The American Society of Cinematographers

Loyalty • Progress • Artistry
March 2013 online articles

Trials by Fire

The cinematographers from Phil Spector, Californication and Chicago Fire detail their work

Strong Foundation

Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC earns the Society’s Career Achievement in Television Award

Tech Savvy

Presidents Award recipient Curtis Clark, ASC, chairman of the Society’s Technology Committee, reflects on his accomplishments

President's Desk

On "keep it rolling"

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

Featured in the March Print Edition:

  • Phil Spector
  • Californication
  • Chicago Fire
  • Lore
  • ASC Career Achievement in Television: Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC
  • ASC Presidents Award: Curtis Clark, ASC
Featured Titles
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Cin: Harold E. Stine, ASC
Dir: Ronald Neame
Backdraft (1991)
Cin: Mikael Salomon, ASC
Dir: Ron Howard
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Cin: Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC
Dir: Curtis Hanson


  • Oz: The Great and Powerful
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • In the Picture
  • Sundance Film Festival


  • Short Takes: 7x6x2, one of the first projects to shoot with Sony's PMW-F55 CineAlta camera
  • Production Slate: War Witch and The Darkest Day
  • ASC Close Up: Christopher Baffa


  • Oblivion
  • 42
  • Midnight’s Children
  • DMX Lighting
  • Academy Scientific and Technical Awards


  • Short Takes: Justin Timberlake video “Suit & Tie”
  • Production Slate: Trance and The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • ASC Close Up: Paul Maibaum