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Shadow Play: The Art and History of Cinematic Chiaroscuro

March 19, 2021, 09:43 AM


Don’t reach for the silk doublet or the overabundant bowl of grapes just yet. Chiaroscuro isn’t that fancy. At its most basic, the term describes the use of high contrast lighting to simulate depth on a 2D surface. The word even contains its own definition: “chiaro” means light, and “oscuro” means dark. Easy peasy.

ASC Reveals Nominees in All Categories

March 10, 2021, 08:33 PM


The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced its nominees for feature film, documentary and television cinematography, representing the organization’s picks for the most compelling visual filmmaking over the past 14 months. Winners will be named during the 35th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on April 18.

ASC Announces Student Heritage Award Winners

March 1, 2021, 08:56 PM


The winners of the 2020 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Student Heritage Awards were named Saturday night (February 27) during a virtual presentation. Three student filmmakers were chosen for demonstrating exceptional cinematography skills in their submitted work.

#cinematography#asc awards#asc#cinematographers
Sofia Coppola to Receive Board of Governors Award

February 18, 2021, 10:51 PM


The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will present writer-producer-director Sofia Coppola with the organization’s Board of Governors Award during the 35th Annual ASC Awards on April 18, which will be live streamed from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.

#cinematography#asc awards#asc#cinematographers
Student Heritage Award Nominees Selected by ASC

February 4, 2021, 09:01 PM


The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its nominees in three categories of the 2020 Student Heritage Awards competition. The awards are one of many programs designed by the organization to support a new generation of talent in the early stages of their cinematography careers.

James Kniest (Cinematography The Haunting of Bly Manor)

October 30, 2020, 09:54 AM


Gordon sits down with cinematographer James Kniest to discuss his work on The Haunting of Bly Manor. Including hiding people in the background, lighting an entire episode with candles, and more!

#editor#editing#film#film editing#cinematography#television#movies#netflix#cinematographer#the cutting room#the haunting of bly manor#james kniest
ASC Sets Awards Date for Television Competition

October 23, 2020, 06:45 PM


American Society of Cinematographers sets awards date and opens submissions for the 35th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards this coming April, 2021.

#hollywood#cinematography#asc awards#asc#clubhouse
ASC Master Classes Resume as a Virtual Experience

October 19, 2020, 05:32 PM


The American Society of Cinematographers announces the return of their ASC Master Class series starting this October 30th.

#cinematography#asc#master class
Sebastian Thaler (Bonus - DP 7500)

June 29, 2020, 02:49 AM


Gordon sits down with German Cinematographer Sebastian Thaler to discuss his work on the Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle 7500. Sebastian talks about tackling shooting in tight spaces and lighting in a small cabin for a jet.

#editor#editing#film#film editing#dp#cinematography#television#movies#the cutting room#sebastian thaler
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