The American Society of Cinematographers

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January 2013 online articles

Once Upon a Time in the South

Robert Richardson, ASC saddles up for Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s homage to Spaghetti Westerns

Presidents Desk

On the quality of the image

DVD Playback
Reviews of current and upcoming DVD releases:

ASC Close-Up
Brief interviews with ASC members about their careers and inspirations. This month: Tom Sigel

Featured in the January Print Edition:

  • The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey
  • Les Misérables
  • Hitchcock
  • Amour
  • Promised Land
  • Restoring Sunset Blvd.
Featured Titles
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Cin: Robert Paynter, BSC
Dir: Frank Oz
The Penalty (1920)
Cin: Don Short, ASC
Dir: Wallace Worsley
Quadrophenia (1979)
Cin: Brian Tufano, BSC
Dir: Franc Roddam


  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Gangster Squad
  • Parade’s End
  • ASC Lifetime Achievement Award: Dean Semler, ASC, ACS


  • Short Takes: Marilyn Manson video Slo-Mo-Tion
  • Production Slate: Caesar Must Die and House of Cards
  • ASC Close Up: Stephen Goldblatt


  • Californication
  • Phil Spector
  • Chicago Fire
  • ASC Career Achievement in Television Award: Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC
  • ASC Presidents Award: Curtis Clark, ASC


  • Short Takes: I Fink U Freeky
  • Production Slate: Adam Arkapaw's work on director Cate Shortland's Lore
  • ASC Close Up: Christopher Baffa