A special focus on commercial cinematography highlights the issue.
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.
• 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: