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 1037
December 2005
King Kong
  • Beauty and the Beast,  Andrew Lesnie, ASC, ACS brings cinema's biggest gorilla back to life in King Kong
  • A Truly Fantastic Wardrobe, Don McAlpine, ASC, ACS adds his magic touch to The Chronicles Of Narinia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Tough Love, Phedon Papamichael, ASC helps dramatize the life of Johnny Cash in Walk The Line
  • Survival in Space, Stephen McNutt, CSC takes HD out of this world on Battlestar Galactica

Departments:

  • DVD Playback presents reviews of The Innocents (1961), shot by Freddie Francis, BSC; Tetsuo (1988), shot by Kei Fujiwara and Shinya Tsukamoto; and Kitchen Stories (2004), shot by Philip ?gaard.
  • Production Slate leads off with a piece about the Disney period drama Casanova, which was shot in Venice, Italy by Oliver Stapleton, BSC. Stapleton will share his thoughts in a Q&A with Bill Taylor, ASC of Illusion Arts, who served as the show's visual-effects supervisor. A second piece on the PBS special Secrets of the Dead, the first documentary to be shot for broadcast in the P2 format, will be penned by the show's cinematographer, Larry Engel.
  • Short Takes presents an interview with digital-lighting expert Paul Debevic, who will discuss The Parthenon Project, his computerized re-creation of the Parthenon via special imaging and lighting techniques.
  • Post Focus explores the latest developments in the realm of virtual lighting.
  • ASC Close-Up features a Q&A with esteemed ASC member Ralph Woolsey.


Issue 1036
November 2005
Jarhead
  • A War of the Soul, Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC explores the ennui of combat in  Jarhead
  • Rent  Gets a New Lease, Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC brings a Broadway blockbuster to the big screen
  • Dangerous Beauty, Daniel Mindel pushes the envelope by cross-processing Domino
  • A Song-and-Dance Spectacular, The classic musical Footlight Parade boasts plenty of pizzazz
  • Broadcast Quality, A look at the 2005 Emmy-nominated cinematographers

Departments:

  • Global Village: "Paradise Now" Filming Under Fire in the West Bank.
  • Production Slate: "Good Night, and Good Luck", "The Squid and the Whale"
  • Short Takes: The video for the Bravery's "No Brakes"
  • Post Focus: Technicolor's Real-Time Answer-Print Timing System.
  • Filmmakers' Forum: Visual Effects for Into the Blue
  • Points East: Keane Takes an Unflinching Look at Mental Illness


Issue 1035
October 2005
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • A Model Thriller, Tristan Oliver and Dave Alex Roddett bring "tiny terrors" to life in the stop-motion comedy Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Reanimated Romance, Director of photography/visual-effects supervisor Pete Kozachik details his playfully macabre stop-motion adventures on Corpse Bride
  • Amateur's Hour, Shane Hurbut tees up the golf drama The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Scene of the Crime, Capote, shot by Adam Kimmel, traces the famed author's creation of the nonfiction classic Capote
  • Special Lighting Supplement to AC October 05 issue:
    Diagrams and Insights from the Cinematographers of: Batman Begins, The X Files, The Perfect Storm
  • Departments
    • Production Slate: The Constant Gardener, Diplomatic Intrigue and an Equestrian Longshot
    • Short Takes: Die Letzten Tage (The Last Days), The Waning Days of World War II
    • Filmmakers' Forum: Dear Wendy
    • Post Focus: Digital Domain Animates Trent Reznor
    • Points East: Stay


Issue 1034
September 2005
Oliver Twist
  • A Boy's Will, Pawell Edelman, PSC and Roman Polanski reimagine Oliver Twist
  • Vox Populi, Marco Pontecorvo, AIC; Alik Sakharov, ASC; and Martin Kenzie aim their cameras at an ancient society in the miniseries Rome
  • Young Blood, Juan Ruiz-Anchia, ASC shows the toll of El Salvador_s civil war in Innocent Voices
  • Dissonant Chords, Stephane Fontaine hits all the right notes in The Beat That My Heart Skipped
  • The Definitive Lab Test, Gerald Hirschfeld, ASC offers guidelines on getting results at the film lab
  • Departments
    • Production Slate: Where the Truth Lies, 2046


Issue 1033
August 2005
The Island
  • Paradise Lost, Mauro Flore, ASC explores a sinister future in on The Island
  • Seeping Terror, Alfonso Beato, ASC, ABC dons hip waders for Dark Water
  • Runaway Plane, Dean Semler, ASC, ACS straps into a high-tech cockpit for Stealth
  • Deep Trouble, Director of photography Ross Emery, ACS and underwater cinematographer Wes Skiles mix formats for The Cave
  • Departments
    • Global Village: March of the Penguins
    • Production Slate: Last Days, Grizzly Man


Issue 1032
July 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • A Golden Ticket, Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC indulges his sweet tooth on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • A Hostile Takeover, Janusz Kaminski, ASC coordinates an extraterrestrial invasion for War of the Worlds
  • Till Death Do Us Part, Bojan Bazelli blends glamour and gunplay in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • The Road to Universal City, Revisiting the eventful origins of Los Angeles venerable studio site
  • Departments
    • Global Village: My Summer of Love
    • Production Slate: Entourage, Yes


Issue 1031
June 2005
Batman Begins
  • Batman Takes Wing, Wally Pfister, ASC traces a superhero_s origins in Batman Begins.
  • Hard Knocks, Salvatore Totino steps into the ring for the period drama Cinderella Man.
  • Holy War, Kingdom of Heaven transports John Mathieson, BSC back to medieval times.
  • Western Perspectives, ASC members William Wages and Alan Caso saddle up for the miniseries Into the West.
  • Departments
    • Global Village: Kings and Queens
    • Production Slate: Monster-in-Law, Lords of Dogtown
    • Short Takes: Plum Flower


Issue 1030
May 2005
The Interpeter
  • Global Intrigue, with The Interpeter, Darius Khindji, ASC, AFC becomes the first cinematographer to shoot a feature in the united nations.
  • Burning Down the House, Steve Windon, ACS melts viewers_ nerves with the horror thriller House of Wax.
  • Sundance 2003: Vibrant Visions, AC examines some of the best-shot films from this years festival.
  • Artistry for the Ages, The ASC and Academy honors 2004_s top cinematographers.
  • Festive Memories, Photos from the 19th annual ASC Awards weekend.
  • Honoring Igenuity, Technical wizards have their moment in the spotlight at the Academy_s Sci-Tech Awards.
  • Departments
    • Global Village: The Great Warrior
    • Production Slate: Little Athens, Brothers
    • Short Takes: Wake
    • Points East: Murderball


Issue 1029
April 2005
The Ring Two
  • Back to the Well, Gabriel Beristain, ASC, BSC crafts a haunting new look for The Ring Two
  • Trouble in Paradise, Ellen Kuras, ASC uses a digital intermediate to finesse her imagery on The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
  • Hell to Pay, Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC gives the devil his due in the supernatural thriller Constantine.
  • The Color-Space Conundrum, Part Two: Digital Workflow, Cinematographers seek a consistent workflow in today_s hybrid film/digital environment.
  • Departments
    • Production Slate: Kontroll, Fighting Tommy Riley
    • Points East: Law & Order: Trial by Jury


Issue 1028
March 2005
Deep Jungle
  • A Life Through the Lens, Tonino Delli Colli, AIC earns the ASC_s International Award after decades of stellar work
  • Where the Wild Things Are, A team of cinematographers braves the world_s rainforests to shoot the PBS miniseries Deep Jungle
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Cinematographer Vince Pace helps James Cameron reveal the ocean_s secrets in Aliens of the Deep
  • A Thousand Hard Miles, Dust to Glory takes viewers over the tough terrain of a legendary off-road race
  • Departments
    • Production Slate: IDA Honors William Greaves, Stay Cool
    • Points East: The Girl From Monday


Issue 1027
February 2005
Lost
  • A Versatile Veteran, Fred Koenekamp, ASC caps his fine career with the society_s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Treachery in the Tropics, Cinematographers Larry Fong and Michael Bonvillain, ASC share the workload on Lost
  • California Dreaming, Jamie Barber combines real locations and elaborate sets to capture Southern California_s vibe for the The O.C.
  • A Change of Key, Rob McLachlan, ASC, CSC pens his own recollections after shooting the musical Once Upon A Mattress
  • Departments
    • Production Slate: Miracles&srquo;s Boys, House
    • Global Village: Nobody Knows
    • Points East: Born into Brothels


Issue 1026
January 2005

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