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Bedrock of New York

The impact of Sol Negrin, ASC, SOC, on the film and television industry will live on long after his passing, as his peers, colleagues, friends, family and students recall in this loving tribute. By Pauline...
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President’s Letter May 2017

"The History of Amazement" We’ve reached a kind of “cracking point” in the field of visual effects. What do I mean by that? At this very moment we are on the verge of “cracking” the VFX ceiling...
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Silent Runners

Jess Hall, BSC, helps to create a live-action alternate future with the anime-inspired thriller Ghost in the Shell.   The 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell is among the most acclaimed entries in...
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President’s Letter April 2017

"License to Thrill" If you work in the world of movies, television, commercials and new media, do you have a job or a career? In my experience, there’s no one I know in this industry who doesn’t...
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Large and in Charge

Larry Fong, ASC, pulls some sleight-of-hand visual magic for the latest incarnation of Kong, the great ape It’s hard to find a more enduring (and misunderstood) movie monster than the great gorilla, Kong,...
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Peaks and Valleys

Local 600-shot films in Park City this year rise to new heights (and emotionally challenging depths). By David Geffner. All photos courtesy of The Sundance Institute unless otherwise noted.  Fans of indie...
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The Space Race

Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, helps bring the proud black women heroes behind NASA’s early space program out into the light Mandy Walker on location in Atlanta February 20, 1962. Fledgling astronaut John...
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Love, Actually

Ben Kufrin. By Pauline Rogers. When cinematographer Ben Kufrin and director Youssef Delara came together for their fifth feature pairing, the romantic comedy The Bounce Back, driven by actor Shemar Moore...
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CREW PHOTO: Shameless – Season 7

Crew from left to right: B-camera 1st AC: Kate Moss, DIT: John Waterman, Digital Utility: Max Moore, A-camera Operator / Steadicam Operator: Sebastien Audinelle, A-camera 2nd AC: Josh Ramos, Director of...
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Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Whiplash, the Oscar-winning Sundance hit that rocketed director Damien Chazelle to the top of every producer’s must-call list, was not necessarily a good predictor for the stunning follow-up that is La La...