New April American Cinematographer Arrives

Latest edition showcases creative approach to visual storytelling — from creating a sense of period authenticity to documenting the artistic process.

At top, in a frame from Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, team owner Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly) and coach Jerry West (Jason Clarke) flank their new star: Earvin “Magic” Johnson (Quincy Isaiah).

Our April 2022 issue presents a career profile on Anthony B. Richmond, ASC, BSC; coverage of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers DynastyBlack Art: In the Absence of Light, and The Envoys; an examination of motion-capture technology used in new media; a discussion on cinematography on web series; and more. 

Here’s a look at this month’s slate:

Anthony B. Richmond, ASC, BSC offers his recollections of his experiences in the world of rock ‘n’ roll — including his work with the Beatles on Let It Be (unused footage of which was restored and incorporated into Peter Jackson’s documentary series Get Back), the Rolling Stones on Sympathy for the Devil and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, and David Bowie on The Man Who Fell to Earth. (Subscribers can access this article here.)

Anthony B. Richmond, ASC, BSC while shooting The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).

Cinematographers Todd Banhazl and Mihai Malaimare Jr. and crew talk with AC about creating the look of 1970s Ektachrome film (while employing 35mm, 16mm and Super 8 capture) and vintage video with the aid of mixed formats, for the HBO sports drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty(Subscribers can access this article here.)

Shooting the sports drama Winning Time.

Cinematographers Henry Adebonojo and John Simmons, ASC share their thoughts on their unexpected collaboration on the HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light

John Simmons, ASC

Antonio Riestra, ASC, AEC, AČK discusses working in Mexico on the Paramount Plus series The Envoys, which follows two priests as they attempt to track down an alleged miracle healer who has mysteriously disappeared.

The Virtual World: AC explores the democratization of motion-capture technology, which has allowed new-media cinematographers and content creators the ability to create dynamic mocap characters on modest budgets.

Shot Craft: Discussions with Society members Tommy Maddox-Upshaw and Alice Brooks on their early work in web series, and how those projects served as creative exercises and professional training ground.

Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature the welcoming of new members Arlene Nelson and Pete Konczal

Wrap Shot: An image of the Harlem Globetrotters with cinematographer Philip Tannura, ASC and crew on the set of the all-star basketball squad’s 1951 self-titled film. 

Print subscribers should receive this issue soon, while digital edition subscribers already have full access.

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On our cover: A striking 2019 still photo taken in Stockholm, Sweden, by Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF.

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