Clubhouse Transformed into ASC Gallery

    John Toll, ASC — whose work was featured — speaks with a guest. Photo by Alex Beatty

    The American Society of Cinematographers opened its first exhibition still photography by members on March 18, with the historic Clubhouse in Hollywood serving as their ASC Gallery. The nine participants in the show were Russell Carpenter, James Chressanthis, David Darby, Stephen Goldblatt, Jacek Laskus, Phedon Papamichael, John Simmons, John Toll and Theo van de Sande. Each photographer offered five images, following a loose theme of portraiture, presenting a

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    New Interview Series with Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC Now Online


    Recorded at the ASC Clubhouse during a Friends of the ASC “Coffee & Conversation” interview presentation event, a new multi-part video of Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC discussing his work in the thriller Nocturnal Animals is now online. Here’s a promotional spot for the FotASC series, also featuring interviewer Jim Hemphill, as well as the first of 8 episodes. The entire

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    Beyond The Frame: Alien


    At Shepperton Studios, director Ridley Scott (center) oversees shooting a close-up on the creepy, translucent “facehugger” creature while filming Alien (1979), photographed by Derek Vanlint, CSC. The iconic beast was designed by a team that included H.R. Giger, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon and illustrator Ron Cobb — resulting in recurring nightmares for generations of filmgoers worldwide. Scott

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    Car Lighting Technique: Bill Bennett, ASC


    Commercial cinematography — especially car work — is a distinct specialty, and in this short video, leading commercials cameraman Bill Bennett, ASC details his basic lighting approach to a classic automobile hero shot: Like this video? Join Friends of the ASC for hours of in-depth discussion and instructional clips featuring some of the world’s finest cinematographers. — Mat Newman

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    Logan: Last Action Hero


    Cinematographer John Mathieson, BSC creates a gritty sense of on-location realism for this dramatic conclusion to Wolverine’s screen saga. By Phil Rhodes At nearly 200 years old, Logan (Hugh Jackman) isn’t as agile as he used to be. The adamantium-clawed warrior once known as Wolverine walks with a limp, coughs, and can only tear into

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    Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS Talks Creative Choices at AFI


      The cinematographer discusses his creative approach to using the Alexa 65’s 6K sensor, lenses and LED lighting. As part of the recent CamerImage screening event held at the American Film Institute, ASC Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS sat down to speak about his experiences with the Arri Alexa 65 and Digital Sputnik LED lighting. On

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    James L. Neihouse, ASC Documents Frosty NASA Study


    Shooting with NASA scientists at the Geophysical Institute Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska, James L. Neihouse, ASC and company toiled in -32°F weather with their Arri Alexa, Canon EOS C700 and Canon ME20F-SH cameras to photograph Black Brant IX sounding rockets being shot up into the upper atmosphere. The effort was part of a study of aurora borealis

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    La La Land: City of Stars

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    Linus Sandgren, FSF infuses Los Angeles with heightened reality and a colorful glow in writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical throwback. By Mark Dillon Unit photography by Dale Robinette. Additional photos by Linus Sandgren, FSF. All images courtesy of Lionsgate. Both romantic comedy-drama and homage to the golden age of the Hollywood musical, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s La

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