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Clubhouse News

ASC Elects Officers, Board
Kees van Oostrum has been elected
ASC president for the 2016-'17 term. The other
officers are Vice Presidents Bill Bennett,
Lowell Peterson and Dean Cundey; Treasurer
Levie Isaacks; Secretary Frederic Goodich;
and Sergeant-at-Arms Roberto Schaefer.
Also elected to the Board of Governors
were John Bailey, Bennett, Curtis Clark,
Richard Crudo, Fred Elmes, Michael Goi,
Victor J. Kemper, Stephen Lighthill, Daryn
Okada, Woody Omens, Robert Primes,
Cynthia Pusheck, Owen Roizman, John
Simmons and van Oostrum. The alternates are
Schaefer, Mandy Walker, Karl Walter
Lindenlaub, Oliver Bokelberg and Cundey.
"It is our task as an organization to
educate the industry on the value of the cinematographer as authors of the images, to be
involved in advancing imaging technology, and
most importantly, to promote our artistry," says
van Oostrum. "I'm honored to be selected
along with these officers to lead my peers and
colleagues into new visual frontiers, and
continue the educational mission of the organization."
Members Participate in
L.A. Film Fest
ASC members Joan Churchill, Amy
Vincent, Tami Reiker and Mandy Walker
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August 2016

ASC at Cine Gear Expo
Cine Gear Expo recently wrapped its
2016 edition at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. On the first day of the event, Cine
Gear presented its Cinematography Lifetime
Achievement Award to Vittorio Storaro,
ASC, AIC; Storaro was also in attendance for
a screening of Café Society and participated
in a discussion moderated by Jon Fauer,
ASC.
The following day, ASC members Bill
Bennett, Dean Cundey, Michael Goi,
David Klein, Charles Minsky, Donald A.
Morgan, Guillermo Navarro, James
Neihouse, Daniel Pearl, David Perkal,
Cynthia Pusheck and Lisa Wiegand
participated in a "Dialogue With ASC CineAmerican Cinematographer

matographers" moderated by George
Spiro Dibie, ASC. A number of other Society members participated in activities
throughout the expo, including Amy
Vincent and Bruce Logan, who were
among the judges for Cine Gear's film
competitions.
Marking the end of the expo, the
ASC hosted its annual barbecue - sponsored by the Sim Group - at its Clubhouse
in Hollywood.

In Memoriam: Robert S. Birchard,
1950-2016
Animation editor, film historian and
longtime AC contributor Robert S. Brichard
died on May 30. He was 66.
A Los Angeles native, Birchard
worked in production as a sound editor,
animation editor and postproduction supervisor. His credits include the popular series
DuckTales and Adventures of the Gummi
Bears; the feature FernGully: The Last Rainforest; and the video releases The Return of
Jafar and 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London
Adventure. As a historian, he contributed to
numerous publications and authored books
including Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood,
Silent-Era Filmmaking in Santa Barbara and
King Cowboy: Tom Mix and the Movies.
Birchard also served as president of
the Cinecon Classic Film Festival, the 52nd
edition of which is scheduled for Sept. 1-5 in
Hollywood and will be dedicated to his
memory.
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Photo of Clubhouse by Isidore Mankofsky, ASC; lighting by Donald M. Morgan, ASC.
Photo of Kees van Oostrum by Gunther Campine. Photo of Robert S. Birchard by Lucinda Lewis.

ASC President Kees van Oostrum.

recently joined fellow cinematographer
Maryse Alberti in an educational program
titled "Women Behind the Lens." Presented
as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, the
panel was held at the ArcLight Cinema in
Culver City and moderated by cinematographer Patti Lee. After a quick screening of
clips from each participant's body of work,
the discussion covered how each became
interested in cinematography and got
started in their careers, on-set experiences in
a male-dominated industry, and advice for
aspiring female cinematographers. The
panel was preceded by a brunch celebrating
the contributions of these esteemed cinematographers; during the gathering, held at
the Culver Hotel, Alberti was presented with
the Jaeger-LeCoultre "Glory to the Filmmaker" Award.
During the L.A. Film Festival Filmmakers Retreat in Palm Springs, Michael Goi,
ASC participated in a discussion about
shooting film. In conversation with film critic
Elvis Mitchell, Goi discussed the art and
science of cinematography, giving the audience a behind-the-scenes look at the making
of American Horror Story: Hotel and sharing
how-to insights on film's ability to create
moods and effects. Goi also reminded the
audience of the archival power of film.



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