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October - November 2020 issue of American Cinematographer, focus on the lasting legacies of an ASC legend and a renowned ASC associate; the critical importance of hiring with a focus on inclusivity; cinematographers who have traveled the globe and shared their knowledge with members of local communities; a retrospective on AC’s coverage of the 2000s; and an extended look at new products with a special focus on lighting.
A Tribute to the Career and Legacy of Allen Daviau, ASC
AC looks back at the influential career of five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Allen Daviau, ASC, whose credits include E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun, The Color Purple, Bugsy and Avalon, and who was honored with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Daviau’s colleagues reflect on the cinematographer’s lasting impact on the art and craft of cinematography and filmmaking.
Across Borders — Cinematographers Sharing Knowledge
ASC members have a long history of mentoring students and emerging artists. AC takes a look at directors of photography who have traveled internationally and shared their knowledge of cinematography with those who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to interact with the industry’s top practitioners. The piece will also include coverage of Ellen Kuras, ASC’s project Chronicle, a “cinematic portrait” currently in progress that explores the Covid-19 pandemic as experienced by people throughout the world.
Remembering Denny Clairmont
A tribute to ASC associate member Denny Clairmont, founder of Clairmont Camera, for his contributions to the advancement of filmmaking. Clairmont was the recipient of the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2011, as well as the ASC Bud Stone Award of Distinction in 2015.
AC Retrospective: The 2000s
Continuing AC’s retrospective throughout our 100th-anniversary year, we look back on the 2000s, when the magazine covered such seminal pictures as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Departed, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, and many more.
New Products: Lighting
An extended version of our New Products & Services section, with a special focus on lighting.