ASC Future Practices

In response to the growing Covid-19 situation, the “ASC Future Practices Committee” has been formed.

Composed of ASC active and associate members, the group is currently meeting three days a week to discuss the Coronavirus, future working practice, and creative integrity as our industry manages the crisis.

Our Mission

The global pandemic has presented the international filmmaking community with tremendous and ever changing challenges.

Cinematographers must be informed of not just how new safety protocols will impact our schedules, budgets, and crew members, but also, the images we work so hard to create.

Members of the ASC are also uniquely qualified to advise and propose creative and technological solutions, as we adopt, and adapt to these protocols. As we move forward there is no doubt directors of photography will be tasked to navigate these new guidelines daily to meet the creative and budget and of course the safety requirements of production.

The ASC Future Practices Committee continues to participate in conversations within our industry . It also functions as a clearinghouse of information, resources and support for ASC members and the cinematography community as a whole as we tackle this crisis.

Resources and Guidelines for a
Safe Return To Work

Informative Articles & Documents


Craig Kief, ASC
Al Demayo, Associate ASC Member
Dave Perkal, ASC and Mark Doering-Powell, ASC
Cynthia Pusheck, ASC
Snehal Patel, Associate ASC Member

Town Hall 7/30/20

Our highly attended Town Hall meeting for ASC active and associate members took place on July 30, 2020. Topics covered included Atmospheric Effects, UV Light decontaminations, remote work practices. Presentations were made by ASC Members Mark Doering-Powell, Craig Kief, Dave Perkal, and Cynthia Pusheck, and Associate ASC Member Al Demayo. A Q&A was hosted by Lawrence Sher, ASC



Amy Vincent, ASC
Erik Messerschmidt, ASC

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