August 2023

An Eye for the Cameras: Richard Edlund, ASC

This article was originally published in AC Aug. 2023.Camera photos courtesy of Richard Edlund, ASC. Other images courtesy of the ASC Archive. The private workplace of Richard Edlund, ASC is an Aladdin’s cave of cinema history. Housed behind a modest storefront in midtown Los Angeles, artifacts include a three-strip Technicolor camera with provenance dating back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, a behemoth 65mm Mitchell BFC, and the 65mm tri-pack matte camera custom built by George Randle and used by visual-effects legend Douglas Trumbull to composite images for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Blade Runner. A cabinet of still cameras contains Leicas, Nikons, Rolleiflexes, subminiature Minox spy cameras, and other favorites. Edlund’s...more

Edlund Arri 65 camera


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