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Clubhouse News
J.L. Fisher Hosts Industry Mixer J.L. Fisher, the Society of Camera Operators, the International Cinematographers Guild and the ASC recently held their sixth annual mixer and BBQ lunch, hosted by J.L. Fisher in Burbank, Calif. Facility tours were provided, and a host of camera-support manufacturers and vendors set up booths outside to show off their latest tools and technology in a relaxed, cordial atmosphere. During the event, the SOC presented the “Moving Camera Operation Seminar,” which included members of the SOC and Locals 600 (camera) and 80 (grips). ASC President Michael Goi moderated “Dialogue with ASC Cinematographers.” The panel — which comprised Society members Richard Crudo, David Darby, Levie Isaacks, Victor J. Kemper , Isidore Mankofsky and William Wages — focused primarily on camera movement. Offering advice to the aspiring filmmakers in attendance, Darby said, “Keep your head down, do good work and remember, you can’t do it alone.” “Your stomach’s a lot smarter than your intellect, so do what feels right,” advised Wages. Isaacks agreed, noting, “What a cinematographer does is really in his heart and his head.” Libatique, Manley Kick Off ASC Breakfast Club Matthew Libatique, ASC was the guest of honor at the Society’s inaugural Breakfast Club in March. Held at the Society’s Clubhouse, the event began with a light breakfast, during which Libatique mingled with the capacity audience. Everyone moved indoors after the meal, and the cinematographer sat down for a Q&A with AC associate editor Jon D. Witmer, screening clips from Requiem for a Dream , The Fountain and Inside Man . Libatique then took questions from the audience. Christopher Manley, ASC took the hot seat for the second Breakfast Club in May. In a wide-ranging conversation with Witmer, Manley discussed lessons he learned in film school, his early work on set as an electrician, and some of the strategies he employed on the series Threat Matrix, CSI: NY and Mad Men; he screened clips from all three shows. Manley then took questions from the enthusiastic audience. The ASC plans to hold Breakfast Clubs on a regular basis. For information on future events, visit www.theasc.com. Churchill, Wexler Attend Doc U Joan Churchill, ASC and Haskell Wexler, ASC recently joined documentarian James Longley for a panel discussion moderated by filmmaker Richard Pearce at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Presented by the International Documentary Association, the discussion was a part of the “Doc U” series of seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. The panel focused on the philosophical and technical challenges faced by documentary cinematographers.
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Schneider Participates in ShortsLab Aaron Schneider, ASC recently participated in “ShortsLab: Chicago,” presented by the Sundance Institute. The one-day filmmaking workshop was held at Columbia College Chicago, and was aimed at filmmakers looking to improve their storytelling techniques, learn about the world of production, and explore platforms to showcase their work. Schneider joined director Jared Hess to share lessons learned while conceiving and developing the short films that launched their respective directing careers. Pfister Wins ACS International Award The Australian Cinematographers Society recently named Wally Pfister, ASC the recipient of the 2011 ACS International Cinematographer of the Year Award for his work on Inception (AC July ’10). The ACS International Award is open to any featurefilm cinematographer, of any nationality, working on the international stage. Previous recipients include Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS; Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC; Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, DFF; and Robert Richardson, ASC. Bahnemann Presents Awards Associate member Volker Bahnemann recently presented the first annual Volker Bahnemann Awards for Cinematography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Maurice Kanbar Institute. Matthew Mendelson won in the graduate division, and Oliver Lanzenberg took home the award for undergraduates. Both students received grants to help fund their thesis projects. The N YU grant was conceived to inspire future generations of cinematographers and empower talented students to realize their artistic potential; recipients are selected by the faculty. ●

Top: Christopher Manley, ASC (left) and AC associate editor Jon D. Witmer. Bottom (left to right): Matthew Mendelson, Oliver Lanzenberg and associate member Volker Bahnemann.

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Photo of Clubhouse by Isidore Mankofsky, ASC; lighting by Donald M. Morgan, ASC. Manley photo by Matt Turve. Bahnemann photo courtesy of Arri.


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American Cinematographer - July 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Cinematographer - July 2011

American Cinematographer - July 2011
Contents
Editor’s Note
President’s Desk
Letters
Production Slate: Larry Crowne • Mortal Kombat
Monster Out of the Box
Ring of Power
Shot Down in Flames
A Cultural Cataclysm
Ascending Cinematography’s Summit
Post Focus: Prime Focus New York
Filmmakers’ Forum: Jim Matlosz
New Products & Services
International Marketplace
Classified Ads
Ad Index
In Memoriam: Gerald Perry Finnerman, ASC
Clubhouse News
ASC Close-Up: Bruno Delbonnel
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - Editor’s Note
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - Letters
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - Production Slate: Larry Crowne • Mortal Kombat
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - Filmmakers’ Forum: Jim Matlosz
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - In Memoriam: Gerald Perry Finnerman, ASC
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - Clubhouse News
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American Cinematographer - July 2011 - ASC Close-Up: Bruno Delbonnel
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