Oliver Bokelberg, ASC “Eric” — Los Angeles, 2019, shot with Sony a7S

June Edition of AC Focused on ASC Still Photography

Includes a salute to the late Owen Roizman, ASC; interviews with Society members about their favorite gear for still photography.

ASC Staff

On Our Cover: “Light Sources,” a still photograph by Mark Vargo, ASC.

Our June 2023 issue presents a special focus on ASC members’ still photography; a salute to the late Owen Roizman, ASC; interviews with ASC members about their favorite gear for still photography; coverage of the feature Flamin’ Hot; a look at testing motion-picture negative with a still camera; and an overview of NeRF modeling.

In his column, ASC President Stephen Lighthill reflects on his tenure leading the organization through tumultuous times.

AC showcases still photography shot by ASC members, with focuses on places and people.

A tribute to the late Owen Roizman, ASC explores his formative years in New York City and how they shaped the fresh eye he brought to Hollywood in the 1970s. A selection of Roizman’s ASC member portraits is highlighted. (A full In Memoriam profile can be found here.)

Roizman in the 1960s, posing with a Technicolor camera.

ASC members Oliver Bokelberg, Mandy Walker, Alice Brooks, Jacek Laskus and James Neihouse discuss their favorite tools and techniques for still photography.

Cinematographer Federico Cantini, ADF and first-time feature director Eva Longoria discuss their collaboration on Flamin’ Hot, and Cantini explains how enrolling in an ASC Master Class jump-started his Hollywood career.

Shot Craft: Shooting motion-picture negative with a still camera is an economical way to learn how film stock performs — and a practice that is finding new life.

The Virtual World: A look at neural radiance fields (NeRF), a technique that creates 3D models and environments for previsualization, LED volumes and other virtual-production applications.

Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature new members Maxime Alexandre and Jacques Jouffret; an ASC Master Class in Japan for Netflix led by Society members Erik Messerschmidt and Bill Bennett; and an Education & Outreach event for students from San Diego State University and UCLA.

Wrap Shot: City of God, shot by César Charlone, ABC, SCU.

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