Shooting Shōgun (Photo by Katie Yu, courtesy of FX)
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April Edition of AC Arrives

This new 2024 issue presents a special focus on camera movement, featuring Shōgun, Masters of the Air, Perfect Days, Anselm, Echo and The Promised Land.

ASC Staff

On Our Cover: Lady Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai) navigates the political minefield of medieval Japan in the limited series Shōgun. (Cover design based on original photo by Katie Yu, courtesy of FX.)

Inside this issue:


President’s Desk: ASC President Shelly Johnson recalls the challenges of filming a horse race in the Moroccan desert for Hidalgo.


• Cinematographers Sam McCurdy, ASC, BSC; Christopher Ross, BSC; Marc Laliberté, CSC, and Aril Wretblad, FSF discuss capturing intimacy and spectacle for the FX miniseries Shōgun.



Masters of the Air episode cinematographers Richard Rutkowski, ASC and Jac Fitzgerald and episode director Anna Boden break down their earthbound and aerial strategies on the World War II miniseries, and Phil Galler of Lux Machina discusses the design and deployment of the production’s two LED ICVFX volumes.



• Cinematographer Franz Lustig and director Wim Wenders — collaborators for more than 20 years — share how they approached the disparate features Perfect Days and Anselm.


• Directors of photography Kira Kelly, ASC and Magdalena Górka, ASC, PSC detail their work on the action-packed Marvel miniseries Echo.


Shot Craft: A look at the array of tools cinematographers use to move the camera — and reasons you might choose one over another.


Global Village: Cinematographer Rasmus Videbaek, DFF explains the importance of landscape in The Promised Land, directed by Nikolaj Arcel.


In Memoriam: Ken Kelsch, ASC, including an appreciation by longtime collaborator Abel Ferrara.


Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature the 38th Annual ASC Awards; new members Scott Cunningham and Ben Kutchins; the inaugural ASC Award for Cinematography at the SBIFF; BSC Lifetime Achievement honoree Anthony Richmond, ASC, BSC; AFC Award winner Denis Lenoir, ASC, AFC, ASK; Camerimage 2024 honoree Edward Lachman, ASC; and the Canon Creative Studio at Sundance 2024.


Wrap Shot: Shōgun (1980), shot by Andrew Laszlo, ASC.


The print version of this issue will be arriving in a few days, and the digital edition will be live soon.


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