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Haskell Wexler and Other Veteran DPs on How to Break into the Business

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Haskell Wexler and Other Veteran DPs on How to Break into the Business
So you want to be a Dp? Then you're in luck because The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) recently published a report from a Q&A with seven Asc cinematographers speaking with students from Australia's Queensland University of Technology. The students visited the Asc Clubhouse earlier this month to speak with Bill Bennett, Patrick Cady, Peter Levy, Paul Maibaum, Peter Moss, Haskell Wexler and George Spiro Dibie, who also served as moderator. Topics ranged from how to make it in the industry, how to collaborate with gaffers, how to work best with actors and more. Below are highlights from the two-hour discussion: Read More: 8 Female Cinematographers You Should Know About On the best way to gain a foothold in such a competitive industry"Ask yourself why you're interested in telling stories through filmmaking. How does your work relate to your view? As Asc members, we want you to be more
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Tracking Shot: Van Sant, Doremus, Guadagnino & Reed Morano Shooting This August

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“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing (or in a couple of titles below have been shooting since July). This August we’ve got a good number of projects that will start surfacing as early as next year’s Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin Film Fests. With Dakota Johnson having been just announced, we’ve got Luca Guadagnino’s long awaited (remake) A Bigger Splash, getting ready for a poolside shoot. Gus Van Sant comes out of the woodworks to move into the woods for Sea of Trees. Sundance alumni Rick Alverson is wrapping up Entertainment, Reed Morano is set to make her directorial debut this mid-August with Meadowland, while Douchebag, Like Crazy, Breathe In‘s Drake Doremus is stationed in Japan for a weighty cast and futuristic tale in Equals. Here are some
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Starz Network Shines in Asc TV Noms

Starz Network Shines in Asc TV Noms
Is the Starz Network on a par with HBO? Judging by the American Society of Cinematographers’ TV nominations for its 28th annual kudofest, visually, at least, the decade-old premium cabler is serving up some tasty originals, with three noms to match HBO’s total.

Starz Net was represented by episodes of “Magic City” (shot by d.p. Steven Bernstein) in the one-hour episodic category, as well as two in the TV movie/mini-series column: “The White Queen” (David Luther) and “Dancing on the Edge” (Ashley Rowe).

Also vying for one-hour episodic are David Franco, Jonathan Freeman and Anette Haellmigk for HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and two different episodes of “Game of Thrones,” respectively. Pierre Gill (Showtime’s “The Borgias”), David Greene (CW’s “Beauty and the Beast”), Kramer Morgenthau (Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow”) and Ousama Rawi (NBC’s “Dracula”).

Rounding out the TV movie/mini category is Jeremy Benning (National Geographic Channel
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HBO, Starz Lead Asc TV Nominees

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HBO and Starz garnered three nominations each as the American Society of Cinematographers announced its TV nominees for the Asc Awards today. Winners will be announced at the 28th Asc Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography set for February 1 at Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. Here are the noms: One-Hour Episodic Television Series Steven Bernstein, Asc for Starz Network’s Magic City (“The Sins of the Father”) David Franco for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (“Erlkönig”) Jonathan Freeman, Asc for HBO’s Game of Thrones (“Valar Dohaeris”) Pierre Gill, Csc for Showtime’s The Borgias (“The Purge”) David Greene, Csc for The CW’s Beauty And the Beast (“Tough Love”) Anette Haellmigk for HBO’s Game Of Thrones (“Kissed by Fire”) Kramer Morgenthau, Asc for Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (“Pilot”) Ousama Rawi, Bsc, Csc for NBC’s Dracula (“The Blood is the Life”) Half-Hour Episodic Series Peter Levy, Acs, Asc for
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American Society of Cinematographers unveils feature film nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers has unveiled its award nominations in the best feature film category.

The nominees are:

Seamus McGarvey, Asc, Bsc (Anna Karenina) Danny Cohen, Bsc (Les Misérables) Claudio Miranda, Asc (Life of Pi) Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln) Roger Deakins, Asc, Bsc (Skyfall)

The nominations are in line those made by the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) earlier.

Notable omissions include Australia.s Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty), Mihai Malaimare Jr (The Master), Rodrigo Prieto (Argo), Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Rises) and Ben Richardson (Beasts of the Southern Wild), according to the La Times.

Deakins now has 11 Asc award nominations for two wins (he has never won an Oscar despite nine nominations). He was also the recipient of the organisation.s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Kaminski has now been nominated five times while the latest nominations for Cohen, McGarvey and Miranda brings their tally to two each.

Last year,
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Cinematographers Unveil Asc Award TV Nominees

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Fox garnered three nominations as the American Society of Cinematographers announced TV nominees for its Asc Awards. Winners will be unveiled at the 27th Asc Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography set for February 10 at Hollywood & Highland. The film nominations will be announced January 9. Here are the noms: One-Hour Episodic Television Series Balazs Bolygo, Hsc for Cinemax’s Hunted (“Mort”) Chris Manley, Asc for AMC’s Mad Men (“The Phantom”) Kramer Morgenthau, Asc for HBO’s Game of Thrones (“The North Remembers”) David Moxness, Csc, Asc for Fox’s Fringe (“Letters of Transit”) Mike Spragg for Cinemax’s Strike Back (Episode 11) David Stockton, Asc for Fox’s Alcatraz (Pilot) Television Movie/Miniseries Michael Goi, Asc for FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum (“I am Anne Frank: Part 2”) Florian Hoffmeister for the PBS Masterpiece presentation of Great Expectations Arthur Reinhart for History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys Rogier Stoffers, Asc for
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Thx 1138 and Lost In Space Blu-ray Reviews

There are both rational and irrational reasons for hating the prequel trilogy. With the rise of Red Letter Media, that internet phenomenon that has made a name shit-talking the Star Trek: Next Generations films, and The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, there is a more present sense of disappointment with the Lucas empire- but it’s something that has been haunting Lucas about a couple days after people started seeing Tpm and word set in. But as not great as the prequels were, there’s other reasons to be bummed about those films besides just fan service. Until he made the prequel trilogy, George Lucas had a stunning cinematic record as a director. His first film Thx 1138 is a classic, and deserves to be appreciated. Another reason to be disappointed is that he led the way for films like Lost in Space, the 1998 warm-up for the prequel trilogy.
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