Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Society Welcomes Wiegand

New active member Lisa Wiegand, ASC began pursuing an interest in camerawork during her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. After completing her graduate degree programs at the University of California-Los Angeles and the American Film Institute, Wiegand shot independent features, documentaries and reality shows before entering the broadcast-television arena as 2nd-unit cinematographer for 24. She then served as 1 st-unit cinematographer for Dollhouse (AC Feb. '10), after which she briefly returned to her hometown to shoot 18 episodes of Detroit 1-8-7. Her recent television credits include Necessary Roughness, Wedding Band and Chicago Fire (AC March '13).

McDonald Named Associate

New associate member Dennis McDonald is the chief operating officer for Keslow Camera. Along with overseeing the company's day-to-day operations, McDonald works and collaborates directly with cinematographers, producers and production managers. McDonald previously worked for Isaia and Company as director of sales and finance, and served as a camera-crane operator for Turner Network Television.

Willis Remembered in New York

The ASC and the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) recently collaborated on a tribute to the late Gordon Willis, ASC. During the event, which was held at the Tribeca Film Center's Screening Room in New York City, a number of Willis' collaborators shared their memories of Willis from both on and off the set. Additionally, Sol Negrin, ASC and ICG President Steven Poster, ASC presented Willis' son, Gordon Jr., with a plaque that acknowledged the late cinematographer as "a wonderful colleague, outstanding artist and great friend." The memorial concluded with a screening of Klute, which Willis photographed for director Alan J. Pakula.

Deakins on Display in Century City

Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres recently collaborated for an exhibit of select works from the films of Roger Deakins, ASC BSC. Presented at the AMC theater in Century City, Calif., "Roger Deakins: Persistent Vision" included a photographic glimpse of Deakins' work on The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Man Who Wasn't There, Skyfall and Unbroken. At the unveiling, actor Josh Brolin introduced Deakins, who briefly spoke to a crowd that included fellow cinematographer Haskell Wexler, ASC.

In his biographical text at the front of the exhibit, Deakins saluted the late Conrad Hall, ASC with a mention of advice Hall once bestowed: "Find an apple box, sit on it, and look so deep in thought that no one would dare approach."

Walker Named Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence

Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS has been named the 2014-'15 Kodak cinematographer-in-residence at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television. Sponsored by the Eastman Kodak Co., the program began in 2000 to enhance the learning experience of students with insight from renowned cinematographers. Walker's residency began in December and continues for the remainder of the 2014-'15 academic year. Previous cinematographers-in-residence include ASC members Guillermo Navarro, Roger Deakins, Dante Spinotti, Richard Crudo, John Bailey, Stephen H. …

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