Stephen Lighthill re-elected ASC president

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors has elected the group’s 2022-2023 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president for a 3rd consecutive one-year time period. He will serve alongside VPs Amy Vincent, John Simmons and Shelly Johnson; treasurer Steven Poster; secretary Gregg Heschong; and sergeant-at-arms Chris Chomyn.

The members of the ASC Board, elected by the group’s energetic membership, additionally embody Curtis Clark, Richard Crudo, Steven Fierberg, Michael Goi, Ed Lachman, Patti Lee, Charlie Lieberman, Lowell Peterson, Lawrence Sher, John Toll, and Robert Yeoman. Alternate Board members are John Bailey, Eric Steelberg, Jim Denault, Patrick Cody and Dana Gonzales.

“As a company, we’re centered on schooling, continued enhancements of security practices, and additional increasing our variety and outreach efforts,” famous Lighthill. “The final yr has introduced many adversities for our neighborhood, and we’re pleased with how our members met these challenges whereas persevering with to take storytelling to new locations.”

Lighthill is the Discipline Chair for Cinematography on the American Film Institute Conservatory the place he has been a pacesetter in advancing gender variety at each the school and graduate ranges. Additionally, he has served as an officer on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG).

He started his profession capturing for San Francisco Bay space information applications and nationwide information exhibits, akin to 60 Minutes earlier than transferring into documentary cinematography. His work will be seen in lots of movies together with Gimme Shelter and Berkeley within the Sixties, which was nominated for an Academy Award® and received the Audience Award at Sundance. His narrative credit embody such tv dramas as Vietnam War Story, Earth 2 and Nash Bridges. In 2018, Lighthill was bestowed the ASC Presidents Award. He can also be the recipient of the Society of Operating Cameramen’s (SOC) President’s Award in 2000.

The ASC mission is inspiring the subsequent era of cinematographers and advancing the artwork of filmmaking via trade occasions and organizational initiatives. The Society has over 20 committees main the ASC’s varied actions, akin to: the Future Practices Committee, which labored tirelessly to help and advise ASC members and the trade on security on set; the award-winning Motion Imaging Technology Council (MITC) that promotes ongoing schooling within the function of know-how on the imaging chain, together with a concentrate on digital manufacturing and the brand new instruments accessible to cinematographers for this inventive model of filmmaking; and the Vision Committee, which is actively serving to to advance underrepresented cinematographers, their crews and different filmmakers. The Vision Committee’s Mentor Program additionally pairs ASC members with almost 100 younger cinematographers yearly.

Other ASC applications embody Master Classes taught by members; Clubhouse Conversations with members and filmmakers about extremely regarded work; and the actions of the Education & Outreach Committee with movie colleges.

ASC was based in 1919. There are over 420 members at the moment who’ve nationwide roots in some 20 nations. More than 250 affiliate members hail from ancillary segments of the trade.

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