September 2023 Issue of American Cinematographer

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The September 2023 issue presents focuses on international production and drone cinematography. Including in our coverage are a feature on Gran Turismo; a look at production in Thailand, Serbia, Hungary, Colombia and Brazil; a profile of Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC; and a report on how drones were put to creative use in recent film and television productions.


  • President’s Desk: ASC President Shelly Johnson discusses the history of cinematographers generously sharing their experience and knowledge, and how the ASC Master Class exemplifies this tradition.


  • Cinematographer Jacques Jouffret, ASC and director Neill Blomkamp detail their approach to the high-octane racing feature Gran Turismo, a production based in Hungary and also shot in Germany, Austria, Japan, Dubai and Slovakia.


  • Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC discusses the collaborations that have shaped his career, including his latest project with director James Mangold: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.


  • Cinematographers Sean Porter; Haris Zambarloukos, BSC; Karl-Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK; Carmen Cabana; Adriana Bernal Martínez, ADFC; and Mustapha Barat, ABC, and production executives Jay Roewe, Andjelka Vlaisavljevic and Tieres Tavares shed light on production in Thailand, Serbia, Hungary, Colombia and Brazil.


  • Drone experts Chad Daring, Jon Graham, Davis DiLillo, Jordan Temkin, Dexter Kennedy and Alex Vanover offer insight into their craft, including how special shots were achieved on Where the Crawdads Sing, Emancipation, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ambulance, among other productions.   


  • Shot Craft: How to learn about cinematography by studying a single frame and re-creating it.


  • Clubhouse News: The latest bulletins from the Society feature the 2023 International Cinematography Summit, the ASC Master Class in New York, the ASC photography exhibit “Stories in a Single Frame” at the Leica Gallery, ASC Primetime Emmy nominees, new member Brendan Steacy, and a NanGuang/Nanlux lighting demo at the Clubhouse.


  • Wrap Shot: Ford v Ferrari, shot by Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC.

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