Magazine article American Cinematographer

Clubhouse News

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Clubhouse News

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Society Welcomes Chomyn

New active member Christopher Chomyn, ASC was first entranced by the filmmaking process when he visited the Edison Museum in East Orange, N.J., on his 7th birthday. He later joined a photography club at school. After graduating from Fairfield University with a degree in history, Chomyn took a trip to California. While visiting Carmel Valley, he landed a job as a production assistant on the series Doris Day's Best Friends, and when the series wrapped, he stayed in Carmel and worked as an electrician and grip. Two years later, he moved to Los Angeles and earned an MFA with honors from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.

Chomyn is currently an associate professor of practice on the cinematography faculty at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where he has taught for 15 years. While teaching, he has continued to shoot features, documentaries and commercials. At the 2010 Cine Gear Expo, he was awarded the Best Cinematography prize for his work on Wild About Harry. Chomyn has also led cinematography workshops and seminars for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Eastman Kodak and the International Film and Video Workshops, among others, and in 2010, he redesigned the cinematography curriculum for the Vancouver Film School. He is a Film Independent Project Involve mentor and an alternate on the national executive board of the International Cinematographers Guild.

Reisner Becomes Associate Member

New associate member David Reisner, the owner of D-Cinema Consulting, has served as secretary of the ASC Technology Committee since its founding, and he performs the same function for three of its subcommittees: Dl, Workflow and Advanced Imaging. He helped to design and create the ASC CDL, the ASC-PGA Camera Assessment Series and Image Control Assessment Series, the ASC-DCI Stem test, the InterSociety Digital Cinema Forum 3-D projection-luminance demonstration, the ACES Look Management Transform, and the log ACES definition. …

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