March 23, 1997 |
Four of the five were born outside America. Several share a past in documentary filmmaking. And each is quietly insistent on sharing credit with his crew and director. But this year's Oscar-nominated cinematographers could not be more different in their subjects, from the bitter white snowscapes that envelop the residents of "Fargo" to the sun-baked orange desert of 1930s Egypt in "The English Patient" (the location in fact was Tunisia, filmed in chilly winter).
January 13, 2005 |
The American Society of Cinematographers announced six finalists Wednesday for the 19th annual Outstanding Achievement Award in feature film competition. The finalists are Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron for "Collateral," Caleb Deschanel for "The Passion of the Christ," Bruno Delbonnel for "A Very Long Engagement," Pawel Edelman for "Ray" and Robert Richardson for "The Aviator." The winners will be announced at the organization's awards gala Feb. 13 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
November 3, 2009
Behind the camera: Caleb Deschanel, whose credits include "The Black Stallion," "The Right Stuff" and "The Passion of the Christ," will be given a lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers at its annual award show Feb. 27. Resurfacing: Gregory Itzin will reprise his role as the disgraced President Charles Logan on the eighth season of Fox's "24."
February 28, 2008 |
Creating a "real" fantasy means riding herd on digital characters to avoid the temptation to squish and stretch them into awkward -- not to mention anatomically incorrect -- poses. When making "The Spiderwick Chronicles," director Mark Waters and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel blocked camera moves to accommodate the live actors, and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett made sure that the digital creations got the same respect.
February 28, 2005 |
Cinematographer Robert Richardson, who took home the Oscar for his work on "The Aviator," developed his signature look of hot lights and burnished surfaces while working with director Oliver Stone on films such as "Salvador," "Wall Street," "JFK" -- for which he received his first Oscar -- "Natural Born Killers" and "Nixon." He worked with "Aviator" director Martin Scorsese for the first time on "Casino" and again on "Bringing Out the Dead."
February 28, 2010 |
Christian Berger won the top feature film honor for "The White Ribbon" Saturday evening at the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. The German film, which is Oscar-nominated for best cinematography and foreign language film, was the only black-and-white film among the five nominees. The last time the ASC gave its feature film award to a black-and-white production was eight years ago for Roger Deakins for "The Man Who Wasn't There." The ASC winners were announced Saturday during a gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Place Hotel.