November Issue of AC Details Shooting House of the Dragon

Coverage this month also includes cinematographers Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC; Stephen H. Burum, ASC; James Friend, ASC, BSC; K.K. Senthil Kumar, ISC and more.

At top, Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC, who shot the House of the Dragon pilot as well as Episodes 6 and 7. (Photo by Theo Whiteman, courtesy of HBO.)

Our November 2022 issue has special focuses on color correction and independent production, offering interviews with colorists Asa Shoul and Andrew Daniel, and observations from ASC members who shot some now-famous indie films. Also featured are coverage of the HBO series House of the Dragon and the indie 5-25-77; interviews with Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC — including discussions about her work on Where the Crawdads Sing and The Woman King — and with 2022 Camerimage Lifetime Achievement honoree Stephen H. Burum, ASC; reports on the films All Quiet on the Western Front and RRR; and an update on the ASC MHL and ASC FDL.

On Our Cover: Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) is chosen by her father, King Viserys (Paddy Considine), to be his heir to the Iron Throne in House of the Dragon. (Photo by Ollie Upton, courtesy of HBO.)

In further detail:

• Cinematographers Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC; Pepe Avila del Pino, AMC; Alejandro Martinez; and Catherine Goldschmidt — as well as showrunner/director Miguel Sapochnik and colorist Asa Shoul — detail their approach to HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon. 

• James Friend, ASC, BSC; director Edward Berger; and colorist Andrew Daniel discuss immersing the audience in World War I action for All Quiet on the Western Front

• Polly Morgan, ASC, BSC shares the creative strategies she applied to the features Where the Crawdads Sing and The Woman King.

• The 2022 EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival honors Stephen H. Burum, ASC for lifetime achievement. 

• ASC members Ernest Dickerson (She’s Gotta Have It), Frederick Elmes (Blue Velvet), Walt Lloyd (sex, lies, and videotape), David Klein (Clerks), Matthew Libatique (Pi), Wally Pfister (Memento) and Steven Poster (Donnie Darko) recall how they approached films that became milestones in their respective careers.

• Director/writer Patrick Read Johnson discusses 5-25-77, an indie feature two decades in the making that was inspired by connections he made with the ASC and American Cinematographer when he was a teen in rural Illinois.

• Shot Craft: A look at two ASC MITC initiatives: the Media Hash List (MHL) and Framing Decision List (FDL).

• Global Village: Cinematographer K.K. Senthil Kumar, ISC discusses filming Indian superstars for the fantastical worldwide hit RRR.

• Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature new member Mike Gioulakis; Emmy winners Checco Varese, ASC and Gary Baum, ASC; the latest in-person ASC Master Class; dates and deadlines for the 37th Annual ASC Awards; the ASC and International Cinema Lighting Society panel in New York; and an ASC Education & Outreach luncheon with students from Nevada.       

• Wrap Shot: The Beaulieu 4008 Super 8 camera.  

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