Don Burgess, ASC on the set of the sci-fi drama Contact (1997). (Photo by François Duhamel, SMPSP)

ASC Awards Honorees Showcased in New March Issue

Cover features Lifetime Achievement Award winner Don Burgess, ASC.

ASC Staff

Our March 2024 issue shines a spotlight on this year’s ASC Awards honorees, featuring profiles of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Don Burgess, ASC; Career Achievement in Television Award recipient Steven Fierberg, ASC; Presidents Award recipient Amy Vincent, ASC; and Board of Governors Award recipient Spike Lee.

The 39th Annual ASC Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 3, and will be livestreamed on our site from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Full details can be found here.

On Our Cover: A portrait of Don Burgess, ASC taken at Red Studios Hollywood by photographer and director Scott Council. (Image courtesy of Red Digital Cinema.)

Inside this issue:

• President’s Desk: ASC President Shelly Johnson reflects on the many contributions the late Victor J. Kemper, ASC made to the Society and to the art of cinema.

• ASC Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Don Burgess, ASC reflects on his career — including his longstanding collaboration with Robert Zemeckis — and the critical personal and professional support he received from the very beginning. (This story is now online)

Steven Fierberg, ASC (Photo by Artur Grubin)

• ASC Career Achievement in Television Award honoree Steven Fierberg, ASC traces his career from its humble beginnings in New York City to the creative highs of television’s Entourage, The Affair and Emily in Paris. (This story is now online)

Amy Vincent, ASC on the set of her new feature A Nice Indian Boy (2024). (Photo by Prabhjot “PJ” Nijjar)

• ASC Presidents Award honoree Amy Vincent, ASC discusses the synergy that drives her work and why mentorship and education are at the heart of it. (This story is now online)

• A portrait of ASC Board of Governors honoree Spike Lee — featuring observations from ASC cinematographers Ernest Dickerson, Ellen Kuras and Newton Thomas Sigel, among others — illuminates why the Society’s recognition is well deserved.

Spike Lee on the set of Do the Right Thing (1989). (Photo by David Lee, courtesy of Alamy)

• ASC associate member/AC technical editor Jay Holben reports on a recent test of shooting film on LED walls.

• Short Takes: Daniel Pearl, ASC pens this account of shooting the music video for the Police’s track “Every Breath You Take,” a classic of the genre.

• In Memoria: A tribute to John Bailey, ASC highlights the blog he wrote for AC for 12 years, and a tribute to Victor J. Kemper, ASC includes an appreciation by friend and colleague Richard Crudo, ASC.

• New Products & Services: A look at some noteworthy tools for virtual production.

• Wrap Shot: Martin Scorsese receives the 1995 ASC Board of Governors Award.

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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