The September 2022
issue features a special focus on nature and wildlife filmmaking
, which includes a report on the award-winning documentary Tigre Gente
. Also covered are the production of the Afrofuturist musical Neptune Frost
; a profile of Robert Elswit, ASC
; a discussion of lens coatings
; and a look at the motion-capture technology
deployed on the short film Life Rendered
AC explores the rewards and challenges of nature and wildlife filmmaking through conversations with Paul Atkins, ASC; Dereck Joubert; Sophie Darlington; Alastair Fothergill; Jeff Hester; Roger Horrocks; Tania Escobar; Jamie McPherson; and others. Topics include the recent advances in specialized-cinematography equipment that have made a critical difference in the field.
- Cinematographer Edward Roqueta, director Elizabeth Unger and others discuss their work on the award-winning documentary Tigre Gente, about the illegal international jaguar trade.
Neptune Frost co-directors Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams detail their approach to the independent production, which was shot in Rwanda with Uzeyman at the camera.
- ASC and Academy Award winner Robert Elswit, ASC reflects on his career and some of the collaborations that have shaped it.
- Shot Craft: A look at lens coatings — vintage and modern — and how they affect the performance of a lens.
- The Virtual World: Cinematographer Antón Fresco and director Emma Needell discuss the live-action/mocap hybrid short film Life Rendered.
- Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature an ASC Master Class for Masters on virtual production; the 2022 ASC International Cinematography Summit; and new member Sam McCurdy, ASC, BSC.
- Wrap Shot: Filmmaker Howard Hall on shooting 3D Imax underwater in the 1990s.