ASC Clubhouse Conversations 2019 Video Collection

In a series of in-depth interviews conducted in front of a live audience in the Society's historic Clubhouse. ASC members share their inspirations and experiences while analyzing their own work and offering an informative look at their decision-making process.

2019 Clubhouse Conversations participants:

Caleb Deschanel and Robert Legato, Ed Lachman, Lawrence Sher, Phedon Papamichael, Rachel Morrison, Rodrigo Prieto, and Steve Yedlin.

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ASC Members Caleb Deschanel and Robert Legato

ASC members Caleb Deschanel and Robert Legato recently visited the ASC Clubhouse for a discussion with American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill on their latest collaboration, The Lion King

The film is a photorealistic computer-generated reimagining of the classic Disney animated feature. Deschanel served as the director of photography, and Legato served as the visual effects supervisor. While Legato had previous experience on similar photorealistic Disney projects — he served as visual effects supervisor on The Jungle Book — this was a first for Deschanel.

For more information check out our Event Coverage and AC's Lion King Coverage.

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Ed Lachman, ASC

Edward Lachman, ASC recently visited the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for a conversation with filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill about his latest project, Dark Waters

The feature is a legal thriller based on the 2016 New York Times Magazine article, “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare,” and details environmental attorney Robert Bilott (portrayed by Mark Ruffalo) as he uncovers a connection between a number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations.

Click here to read our Event Coverage.

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Lawrence Sher, ASC

Lawrence Sher, ASC visited the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for a discussion with longtime American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill about his award-winning camerawork in Joker.

The critically acclaimed project is a psychological thriller and drama that provides an origin story for the infamous DC Comics villain. Joker marks the first R-rated picture to earn $1 billion, is the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, and, in terms of budget-to-gross ratio, is the most profitable comic book–based movie.

For more about Larry's work on Joker, check out our Making Of VideoAC's Joker Podcast, and our Event Coverage.

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Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC

Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC during a “Clubhouse Conversations” presentation event discusses his work on the sports drama Ford v Ferrari — his latest collaboration with director James Mangold.

Ford v Ferrari is a based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

For more information please check out the AC Article, our Interview with the Director, and our Event Coverage.

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Rachel Morrison, ASC

Rachel Morrison, ASC recently visited the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for a discussion with longtime American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill about her recent feature project Seberg

The film is a political thriller/drama directed by Benedict Andrews and is centered on Breathless actress Jean Seberg as she is targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO surveillance program. 

For more information check out our Event Coverage.

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Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC

Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC visited the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood this week for a discussion with filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill about his work on the epic crime drama The Irishman

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the picture marks the third collaboration between him and Prieto. Their other features are The Wolf of Wall Street and Silence. Prieto’s credits include Brokeback MountainBabelFrida and Argo.

For more information check out our AC Article and Event Coverage.

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Steve Yedlin, ASC

Steve Yedlin, ASC recently visited the historic ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for a discussion about his work on the comedic crime drama Knives Out. Yedlin was joined by longtime collaborators Rian Johnson and colorist Aidan Stanford of FotoKem's Keep Me Posted. The conversation was led by frequent American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill

Knives Out is a modern take on a whodunit mystery of a family gathering gone awry following the patriarch’s death. Written and directed by Johnson, the picture was photographed on an Arri Alexa Mini with Zeiss Master Primes and Panasonic zoom lenses.

For more information check out our Event Coverage.

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