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'TIS THE SEASON FOR AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

It’s that time again, not just the holidays, but awards season, when the entertainment industry is flooded with nominations: Spirit Awards, Oscars and Golden Globes, and when organizations such as the ASC, PGA, DGA, VES, ACE, SOC and ADG nominate their peers for their work over the past year.

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OWEN ROIZMAN, ASC HONORED BY OJAI FILM FESTIVAL

This past October, at the Ojai Film Festival in Ojai, California, cinematographer Owen Roizman, ASC received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Packed into a weekend of screenings, filmmakers and locals had the chance to attend an afternoon conversation with Owen about his work. 

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LIGHTING FOR HISTORY: TOM STERN, ASC, AFC SHOOTS J. EDGAR

Cinematographer Tom Stern grew up in Palo Alto, California, but spent part of his teenage years in France, where he began experimenting with photography. He attended college at St. Johns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, graduating with a liberal arts degree. He continued at Stanford University, where he concentrated on film studies and honed his camera skills by shooting several student films.

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PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL, ASC, LENSES "THE IDES OF MARCH"

Phedon Papamichael, ASC was born in Athens, Greece, and grew up in Germany, where he completed his education in fine arts at the University of Munich. He began working as a still photographer for various European magazines and later relocated to New York City. With an entertainment pedigree including the son of art director/production designer Phedon Papamichael Sr. and the cousin of Nick Cassavetes, it wasn’t long before he moved to Los Angeles and began working in the entertainment industry.

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"TOWER HEIST" TRAILER ONLINE

See the trailer for director Brett Ratner's Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Murphy, Tea Leoni and more.  Shot by Dante Spinotti, ASC, with Arricams, Anamorphic G-Series Lenses and Anamorphic Zooms.  
 
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PHIL MEHEUX, BSC, ILLUMINATES "THE SMURFS"

Phil Méheux, BSC, grew up in North Kent, England, in a small town called Sidcup. At 16, he was determined to become a cinematographer, but there were no reputable film schools operating in London at that time.

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