New May 2021 Edition of AC Arrives

A special focus on commercial cinematography highlights the issue.

At top, our May cover and director-cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, ASC.

Our May issue of American Cinematographer is now available to our digital subscribers and the print edition is in the mail.

This edition offers a special focus on commercial cinematography, as well as a feature story on Society member Charlotte Bruus Christensen’s “rethinking” of Black Narcissus:

Presented as well are the first installment of our new virtual-production department, career insights from ASC members, a piece on the future of film, and a Romanian filmmaking duo’s documentary collaboration. Here’s a look at this month’s slate:

• Charlotte Bruus Christensen, ASC on photographing and directing Black Narcissus.

• Peter Moss, ASC, ACS shares his wisdom on shooting commercials, detailing his lighting approach to several table-top setups.

Pater Moss, ASC, ACS conducts a lighting demo in the ASC Clubhouse as part of our Online Master Class focused on commercial lighting.

• Mentorship-focused ASC members Bill Dill, Henner Hofmann, • Charles Minsky and Amelia Vincent offer career advice and counsel. Plus a report on the ASC Vision Mentorship Program, featuring remarks from Patti Lee, ASC — and another on Dialogues With ASC • Cinematographers, a program spearheaded by George Spiro Dibie, ASC.  

• Acasa, My Home documentarians Radu Ciorniciuc and Mircea Topoleanu follow a Romanian family’s exodus from the wilderness:

• Film Forward: The first entry in a multi-part series examining the future of film capture.

• Shot Craft: Paul Cameron, ASC; Christopher Probst, ASC; and Zoë White, ACS discuss commercial trends and techniques.

• The Virtual World: The debut installment of our new department reinforces AC’s longstanding commitment to exploring virtual production from a cinematographer’s perspective.

• In Memoriam: AC remembers the lives and work of Society members Judy Irola and John C. Hora.

• Clubhouse News: The Society welcomes associate member Andrew Tiffen and Jody Lee Lipes, ASC. Mandy Walker ASC, ACS keynotes HPA Tech Retreat.

• Wrap Shot: An image from the 1947 Technicolor classic Black Narcissus, shot by Jack Cardiff, BSC.

Not a subscriber yet? Do it today to get our June issue, complete with a copy of the 112-page 35th Annual ASC Awards Program Book:

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