Of the ASC Presidents Award, Clark says, “It’s a monumental honor to get this kind of recognition. I’ve always been fascinated by the technology underpinning our art form and the impact it has on creative intent. What this is all about is understanding the limitations and maximizing the potential of what can be achieved creatively with that knowledge. Without understanding digital-imaging technology, you cannot influence its development and, as a result, can be dealt a pretty restrictive hand.
“In 1919, the founders of the ASC came together in no small part to collaborate on solving the technical challenges they faced,” he adds. “What we have tried to do with the Technology Committee, in the most volatile of times, is in that same spirit.”