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  • Revisiting Gordon Parks
    Recently TCM played two of the Gordon Parks films, Shaft (1971) and The Super Cops (1974). Both held up very well and you could see many creative influences they had on other early 70’s movies […]
  • The 30th anniversary of Jim Henson and Muppet*Vision 3D
    Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Jim Henson. I was working on Muppetvision 3D at Imagineering when he died. I was so excited that Disney was buying the Muppets. I think that Jim Henson was another Walt Disney
  • Here We Go Again: The Digital Cinema Revolution Begins
    Happy Birthday to George Lucas! As we know George was a big proponent of the use of digital technology in cinema. When I worked at Sony in the 1990’s, we were on the cutting edge of using digital cameras for cinematography.
  • Kubrick, Pudovkin’s Film Technique and Eisenstein
    Kubrick: I read Eisenstein’s books at the time, and to this day I still don’t really understand them. The most instructive book on film aesthetics I came across was Pudovkin’s Film Technique, which simply explained that editing was the aspect of film art form which was completely unique, and which separated it from all other art forms.

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May 28th

The ASC was sorry to hear that astronaut Michael Collins (center) died yesterday, April 28, 2021, at the age of 90. A member of the Apollo 11 crew, he was instrumental in his colleagues Neal Armstrong (left) and Buzz Aldrin (right) landing safely on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. Upon returning to Earth, all three would become honorary members of the ASC for photographing our planet from another heavenly body. It was Collins who later suggested taking IMAX cameras into space to capture the experience for all mankind. You'll find our archival coverage of the moon landing here: bit.ly/Apollo11AC

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