The digital edition of our December 2020 issue of American Cinematographer is now available to subscribers.
The cover features a photo from the National Geographic nature series Hostile Planet and showcases a special focus on nonfiction production, as directors of photography and others who shoot real-world footage discuss their tactics and philosophies.
This issue’s coverage includes:
• ASC members Joan Churchill, Shana Hagan, Guillermo Navarro and Buddy Squires describe their respective approaches to documentary storytelling. • Filmmakers describe the intense scrutiny and political pressure of making the feature doc The Dissident.
• The team behind the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch detail shooting under extreme Arctic conditions.
• Director-cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s ode to her father, Dick Johnson Is Dead, which puts a metaphysical spin on the documentary form.
This issue also includes a Picture Partners director/cinematographer interview with collaborators Unjoo Moon and Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS regarding their biopic I Am Woman; a special Shot Craft piece on improving your Zoom experience; an In Memoriam tribute to Peter Sova, ASC; profiles on new ASC members; and highlights from the past decade of the magazine’s cinematography coverage.
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