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Saluting Russell Carpenter, ASC


By: The American Society of Cinematographers | February 8, 2018


Lifetime Achievement Honoree Russell Carpenter, ASC
When James Cameron hired Russell Carpenter, ASC - this year's recipient of the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award - to shoot the feature True Lies, it was the cinematographer's first shot at a massive-budget, tech-heavy science-fiction project, though nobody could say Carpenter hadn't paid his dues. Read all about the cinematographer's journey, from his first forays to his current work, here.

Twilight of Glamour: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Cinematographer Ula Pontikos, BSC discusses her approach to shooting this modestly budgeted period drama - which depicts the last stages of life for Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Gloria Grahame (portrayed by Annette Bening) - using a new twist on old-school techniques. Go behind the scenes of the production here.

The Old Ultra-Violence: A Clockwork Orange
To help create an appropriately bleak dystopian futurescape while bringing Anthony Burgess' novel about the sociopathic Alex DeLarge and his "droogs" to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick enlisted cinematographer John Alcott, BSC. Read about the production, and Alcott's collaboration with the legendary auteur, right here.

ASC Master Class
Designed for cinematographers with an intermediate-to-advanced skill set, the ASC Master Class provides practical, hands-on demonstrations of lighting and camera techniques, essential instruction in current workflow practices, and informed analysis of feature films. Enrollment is now open for the following sessions:



May 14-18
June 18-22


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