Dean Cundey, ASC to Talk Jurassic Park at PhotoCon LA

Dean Cundey, ASC and Steven Spielberg flank the camera while filming Jurassic Park.

Dean Cundey, ASC and Steven Spielberg flank the camera while filming Jurassic Park.

Cinematographer and ASC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dean Cundey, ASC  — whose credits include Halloween, Escape From New York, The Thing, Back to the Future Trilogy, Jurassic Park and Apollo 13 — will be the subject of the panel discussion “The Making of Jurassic Park: The Virtual Effects & its Impact on Today’s Sci-Fi Adventure Genre,” taking place at the upcoming PhotoCon LA 2016.

Dean Cundey, ASC and Steven Spielberg.

Dean Cundey, ASC and Steven Spielberg on location in Hawaii while shooting Jurassic Park.

The event will be held in the Magic Box convention center and event space in downtown Los Angeles at 4:30-5:30pm on Sunday, May 22, in Classroom 1.

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Cundey first attracted widespread attention when he collaborated with John Carpenter on the production of Halloween (1978). The two filmmakers continued to work together on such memorable films as The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, Halloween II and III, and Big Trouble in Little China. 

Dean Cundey, ASC

Dean Cundey, ASC

For his work on Robert Zemeckis’ landmark, live-action film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Cundey garnered both Oscar and BAFTA nominations. Zemeckis and Cundey also teamed up on the beloved Back to the Future trilogy, Romancing the Stone, and Death Becomes Her. Cundey earned his first nomination from his peers at the ASC for Steven Spielberg’s Hook (1991), and a second one for his gripping imagery of Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (1995). He also earned the Society of Operating Cameraman’s President’s Award in 1999.

Cundey’s credits also include What Women Want, GarfieldThe Holiday, The Spy Next Door, Jack and Jill, Crazy Kind of Love, Walking with the Enemy and Carry Me Home.

The ASC and American Cinematographer magazine will be exhibiting throughout PhotoCon LA, May 21-22 (10am-6pm each day).

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