President’s Letter – September 2014

“Feeling Good!” I’m so thrilled and excited moving into these last few weeks of September; I know the Emerging Cinematographer Awards are upon us. This is not just a minor awards event; it really has helped ... Read More...

Best Cine Gear Ever?

The 2014 L.A.-based trade show hits it out of the park. All we can say: “Can’t Wait For Next Year!” By Pauline Rogers. Photos by Beth Dubber. Despite the usual array of parking, weather (as in very hot) and ... Read More...

President’s Letter – August 2014

“Closing the Circle” Have you ever heard this little story from Sam Haskins, a British photographer who was born and raised in South Africa? A photographer goes to a party given by a New York socialite. A... Read More...

Good Night, Fair Prince

Gordon Willis, ASC (1931-2014). By Pauline Rogers. Zelig (1983) Photo by Kerry Hayes As soon as word got out that Gordon Willis, ASC often referred to as “the Prince of Darkness,” (more on that nickname later... Read More...

Monkey Sea

How Michael Seresin, ONZM BSC, and the creative team from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes found the “missing link” of cinematic emotion. ... Read More...

President’s Letter – July 2014

“TMI” I’m writing this the day before Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, an annual celebration of new technology that’s also a prime opportunity to reunite with colleagues we occasionally see throughout the year... Read More...

Shape Shifters

NAB 2014 was about never standing in the same spot too long, as vendors, panelists, and industry tastemakers echoed a message of “intelligent change.” By Valentina I. Valentini. Photos by Beth Dubber. ... Read More...

Joel Cox – Jersey Boys

American Cinema Editors (ACE) Lifetime Career Achievement Award–winning Joel Cox began his career in 1969 working on a trio of diverse films. He was assistant editor on Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch and Franci... Read More...

Into the Wild

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, and DreamWorks Animation tame epic new lands for How To Train Your Dragon 2. ... Read More...

President’s Letter – June 2014

“As The World Turns” There are so many ways to move a camera. But none is more important then when the image serves the story. To that point, I recall a movie at last year’s Camerimage Festival called Ida, d... Read More...

Coming At You! Lighting for Live Events

Lighting for Live Events, whether actually live or live-to-tape, now includes a range of challenges for Local 600 Lighting Designers – from the massive set ups for Robert Dickinson and the Full Flood team often... Read More...