November 2023

Shared Spaces: Kirsten Johnson, ASC

This article was originally published with a different introduction in AC March, 2019. Kirsten Johnson, ASC — the award-winning director of Cameraperson (2016) and Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020), and cinematographer of award-winning documentary films like Citizenfour (2014), The Invisible War (2012), and The Oath (2010) — embodies the duality of her craft: she is both a masterful technician and an intuitive artist. Johnson shares her perspective while shooting in Darfur, Sudan. Her work challenges the conventional view of the cameraperson as a mere observer and reflects a deeper, more personal way of seeing — from capturing the realities of war zones and hospitals to the subtleties of boxing matches, churches, courtrooms, and classrooms, as...more

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August 2023

Creating Custom Optics for Oppenheimer

How ASC associate member and Panavision Senior Vice President of Optical Engineering and Lens Strategy Dan Sasaki designed an IMAX lens relay for the film's fascinating microphotography sequences....more

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