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Pete Romano, ASC, Recommends LitraStudio for Underwater Cinematography

January 12, 2021 | By
Pete Romano, ASC, Recommends LitraStudio for Underwater Cinematography

Over the past forty years, Pete Romano, ASC, has become one of the most sought after cinematographers for any movie where there’s any underwater action, due to his skills at underwater cinematography and ability to light the great blue sea. Romano’s  40-year underwater track record is unmatched with 159 credits on IMDB.com for film and television that just skim the... »

DP Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, Captures the Beauty of Julie Taymor’s The Glorias

January 11, 2021 | By
DP Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, Captures the Beauty of Julie Taymor’s <em>The Glorias</em>

Director Julie Taymor‘s The Glorias splits the life of journalist Gloria Steinem into four characters, played by (from younger to older) Ryan Keira Armstrong, Lulu Wilson, Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore. Based on Steinem’s book My Life on the Road, and co-written by Taymor and playwright Sarah Rule, The Glorias screened at the 2020... »

SOC Teams with Zeiss for Webinar about Large Format Cinematography

January 8, 2021 | By
SOC Teams with Zeiss for Webinar about Large Format Cinematography

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and ZEISS are teaming for a virtual webinar titled, Practical Applications of Large Format Cinematography, to take place on Sunday, January 17 at 11am PST. The free online session will allow SOC members to “delve into the creative and technical capabilities of shooting in full-frame or large format vs. Super35.”... »

Camera Optics Pioneer Steven Manios Sr. Dead at 82 from COVID

January 7, 2021 | By
Camera Optics Pioneer Steven Manios Sr. Dead at 82 from COVID

Another in a long line of tragic stories of a life taken via complications from COVID-19, as it was announced that Steven Manios Sr., the former owner and president of Century Precision Optics, died on January 3, 2021 from the deadly virus. Manios was a pioneer in the world of camera optics with a Hollywood career that... »

DP Graham Sheldon Uses Teradek to Remote Shoot OWN docuseries Behind Every Man

January 4, 2021 | By
DP Graham Sheldon Uses Teradek to Remote Shoot OWN docuseries <em>Behind Every Man</em>

COVID-19 pandemic protocols have forced filmmakers to take new precautions towards doing their craft, and that’s equally true for documentary filmmakers. When Cinematographer Graham Sheldon (The Island) was called upon to provide his skills for the Remote Production on showrunner Johnny Fountain‘s Behind Every Man docuseries, he had to find new ways of achieving his quality work using... »

Artist Profile: Phedon Papamichael, ASC, on Filming Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7

December 24, 2020 | By
Artist Profile: Phedon Papamichael, ASC, on Filming Aaron Sorkin’s <em>The Trial of the Chicago 7</em>

Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, may not be a household name, but there’s a strong chance that you’re familiar with his work. Papamichael has frequently worked with James Mangold, most recently on 2019’s Ford v Ferrari, and he earned an Oscar nomination for his work on Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. In addition to collaborating with Mangold... »

Craft Spotlight: Cinematographer Martin Ruhe Shines a Light on Clooney’s The Midnight Sky

December 23, 2020 | By
Craft Spotlight: Cinematographer Martin Ruhe Shines a Light on Clooney’s <em>The Midnight Sky</em>

The Midnight Sky isn’t the first go-round for Cinematographer Martin Ruhe, ASC, to work with Oscar-winning filmmaker George Clooney. They previously worked together on the Hulu limited series, Catch-22, which led to a nomination by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for his work on the series.  Prior to that, Ruhe was Director of Photography for The American, which Clooney also... »

Netflix’s The Mess You Leave Behind Uses Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Lenses

December 22, 2020 | By
Netflix’s <em>The Mess You Leave Behind</em> Uses Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Lenses

The Netflix Spanish original 8-episode mini-series, The Mess You Leave Behind,  hit the streamer on December 11. It began its life as a novel written by Director Carlos Montero, who while writing the novel, contacted his Cinematographer Isaac Vila to let him know that sit will be adapted into a mini-series. Vila, a frequent user of Cooke lenses and... »

First SOC Happy Hour of 2021 Taking Place on January 2

December 22, 2020 | By
First <em>SOC Happy Hour</em> of 2021 Taking Place on January 2

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has announced the date of its next SOC Happy Hour to take place on the first Saturday of 2021, January 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm PST. The free online event is to informally gather with fellow SOC members to ring in the New Year. The hosts will be George Billinger, SOC, SOC President... »

New Season of American Society of Cinematographers’ Clubhouse Conversations Announced

December 21, 2020 | By
New Season of American Society of Cinematographers’ <em>Clubhouse Conversations</em> Announced

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the new season of its popular Clubhouse Conversations online interview series, featuring filmmakers discussing the art and craft of visual storytelling. Moderated by ASC members, the in-depth discussions explore the cinematographer’s experience, as well as sometimes including their collaborators. Clubhouse Conversations can be accessed for free via the American Cinematographer... »

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