2020 / 07 — July Issue of American Cinematographer

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July 2020 issue of American Cinematographer, which will focus on two iconic filmmakers, and dive into the world of television cinematography.


 An Interview With Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC

Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC, well known for his work on The Conformist, Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor — and many others — shares his recollections of collaborating with a host of great directors.

 AC’s TV Roundup

A tour through the vast landscape of today’s small-screen offerings, with thoughts from the cinematographers who have shot some of these standout television projects.

 Centennial Focus: The 1980s

Continuing our tribute to AC’s 100th anniversary, the July issue delves into the magazine’s memorable coverage in the 1980s of such projects as The Shining, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Dune, The Terminator and They Live. We also highlight the increasing use of visual effects throughout the decade, and new MTV-inspired visual approaches seen in such stylish films as Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks and To Live and Die in L.A.


 Television Cinematography

AC talks philosophy, motivations and techniques with directors of photography who shoot TV. Plus a special focus on representation and inclusion in the world of television production.


 Also in July: Shot Craft reports on ShareGrid and Old Fast Glass’ “Ultimate Full Frame Lens Test,” which adds nearly 300 more lenses to a large library of extensive free tests available to review online. Short Takes goes high profile with Taylor Swift’s new music video for “The Man,” directed by Swift and shot by esteemed ASC member Rodrigo Prieto. AC caught up with each of them to hear their thoughts on the production.

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