Gordon Willis, ASC: His Approach
Willis emphasizes that when making creative choices, “why” is more important than “how.”
Owen Roizman, ASC: The 'Poster' Shot for The Exorcist
Roizman reveals how they created the seemingly impossible poster image of The Exorcist, a blindingly bright light shining through a window with closed curtains.
AC Subscriber Exclusive - Haskell Wexler, ASC on Teamwork
An American Cinematographer Subscriber Exclusive, Haskell Wexler, ASC discusses the importance of teamwork.
AC Subscriber Exclusive - Gordon Willis, ASC
This Subscribers-only excerpt is from a 6-hour long interview with Willis, which will be the basis of a forthcoming documentary from the ASC.
Haskell Wexler, ASC: Being an Assistant in Newsreels
A behind-the-scenes, first person account of how news images are captured, and sometimes staged.
Haskell Wexler, ASC: On James Wong Howe, ASC, Picnic and Technicolor
Wexler describes Howe's influence on cinematography, as well as his own work as an assistant on Picnic.
Haskell Wexler, ASC: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
His first studio film, Wexler discusses working with Mike Nichols, and lighting Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
Haskell Wexler, ASC: Cinema Verit, Salesman, and filming in Vietnam
Wexler reveals two seminal moments from his career, revealing both the truth and artifice of documentary filmmaking.
Haskell Wexler, ASC: Technical Innovation in Documentaries
Wexler discusses developing the Super16 camera, as well as the impact of soft lighting and crystal sync audio recording.