of his stills have been the subject of multiple solo exhibits.

Deakins Wins Spirit Award

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC won the cinematography prize for his work on Ethan and Joel Coen'sA Serious Man during the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Deakins won a Spirit Award in 1997 for Fargo, and was also nominated in 1991 tor Homicide.

Deakins' competition this year comprised Andrij Parekh, for Cold Souls; Peter Zeitlinger, for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans; Anne Misawa, for Treeless Mountain; and Adriano Goldman, for Sin Nombre (AC April '09).

Fiore Visits Alma Mater, Wins Oscar

Mauro Fiore, ASC won this year's Academy Award for cinematography for his work on Avatar (AC Jan. '1O). He was nominated alongside Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AK1 for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Barry Ackroyd, BSC, for The Hurt Locker (AC July 09); Robert Richardson, ASC, for lnglourious Basterds (AC Sept. '09); and Christian Berger, AAC, for 77ie Whits Ribbon (AC Jan. '10).

In the weeks before the Oscar ceremony, Fiore returned to his alma mater, Columbia College Chicago, where he visited the school's new Media Production Center and spoke with students. …

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