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American Cinematographer
October 2016 online articles

President’s Desk

Thoughts on visiting "Shutter Island" — the Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam — and the allure of 70mm.

A Sci-Fi Showdown
online exclusive

Paul Cameron, ASC set the tone for the ambitious HBO series Westworld.

Student Perspectives

Participants detail the impact of attending the ASC Master Class.

Questioning Reality

Film noir meets science-fiction in Meridian, a metaphysical short directed and co-written by Curtis Clark, ASC and shot in HDR 60fps 4K by Markus Forderer, BVK.

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

Featured in the October Print Edition:

  • Empire 
  • Deepwater Horizon 
  • Invisible 
  • Sunday Night Football 
  • The Get Down


  • Mr. Robot
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Accountant
  • A Monster Calls


  • Short Takes: Michael Wylam on Lorne
  • Production Slate:  Ash vs Evil Dead and Berlin Station
  • Filmmakers' Forum:  Steve Roberts’ experiences on a short film made by the youth of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • ASC Close-Up: Mandy Walker


  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Allied
  • Rules Don’t Apply
  • Arrival


  • Short Takes: Kryo
  • Production Slate:  Manchester by the Sea and A Street Cat Named Bob
  • ASC Close-Up: Checco Varese