The American Society of Cinematographers

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December 2012 online articles

MI6 Under Siege

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC lends elegance to the action in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure.

Presidents Desk

On ASC CDL (Color Decision List) and ACES (Academy Color Encoding System)

DVD Playback
Reviews of current and upcoming DVD releases:

ASC Close-Up
Brief interviews with ASC members about their careers and inspirations. This month: Jerzy Zielinski

Featured in the December Print Edition:

  • Anna Karenina
  • Lincoln
  • Rust and Bone
  • It's a SpongeBob Christmas!
  • Swimmer
  • Plus Camerimage 20th Anniversary
Featured Titles
End of the Road (1970)
Cin: Gordon Willis, ASC
Dir: Aram Avakian
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Cin: Billy Williams, BSC
Dir: John Schlesinger
Terror Train (1980)
Cin: John Alcott, BSC
Dir: Roger Spottiswoode


  • Django Unchained
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Hitchcock
  • Les Misérables


  • Short Takes: Juice Train spot for the G.E. Works
  • Production Slate: Promised Land
  • Post Focus: Technicolor's recent restoration of Sunset Boulevard, and the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards
  • ASC Close Up: Newton Thomas Sigel..


  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Gangster Squad
  • Parade’s End
  • ASC Lifetime Achievement Award: Dean Semler, ASC, ACS


  • Short Takes: Marilyn Manson video Slo-Mo-Tion
  • Production Slate: Caesar Must Die and House of Cards
  • ASC Close Up: Stephen Goldblatt