Mank Featured in Upcoming Issue of AC

The camerawork of ASC members Steven Fierberg, ​Ben Joiner, ​Erik Messerschmidt, ​​Robert Primes and ​Martin Ruhe​ is showcased.

The new February 2021 edition of American Cinematographer arrives soon. 

Along with a special focus on international production that spans the globe, this 80-page issue features three cinematographer-director duos, coverage of a hit Netflix series, and a piece on the making of a short-form production in Cuba. 

Here’s a look at this month’s slate of features:

• Erik Messerschmidt, ASC and director David Fincher discuss their collaboration on Mank.
• Martin Ruhe, ASC and director George Clooney on The Midnight Sky.
• Cinematographer Joshua James Richards and director Chloé Zhao on Nomadland.
• Steven Fierberg, ASC shares his thoughts on shooting in France for Emily in Paris.
• An international-production piece features Ben Joiner, ASC — who discusses his work throughout the world for the series The Grand Tour — as well as reports from filmmakers in New Zealand, China, Mexico and Estonia.  

Shot Craft: This second half of a series on LED lighting features chats with ASC members John Schwartzman, Craig Kief and Markus Förderer, as well as colorist Dave Franks.

Short Takes: Robert Primes, ASC on shooting in Cuba for Piel Canela.

Wrap Shot: Tying in with Mank’s connection to Citizen Kane, this issue of AC closes with excerpts from a vintage AC article penned by Gregg Toland, ASC 80 years ago for the February 1941 edition of the magazine. (Our Archive subscribers can read that entire article now.)

The digital edition of the new February issue will be live soon, and subscribers will be receiving it in the coming week. Not a subscriber yet? Do it now.

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