President’s Letter – April 2015

“In Our Wheelhouse” From the beginning of the digital transition, almost 20 years ago, I and others announced that the end goal of this technology must be to find a Holy Grail of imaging – an “end-to-end, de... Read More...

How To Train Your Dragon

HBO’s Game of Thrones demands (and delivers) VFX spectacle beyond other small-screen fare A Song of Ice and Fire is the title of novelist George R. R. Martin’s series of runaway successes in fantasy fiction,... Read More...

Waterman

Local 600 Cinematographer Sonny Miller’s Legacy Washes Over the Industry in Waves of Talent and Respect. By David William McDonald. All photos Courtesy of David William McDonald. Photo by @JimRussi Anyon... Read More...

President’s Letter – March 2015

“Flocking Together” My experience with visual effects movies was in the pre-digital era. I was very fortunate to work on classics like Blade Runner and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, shooting second-uni... Read More...

Film School Confidential

Chalk talk with a class full of Local 600 cinema grads. By Pauline Rogers. Tal Lazar (Tel Aviv University, AFI) Photo Courtesy of Tal Lazar Today there isn’t anything you can’t learn about the newest in ... Read More...

Dim The Lights

Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC, peels back the veil on the most provocative book-to-screen adaptation since 9 ½ Weeks Shooting a film like Fifty Shades of Grey comes with challenges that go well beyond camera ch... Read More...

President’s Letter – February 2015

“Matters At Hand” Here’s a question that is decidedly not rhetorical: What film or television show that you’ve worked on lately has not had a publicist? Let me put it another way: Every show you’ve wor... Read More...

Alone Time

More than 50 new films shot by Local 600 members set to debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. “Me against the world” is a proper theme for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, unspool... Read More...

Hacker Sackers

Stuart Dryburgh, ASC, helps navigate a dark cyber underworld in Michael Mann’s new techno thriller, Blackhat In the byzantine digital world of computer programming, there are “white hats” and “black hats”: t... Read More...

President’s Letter – January 2015

“Windows to Our World” We’ve all been inside big-box stores, jammed end-to-end with large-screen HDTVs, only to find, as we approach these Coliseum-like displays, images that look nothing like what we, the f... Read More...

Angelina Jolie – Unbroken

Lovers of the art of cinematography will find a kindred soul in Angelina Jolie. That was obvious three years ago when the Oscar-winning actress presented Dean Semler, ACS, ASC, with an ASC Lifetime Achievement ... Read More...

Carry On

The filmmaking team behind the Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club goes even deeper into the backcountry of indie production with the raw and gorgeous Wild. In 1995, a young woman named Cheryl Strayed set out to ... Read More...