April 2022 Issue of American Cinematographer

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The April 2022 issue presents a career profile on Anthony B. Richmond, ASC, BSC; coverage of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Black Art: In the Absence of Light, and The Envoys; an examination of motion-capture technology used in new media; a discussion on cinematography on web series; and more. Here’s a look at this month’s slate:


  • Anthony B. Richmond, ASC, BSC offers his recollections of his experiences in the world of rock ‘n’ roll — including his work with the Beatles on Let It Be (unused footage of which was restored and incorporated into Peter Jackson’s documentary series Get Back), the Rolling Stones on Sympathy for the Devil and The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, and David Bowie on The Man Who Fell to Earth.


  • Cinematographers Todd Banhazl and Mihai Malaimare Jr. and crew talk with AC about creating the look of 1970s Ektachrome film and vintage video with the aid of mixed formats, for the HBO sports drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.


  • Cinematographers Henry Adebonojo and John Simmons, ASC share their thoughts on their unexpected collaboration on the HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light.


  • Antonio Riestra, ASC, AEC, AČK discusses working in Mexico on the Paramount Plus series The Envoys, which follows two priests as they attempt to track down an alleged miracle healer who has mysteriously disappeared.


  • The Virtual World: AC explores the democratization of motion-capture technology, which has allowed new-media cinematographers and content creators the ability to create dynamic mocap characters on modest budgets.


  • Shot Craft: Discussions with Society members Tommy Maddox-Upshaw and Alice Brooks on their early work in web series, and how those projects served as creative exercises and professional training ground.


  • Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature the welcoming of new members Arlene Nelson and Pete Konczal.


  • Wrap Shot: An image of the Harlem Globetrotters with cinematographer Philip Tannura, ASC and crew on the set of the all-star basketball squad’s 1951 self-titled film.

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