ASC Welcomes Colin Watkinson as a New Active Member

The cinematographer’s credits include the feature film The Fall and the series EntourageEmerald City and The Handmaid’s Tale

Samantha Dillard

Colin Watkinson, ASC, BSC

Colin Watkinson, ASC, BSC first knew he wanted to be a cinematographer after going on location with Peerless Camera Company, a visual effects studio in London.

His first feature, The Fall — directed by Tarsem Singh — was critically acclaimed and described by film critic Roger Ebert as “one of the most astonishing films I have ever seen.” For his work on the picture, Watkinson won the 2008 Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography and was nominated for best cinematography awards by the Chicago Film Critics Association and Online Film Critics Society.  

Throughout his career, Watkinson has served as director of photography on music videos for artists including Paul McCartney, Katy Perry and Pink; commercials for companies such as Apple, Coors, Disney, Verizon and Nike; and the television series Entourage.

In 2016, Watkinson again collaborated with Singh on NBC’s Emerald City and also shot Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, for which he won the 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) and was again nominated in 2018. (See interview on the project here.)

His upcoming projects include the television series Are You Sleeping.

Watkinson frames a close-up of Elisabeth Moss during the production of the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Complete details on the 15 founding members of the ASC can be found here.

A complete list of all active ASC members — since 1919 — can be downloaded here.

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