AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER
The International Journal Of Film And Electronic Production Techniques
Technical Monthly Magazine from Los Angeles ,United States


- First issue: 1920
- "The magazine the pros read"
- Covers the technical part of movie making.
- Published in Hollywood by the American Society of Cinematographers
- Bi-monthly publication from November 1920 (Vol. 1, no 1) to March 1922 (Vol. 2, no 28). From March 1922 (Vol. 3, no 1) to present, monthly publication. 106 colour A4 pages.
- American Cinematographer in Facebook.
- Published by ASC Holding Corporation
- Website: www.theasc.com/magazine

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Issue 989
December 2001


Issue 988
November 2001
Ali
  • Ring Leader, Ali Examines The Life of an International Icon.
  • The Ultimate Self-Destruction, Ahero Battles His Dark Side In The one.
  • The Final Frontier, Enterprise Takes The Star Trek Franchise Back In Time.
  • Fighting Back, NBC's Uprising Salutes The Jewish Freedom Fighters of World War 2.
  • Stylish TV Signals, a List of This Year's Emmy-Nominated Cinematographers.
  • Special Report: Protecting Our Heritage: AC Examines Hollywood's ongoing Effort to Preserve and Restore Moving Images, The State of The Art, Studios Report on their Progress, Second Chances, Cinematographers Strive to Save their Work, The Learning Curve, Labs and Storage Facilities Develop New Methods.
  • Production Slate: 'Point of Origin'.


  • Issue 987
    October 2001
    From Hell
  • a Ripping Yarn, From Hell Explores The Sinister Legend of Jack The Ripper.
  • The Root(S) of All Evil, Black-and-White Images Lend Noir Ambience to The Man Who Wasn't there.
  • Discovering Life In Death, Life As a House Dramatizes one Man's Dream.
  • Shattered Lives, Orphaned Siblings Are Trapped In The Glass House.
  • Capturing Ads on The Fly, Peter Gilbert Brings a Documentary Eye to Commercial Projects.
  • 'Tini Time, a New Absolut Ad Salutes The Classic Martini.
  • An Ode to Teamwork, Ford's New Campaign Blends Stylish Photography and Post Effects.
  • Production Slate: 'L.I.E'


  • Issue 986
    September 2001
    Band of Brothers
  • Close Combat, HBO's Band of Brothers Takes Viewers to The Front Lines of World War 2.
  • A Perilous Pursuit, The Affairs of The Necklace offers 18thcentury Intrigue.
  • Tracking The Giant Panda, China: The Panda Adventure Uses Imax Format to Tell a Fascinating Tale.
  • Digital Cinema, By George, George Lucas Analyzes His State-of-The-Art Storytelling Methods.
  • Framing The Future, David Tattersall, BSC offers a Preview of His Work on Star Wars: Episode 2.
  • The Road to Hell, Horror Thriller Jeepers Creepers Aims for The Jugular. Production Slate: 'Amelie From Montmartre', 'The Vertical Ray of The Sun'


  • Issue 985
    August 2001
    Planet of The Apes
  • Antisocial Darwinism, Planet 0f The Apes Re-Imagines a Sci-Fi Classic.
  • Feats of Flexibility, Detectives Lee and Carter Hit The Road In Rush Hour 2.
  • Visual Effects Review: AC Explores The Summer's Most Striking Effects Work Monkey Man, Planet of The Apes ;Views of The Future A.I. ; Allied Powers, Pearl Harbor ; Eyes on The Prize, Driven ; Peeved Pets, Cats & Dogs.
  • Exploring a New Dimension, a New HiDef 3D Camera Rig May Help to Free Up Filmmakers.
  • Production Slate: 'The Score', 'Crazy / Beautiful'


  • Issue 984
    July 2001
    A.I.
  • Boy Wonder, Spielberg Salutes Kubrick with A.I.
  • Space Oddities, Evolution Tells a Rollicking Cosmic Joke.
  • Love on The Rocks, a Husband and Wife Lock Horns In The Anniversary Party.
  • A Big Bang In The Bahamas, Ricky Martin Shimmies and Swims In 'She Bangs'.
  • Night Fever, a Sexy Siren Entices The Backstreet Boys In 'The Call'.
  • Crowd Control, 'Mad Season' Throws Matchbox Twenty to a Mob. Production Slate: 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch', Super 8 on The Big Screen


  • Issue 983
    June 2001
    Moulin Rouge
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Moulin Rouge Puts Postmodern Spin on The Musical Genre.
  • Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider Brings Lara Croft to Life.
  • Unholy Ground, Egyptian Evil Is Resurrected In The Mummy Returns.
  • Memory and Loss, Angel Eyes, offers Compelling Camerawork By The Late Piotr Sobocinski.
  • Images for The Ages, ASC and Academy Honor 2000's Top Cinematography. Production Slate: 'Startup.Com'


  • Issue 982
    May 2001
    Pearl Harbor
  • One Nation Under The Siege, Pearl Harbor Revisits an Infamous Day.
  • Earning their Wings, Crack Aerial Cameraman Take Flight for Pearl Harbor.
  • Searching for Clues, Roy Wagner, ASC Creates a Unique Visual Style for C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.
  • Television's Top Guns, ASC's TV Award Nominees Expound on their Work.
  • Tripping The Light Fantastic, a Pictorial Review of The ASC Awards Gala.
  • Learning By Doing, Surveying Several of The Top U.S. Film Schools.
  • A Blast From Baseballs Past, Haskell Wexler, ASC Plays Hardball on 61*. Production Slate: 'The Fast and The Furious', 'Beastmaster' TV Show


  • Issue 981
    April 2001
    Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • A Call to Arms, John Toll, ASC Shoots Captain Corelli's Mandolin In Cephallonia.
  • Girl Trouble, a Femme Fatale Plays Men Like a Fiddle In One Night At McCool's.
  • A Favorable Verdict for 24p, 100 Centre Street Gives HiDef Its Day In Court.
  • Horror In HiDef, Session 9 Uses HD to Tell a Horrifying Tale.
  • Striking 'Digital Prints', Tips on Transferring Digital Video Imagery to Film.
  • Flooding to Sundance, Hordes Descend Upon The Annual Film Fest In Park City, Utah.
  • Production Slate: 'Amores Perros'


  • Issue 980
    March 2001
    Blow
  • Life In The Fast Lane, Blow Tracks a Drug Dealer Through Five Decades.
  • The Frozen Moment, a Still Camera Array Adds Stylish Twists to Swordfish.
  • Women In Love, Aimee and Jaguar Explores an Unconventional Romance.
  • An Enlightening Introduction, Lending a Glow to The Stars of Town and Country.
  • Using Reflectors: a Shortcut to Stylish Lighting, Stephen Burum, ASC offers Some Hands-on Tips.
  • Painting with(Virtual) Light, Experts Discuss The New Art of Digital Illumination.
  • Impeccable British Instincts, Billy Williams, BSC Recounts His Stellar Career. Production Slate: 'The Claim'


  • Issue 979
    February 2001


    Issue 978
    January 2001
    Cast Away
  • Sole Survivor, Cast Away Strands Tom Hanks on a Remote Island.
  • High-Flying Adventure, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Blends Action and Emotion.
  • Enter The Dragon, Director Ang Lee Lends His Artful Eye to a Martial Arts Epic.
  • Poison Pen, Quills Gives The Marquis De Sade a Captive Audience.
  • The Way of The West, Cowboys Earn their Spurs In All The Pretty Horses.
  • Saving Film History, Preservation and Restoration Experts Assess The Damage.
  • Man with a Camera, Actor Lon Chaney Found Another Passion In Home Movies. Production Slate: 'Faithless', 'Before Night Falls'

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