Bill Bennett, ASC
Bill Bennett, ASC was the first cinematographer to be accepted into the Society based on work done exclusively in television commercials, and over the course of his wildly prolific career, he has elevated the car spot to an art form.
The cinematographer explains how his mentor, Ron Dexter, ASC, taught him to deal with a white car on a commercial shoot.
Patrick Cady, ASC
Patrick Cady, ASC graciously sacrificed his lunch break while shooting the third season of the ABC series Body of Proof to shares stories from the low- and no-budget projects he shot when just starting out. (The interview — which also features occasional “color commentary” by gaffer Derrick Kolus — was shot onstage at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.)
Christopher Chomyn, ASC
Christopher Chomyn, ASC, describes how he created the impression of a solar eclipse for the climactic scene in the island romance SEA OF DREAMS (2006).
Christopher Chomyn, ASC, recalls how he improvised a filtration solution for a scene shared by an older actress and a younger one.
Allen Daviau, ASC
ASC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient — and five-time Oscar nominee — Allen Daviau, ASC sat down with fellow Society members Bill Bennett and David Darby to tell this tale from the making of Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun (1987). Daviau’s War Story emphasizes the importance of the truly behind-the-scenes work of the producers in getting a production in front of the cameras and ultimately onto the screen.
In another remembrance from the production of Empire of the Sun, Allen Daviau, ASC talks about shooting on location in Shanghai.
ASC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient — and five-time Oscar nominee — Allen Daviau, ASC sat down with fellow Society members Bill Bennett and David Darby to share this reminiscence from the set of the Barry Levinson-directed Bugsy.
Stephen Lighthill, ASC
In his early days as a news cameraman in San Francisco, Stephen Lighthill, ASC, landed a job on the Maysles brothers’ camera crew at the now infamous Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway.
Daniel Pearl, ASC
Daniel Pearl, ASC describes some of the trials he and director Tobe Hooper faced while shooting The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.