May 2020

President’s Desk: Why Our Solidarity Is Now Essential

Kees van Oostrum, ASC (Photo by Jacekl Laskus, ASC, PSC) Last month, I promised you the follow-up column on the Art of Cinematography. I announced it as “In the Doghouse” and started writing the somewhat satirical interpretation of how my monitor tent on set is sometimes considered “the doghouse,” and how our position as cinematographers on set and in postproduction often parallels the life of Snoopy. However, while I was writing that, the world turned upside-down and it seemed superfluous to write about that subject at the moment. Instead, I had people asking me — as well as wondering, myself — if cinematography is still relevant in the current state of the world. Meanwhile, I have seen colleagues disappear in quiet retreat,...more

Clubhouse Day

Kees van Oostrum, ASC

Presidents Desk Patterns
February 2020

 President’s Desk: 99 Sizes

With the recent surge in the development and production of large-sensor digital cameras and all the format and lens choices, we are looking at an unprecedented number of options....more

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