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American Cinematographer - April 2012
Contents
Editor’s Note
President’s Desk
Short Takes: Polaris campaign
Production Slate: Footnote4:44 Last Day on Earth
Vice at the Vatican
Back to School
Sundance Standouts
Filmmakers’ Forum: Haskell Wexler, ASC
New Products & Services
International Marketplace
Classified Ads
Ad Index
Clubhouse News
ASC Close-Up: Alar Kivilo
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American Cinematographer - April 2012 - Editor’s Note
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American Cinematographer - April 2012 - President’s Desk
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American Cinematographer - April 2012 - Short Takes: Polaris campaign
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