2019 / 05 — May Issue of American Cinematographer

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The May 2019 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which features a special focus on drones and virtual reality.

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Dick Pope, BSC reteamed with writer-director Mike Leigh for this portrayal of the events surrounding the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally turned into one of the bloodiest episodes in British history. Pope offers his insights into the period production.

Ashe ’68

Eve M. Cohen joined artists Brad Lichtenstein, Beth Hubbard, Rex Miller and Jeff Fitzsimmons for this virtual-reality experience that screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as part of the New Frontier Exhibitions. The project weaves together re-creations, period archival footage, and sand animation to showcase tennis champion Arthur Ashe’s internal pressures.

ASC Members in Visual Effects

As part of the magazine’s yearlong celebration of the ASC’s 100th anniversary, AC spotlights the Society’s longstanding relationship with visual effects. ASC members Mat Beck, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Anna Foerster, Neil Krepela, Robert Legato, Bruce Logan, Dennis Muren, Sam Nicholson, David Stump, William Taylor, Mark Weingartnerand Richard Yuricich look back on their own careers in the visual-effects arena and share their thoughts on the intersections between effects and cinematography.

33rd ASC Awards

Our annual recap of the ASC Awards offers readers a pictorial walkthrough of the Open House at the Society’s Clubhouse in Hollywood as well as all of the activity surrounding the awards gala itself. This section also highlights the achievements of all of this year’s ASC Award honorees and nominees, including lifetime-achievement honoree Robert Richardson, ASC and theatrical-release nominees Lukasz Zal, PSC (Cold War); Alfonso Cuarón (Roma); Matthew Libatique, ASC (A Star Is Born); Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC (The Favourite); and Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF (First Man).

The May issue’s departments also offer illuminating insights:

Shot Craft focuses on drone use in recent productions and offers tips and tricks of the trade for cinematographers both established and on the rise.

ASC Close-Up spotlights Society member David A. Geddes, whose credits include the features Halloween: Resurrection, The Messengers and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, and the series 21 Jump Street, Dark Angel, Men in Trees, Sanctuary, Fringe, Under the Dome, The Last Ship and Legends of Tomorrow.

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