The American Society of Cinematographers recently added four new active members to its roster:
New active member Dana Gonzales, ASC was born in Los Angeles.
He worked his way up through the ranks and notched credits as 2nd-unit cinematographer on features including Crash (2004), The Tempest (AC Jan. ’11) and The Fighter (AC Jan. ’11). Gonzales’ early credits as main-unit cinematographer include the feature Man in the Chair. Soon thereafter, he began collaborating with director Ric Roman Waugh, beginning with Felon (2008), followed by Snitch (2013) and the upcoming Shot Caller. Gonzales also enjoys a thriving television career, having worked on the series Pretty Little Liars, Southland, Longmire and Fargo.
Gonazales’ other recent credits include the pilots for Legion and Brooklyn Animal Control, and the features Empire State, Criminal and Incarnate.
David Greene, ASC, CSC was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
At age 15, Greene volunteered at the local community-access television station, manning cameras at sporting events and producing shows with friends. By 17 he was studying electronics at a college in Toronto, but he soon transferred into the film program at York University, where he went on to win several Canadian Society of Cinematography student awards. After graduating, Greene worked on short films and music videos, but it was his work on a small independent feature, Century Hotel, that caught the eye of an American television movie producer. Greene has since been nominated for three ASC Awards, one each for his work on the 12 Monkeys episode “Mentally Divergent,” the Beauty and the Beast episode “Tough Love” and the telefilm The Trip to Bountiful (2014).
Greene’s credits also include the features Defendor, The Entitled and Empire of Dirt. He has also recently directed several episodes of Lost Girl and 12 Monkeys.
Mark Weingartner, ASC was born in New York City and, while growing up, lived on both coasts and in the Midwest, as well as Europe.
He received extensive exposure to fine arts and practical experience in still photography, and when he returned to New York for college, he worked as a theatrical lighting designer, a path that led him to motion picture and television lighting and eventually cinematography. In 1994 Weingartner designed a system for lighting and controlling 12,000 square feet of greenscreens for Richard Yuricich, ASC on Under Siege II. Weingartner first stepped up to shoot effects in another collaboration with Yuricich, Event Horizon.
Weingartner’s credits include plate photography, visual-effects photography and additional photography on features including GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Retaliation; Moneyball; The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2; and Inception, Interstellar and the upcoming Dunkirk.
New active member Peter Zeitlinger, ASC, BVK was born on an island on the Vltava River in Prague.
During the Russian invasion in 1968, Zeitlinger and his mother fled to Austria. Zeitlinger studied cinematography and editing at the film academy in Vienna, where he won several student awards. In 1985, during a summer academy program in L’Aquila, Italy, Zeitlinger met and was inspired by ASC members Vittorio Storaro, Sven Nykvist and Vilmos Zsigmond. After shooting several features and documentaries that were lauded at festivals around the globe, Zeitlinger was discovered by Werner Herzog. The two have since collaborated on 13 films, including Grizzly Man, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Queen of the Desert.
Zeitlinger has received five cinematography accolades, including two Romy Gala awards and one German Camera award. Zeitlinger is currently working with Herzog on the documentary Into the Inferno.