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Left: Jaron Presant, ASC. Right: Eric Rodli.

Society Welcomes Presant
New active member Jaron Presant,
ASC was first introduced to photography
at the age of 13, and turned his sights to
cinematography at 16 when he arrived on
his first film set. He went on to assist cinematographer Tom Richmond, ASC on
commercials, music videos and features.
While serving as camera assistant for Richmond and others, Presant attended the
University of Southern California's film and
television program with an emphasis in
cinematography.
After a subsequent six-year period
immersed in skydiving - which included
his shooting the documentary The Art of
vRW: The Way of Freefly - Presant traveled to Egypt for a music video, and on his
return he began shooting small commercials and music videos, and gaffing on
larger projects. He progressed to shooting
top brands, and working with artists like
Josh Groban, the Smashing Pumpkins,
Prince and Carrie Underwood. Presant also
began collaborating with friend and former
college classmate Steve Yedlin, ASC on an
exploration into how to make digital
cameras emulate film's response, a cooperative effort that continues today.
Presant began teaching in 2007,
sharing insights into such topics as the
balance between art and technique - and
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giving young cinematographers the tools
necessary to control the image pipeline. As
his schedule allowed, he taught at universities across California, as well as at high
schools, film festivals and a TEDx event.
His credits include the tentpole
feature Rampage and the indie movie
Hours, and 2nd-unit cinematography on
The Brothers Bloom, Looper, San Andreas
and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Society Appoints Rodli
Executive Director
The Society recently named Eric
Rodli as executive director. In his new role,
Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the organization's mission
to advance the art and science of cinematography, and for creating a supportive
community for its members. An associate
member since 2001, Rodli has served as cochair of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council's Next Generation Cinema
Display Committee. He has also been a
member of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences' task force on content
preservation. He served as president at
Iwerks Entertainment, Bexel, and Kodak's
motion-picture film division, and most
recently as CFO of BeBop Technologies.

American Cinematographer

Goi Named Kodak
Cinematographer-in-Residence
Michael Goi, ASC, ISC has been
named the 2018 Kodak Cinematographerin-Residence at the University of California,
Los Angeles' School of Theater, Film and
Television. Goi's residency began with a
presentation at which Goi screened and
discussed clips from his extensive body of
work. Hands-on student workshops will
continue for the remainder of the 2018
academic year. This is the 18th year of the
residency program, which is sponsored by
the Eastman Kodak Co.
Simmons Shares Photos
John Simmons, ASC recently
presented the photography exhibit "Life in
Black and White" at The Perfect Exposure
Gallery in Los Angeles. "I always strive to
make images that tell a story," Simmons
explains in the exhibit's notes. "Every time I
take a picture, I bring my entire life experience to that moment. Every click of the shutter is a totality of the music I've heard, the
love and pain I've seen and lived and has
shaped the way I see. 'Life in Black and
White' is a narrative of my life through my
lens."
Bailey Attends 25th-Anniversary
Screening
John Bailey, ASC recently attended
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences' 25th-anniversary screening and
conversation for the film Groundhog Day at
the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The Academy president made introductory
remarks, and also participated in the panel
alongside producer Trevor Albert, co-screenwriter Danny Rubin, actor Stephen
Tobolowsky and animal trainer Kim
"Corkey" Miller - with special guest Erica
Mann Ramis, director/co-screenwriter Harold
Ramis' widow.
For further coverage and additional
news, visit theasc.com/asc/news.
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Photo of Clubhouse by Isidore Mankofsky, ASC; lighting by Donald M. Morgan, ASC.

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