Magazine article American Cinematographer

President's Desk

Magazine article American Cinematographer

President's Desk

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Within the ASC there are two basic forms of membership: active and associate. Active members are cinematographers, and everyone knows what we represent to the ASC, but there is some mystery about the role of the associate member.

According to the ASCs constitution, an associate member is a person who is not a director of photography, but is engaged in work that contributes to cinematography through either technical expertise or the rendering of services or products directly related to cinematography. That captures the gist of it, but in practice associates do much more. They come from all corners of the industry; they include camera manufacturers, post supervisors, color timers, company executives, lighting-equipment designers and many others. The contributions of one legendary East Coast associate, General Camera co-founder Dick DiBona, are detailed in this issue.

Regardless of their business affiliations, ASC associates leave those agendas at the door when they enter the Clubhouse. They participate selflessly on committees and contribute a lifetime of knowledge and expertise toward the common goal of making our craft the best it can be. They are a vital part of the Society.

Associate members understand what motivates us to do what we do, and they support that vision in ways that go beyond mere tech advice or equipment discounts. They are collaborators for the ASC the way our crews are on set. They are an integral part of our major functions, such as the ASC Awards, and major contributors to publications such as the American Cinematographer Manual. …

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