The American Society of Cinematographers

Loyalty • Progress • Artistry
February 2016 online articles

President's Desk

How will our work be perceived decades from now?

Interview with J.J. Abrams

Director J.J. Abrams discusses his collaborative process on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Interview with Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy offers her perspective on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Hail, Caesar
online exclusive

A Q&A with Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, about the latest comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen.

2016 Sundance Film Festival
online exclusive

Interviews with the filmmakers behind Cameraperson, The Fits, Notes on Blindness and The Lure.

Academy Salutes Sci-Tech Award Honorees
online exclusive

AMPAS honors SMPTE and others during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation.

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

Featured in the February Print Edition:

  • Star Wars Cinematography
  • Star Wars Production Design
  • Star Wars Visual Effects
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Black Angel


  • Vinyl
  • Race
  • ASC Lifetime Achievement Award: John Toll, ASC
  • ASC Career Achievement in Television Award: Lowell Peterson, ASC
  • ASC Presidents Award: Bill Bennett, ASC


  • Short Takes: Yellow
  • Production Slate:  The Witch and The Wave
  • ASC Close-Up: Peter Moss


  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Remembering Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and Haskell Wexler, ASC
  • Primer on Perspective


  • Short Takes: Nocturnes: The Paintings of Eric Merrell
  • Production Slate:  11.22.63 and Ghost Adventures
  • ASC Close-Up: James Anderson