AC Archives ’16 Collection

January (Volume 97, Number 1)

President's Desk
The Camerimage International Film Festival is the premier celebration of cinematography. 

Macbeth
Adam Arkapaw brings the famous tragedy to the big screen. 

ASC Theatrical Release Nominees - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
The cinematographers on SicarioBridge of SpiesCarolThe Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road discuss their ASC-nominated work. 

     Sidebar: Roger Deakins
     Sidebar: Janusz Kaminski
     Sidebar: Ed Lachman
     Sidebar: Emmanuel Lubezki
     Sidebar: John Seale

ASC Spotlight Nominees - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Interviews with the ASC Award-nominated cinematographers on Macbeth and Son of Saul

     Sidebar: Adam Arkapaw
     Sidebar: Mátyás Erdély
     Sidebar: Cary Joji Fukunaga

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

February (Volume 97, Number 2)

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 CamerapersonThe FitsNotes on Blindness and The Lure.

     Sidebar: Cameraperson
     Sidebar: The Fits
     Sidebar: Notes on Blindness
     Sidebar: 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

March (Volume 97, Number 3)

President's Desk
Hard work does not have to cost your health and safety. 

Breaking Boundaries - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Peter Levy, ASC, ACS reteams with director Stephen Hopkins on Race, a period drama about the real-life achievements of track star Jesse Owens. 

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

April (Volume 97, Number 4)

President's Desk 

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

A Clash of Titans
Larry Fong, ASC and director Zack Snyder employ film negative and customized optics to capture an epic face-off between iconic superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Top-Dollar Camerawork - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Cinematographer Jake Polonsky, BSC delivers two visually distinct worlds in the Showtime series Billions.

May (Volume 97, Number 5)

President's Desk
Considering how venerable ASC members foretold the future of technology, and how artistry is the heart of cinematography.

Demolition
Director of photography Yves Bélanger, CSC and director Jean-Marc Vallée bring their minimalist approach to Demolition, a drama about a man who tears down his life in order to move forward.

Hardcore Henry
Creating a unique first-person POV perspective for the action-thriller Hardcore Henry.

Welles, Toland and Citizen Kane - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
AC presents an excerpt from a new book about the making of the classic film, which focuses on wunderkind writer-director-producer-star Orson Welles’ relationship with ace cinematographer Gregg Toland, ASC.

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

June (Volume 97, Number 6)

President's Desk
Considering the relationships between the many cinematography societies around the world, how many disciplines in the movie industry can make a remotely similar claim to such solidarity, affection and respect for one another? 

Time and Space
James Neihouse, ASC trains a crew of astronauts to shoot the Imax feature A Beautiful Planet.

High-Rise
Faulty Tower: Director of photography Laurie Rose and director Ben Wheatley elevate the surreal High-Rise. 

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

July (Volume 97, Number 7)

Moving Pictures - The Neon Demon
Director Nicolas Winding Refn discusses his use of the camera in this summer’s most unsettling thriller. 

The Aliens Strike Back
Markus Förderer, BVK puts a premium on simplicity and realism for the summer blockbuster Independence Day: Resurgence. 

The Shallows: Dangerous Waters
Director Jaume Collet-Serra and cinematographer Flavio Labiano reel in a taut seaside thriller. 

Reframing the Wild West
The director discusses his work on the docu-style miniseries The American West with cinematographer Kevin M. Graves.

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

August (Volume 97, Number 8)

To Be Bourne
Barry Ackroyd, BSC grounds high-stakes action with documentary realism for Jason Bourne.

Body Language
Cinematographer Larkin Seiple infuses outlandish scenarios with raw beauty and vibrant color for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Swiss Army Man.

Embracing the Weirdness - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Swiss Army Man directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert on shooting their absurdist discourse on loneliness.

Seeing the Light in Life
A detailed account of learning to work with Lytro Cinema — a pioneering light-field capture system. 

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

September (Volume 97, Number 9)

President’s Desk
Recognizing the cinematographer’s artistic contribution. 

Hero's Journey
Cinematographer Frank Passingham and a team of artists bring director Travis Knight’s stop-motion adventure Kubo and the Two Strings to life. 

Grand Delusion
Cinematographer Eigil Bryld channels the Dutch Golden Age painters for the period drama Tulip Fever. 

Taking Flight
Director of photography Simon Niblett brings an intuitive approach to the high-flying documentary The Eagle Huntress.

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

October (Volume 97, Number 10)

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

November (Volume 97, Number 11)

President’s Desk
Thoughts on the coming future of filmmaking with China. 

Radical Hackers
Cinematographer Tod Campbell discusses his work in Mr. Robot, one of the most unique-looking shows on television 

Walking Dead and Loving It - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Cinematographer Stephen Campbell details his visual approach to the apocalyptic horror drama The Walking Dead. (Part I of II.)

December (Volume 97, Number 12)

President’s Desk
Thoughts on “ the ultimate commitment to making an image.”

Love and War
Don Burgess, ASC reunites with director Robert Zemeckis to frame the World War II thriller Allied almost exclusively on stage. 

In Memoriam
Richard Frank Gunter, ASC (1951-2016) 

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

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