New Edition of AC Offers Unconventional Insight 

Our October 2021 issue of American Cinematographer features a focus on specialized cinematography — including underwater and sports photography.

Here’s a look at this month’s slate:

• ASC member Pete Romano discusses his prolific career in underwater cinematography, as well as new innovations and technologies in this specialized field.

• A look at the visual techniques and technologies that are bringing cinematic elements to such sporting events as Fox Sports’ “Field of Dreams” baseball game, the Olympics, and Fox NFL. (An extended online edition of this story can be found here.)

• Reminiscence cinematographer Paul Cameron, ASC and crew employ projection-mapping and virtual-production methods to create an in-camera hologram effect for director Lisa Joy’s sci-fi drama.

• Cinematographer Jenna Rosher details photographing director R.J. Cutler’s documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.


• A pictorial tour of the documentary Playing With Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story, with remarks from cinematographer Judd Overton.

• Shot Craft: A discussion of the specialized filmmaking techniques cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw and crew employed to accomplish a long continuous sequence on an episode of the Marvel/Disney Plus series Loki.

• In Memoriam: AC recalls the career of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Jack C. Couffer, ASC.

• Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature the welcoming of new members John Conroy and James Hawkinson; recent achievements of ASC members Phedon Papamichael and Pete Kozachik; and a remembrance of Steadicam expert, camera operator and cinematographer Dan Kneece.

• Wrap Shot: ASC members Bill Butler and Michael Chapman, along with director Steven Spielberg, in Martha’s Vineyard on the set of Jaws.

The digital edition of this issue is now live, and our print subscribers will soon have their copies.

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On Our Cover: Pete Romano, ASC captures a dynamic underwater shot of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the 2012 feature Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. (Photo by Loren Elkins, courtesy of Romano.)

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