Top Gun: Maverick / David Nowell, ASC

, Episode #108

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David Nowell, ASC takes to the skies for the supersonic sequel to Tony Scott's 1986 blockbuster.

David Nowell, ASC at the operator's console of a CineJet L-39 Albatros. (Courtesy of the cinematographer)

In this episode of The American Cinematographer Podcast, we're joined by aerial cinematographer and director David Nowell, ASC to talk about his work on the film Top Gun: Maverick

This is an accompanying interview to our recent Top Gun: Maverick feature story with cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, director Joseph Kosinski, and aerial coordination Kevin LaRosa, Jr. 

You can also read our  our May 1986 cover story on Tony Scott's Top Gun, photographed by Jeffrey L. Kimball, ASC.

Also mentioned in this episode: 

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS shares his experiences from past projects and collaborations, and offers an inside look at the photography of his recent feature The Batman.

Panavision lens expert, ASC associate, and inaugural recipient of the Curtis Clark ASC Technical Achievement Award Dan Sasaki reflects on his impressive career. Dan has done a number of interviews with the magazine over the years and you can find some of them here:

In Clubhouse news, the Society welcomes new member Ava Berkofsky, ASC.

The Cine Lens Manual — a comprehensive examination of the art and science of cinema optics co-authored by ASC associate Jay Holben and Christopher Probst, ASC — is now available for purchase at The ASC Store

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