Magazine Articles

Russell Carpenter, ASC heads up Titanic team

James Cameron analyzes his obsession

Rob Legato and Digital Domain use modern methods to evoke past era

Special Effects artists design a screenworthy vessel

Cameron and Carpenter discuss how care and rigid procedures can result in optimum images

 Cameron employs CFI Laboratories' unique remote color-timing system

 VIFX jumps aboard project to add convincing details

On-Line Exclusives



Rob Legato describes the tactics adopted to simulate the sinking of the Titanic

Exclusive set photos, ship models in use and shots documenting exploration of the original wreck

Three extraordinary clips from the film

ASC Titanic Links

Ask Carpenter
E-mail Russell Carpenter, ASC, and read his responses to cinematography-related questions about his work on Titanic
Cinematographer's Tips
Russell Carpenter, ASC reveals a few lighting tricks he used while filming Titanic
Favorite Forgotten Films
Discover which films inspired Russell Carpenter, ASC to become a cinematographer
Wrap Shot
How many times has Titanic been remade? Find out in this short article on the sinking, and re-sinking, of Titanic on film throughout the century.

Titanic Supply Store

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 American Cinematographer's Titanic Issue
It's not too late to get your own copy of the December 1997 issue of American Cinematographer, with extensive coverage of Titanic, full color photos and an exclusive fold-out lighting diagram. This issue is destined to become a collector's edition, so don't miss out!

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 The Definitive Book: James Cameron's Titanic
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A detailed look at the monumental effort by thousands of artists and craftsmen to accurately re-create the "ship of dreams," including the full-size replica of the ship and the 17-million-gallon tank facility designed to sink her; new discoveries from Cameron's 1995 dives to the wreck; an overview of the film's groundbreaking visual-effects work; and in-depth interviews with cast and crew. Offered in association with Amazon.com.

 Titanic Movie Posters and T-Shirts
Decorate your walls and your body with art from this Oscar-winning film. High-quality prints of the US and European posters as well as a variety of T-shirts. Offered in association with the Mole-Richardson Studio Store.

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