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A Friends subscription is your ticket into the ASC's online Clubhouse, where you can learn how the world's greatest cinematographers create their most memorable images.

Friends of the ASC benefits include exclusive access to online content:


Every month, a new video is posted that features an ASC member in conversation about the art and craft of cinematography, illustrated by specific examples from the cinematographer's work


Video tutorials hosted by ASC members who share from their vast experience and dig deep into specific concepts of interest to all cinematographers


Weekly blog-style updates that present historical interviews with ASC members, tricks of the trade, cinematographers' favorite films, "War Stories" videos and more


Video interviews with such cinematography greats as Owen Roizman, ASC; Haskell Wexler, ASC; and Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC

Plus, all Friends receive:

    • A subscription to the digital edition of American Cinematographer

    • Clubhouse Rewards, featuring exclusive discounts on equipment and services from top professional vendors in the industry, as well as great savings in the ASC Store

    • An invitation to attend an exclusive annual event at the ASC Clubhouse, where you can mix with ASC cinematographers and fellow Friends

    • Early invitations and discounted admission to select ASC events

Subscribe to Friends of the ASC by December 15, 2020 to become a Charter Donor for the tax-deductible annual fee of only $100 — a $50 savings!*

Don't miss out — become a Friend of the ASC today!

*The regular subscription rate for Friends of the ASC is $150 per year. Charter Donor offer expires December 15, 2020. All monies will facilitate the development of educational projects presented by the ASC.

Frequently asked questions

Do you ship ASC Store products internationally?

Yes, we offer competitive prices on international shipping.

Can I sample the digital edition of American Cinematographer to see if I like it?

If you subscribe to the print edition you already have free access to the digital edition — you just need to activate your online account. To do that you will need your Subscriber ID number, which is printed on the mailing label attached to the plastic wrap on your magazine. If you cannot locate this number, please contact us for assistance at, or call toll-free in U.S. at (800) 448-0145 or at (323) 969-4333. Once you have your Subscriber ID number, click here to activate your online account.

What are the differences between the print and digital editions of American Cinematographer?

All print subscriptions include free access to the digital edition. If you live outside the United States, the digital edition will reach you faster and cost less (because you won’t have to pay international postage); a link for downloading the issue is e-mailed to you during the first week of the month.

I can’t find American Cinematographer for sale in my area. Can you help?

AC is only available on a limited number of newsstands. If you cannot find AC near you, please e-mail and include your name and full mailing address (including street address). We will try to locate a nearby vendor. Otherwise, subscribing is your best option, and you can always buy single issues from the ASC Store.

I subscribe to American Cinematographer and did not receive the latest issue. How can I get a replacement copy?

Please call our Circulation Department during business hours 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (PST), Monday- Friday at (323) 969-4333 or toll-free in the U.S. at (800) 448-0145, e-mail, or fax (323) 876-4973.

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