Fred Goodich, Veteran Cinematographer, Dies at 77

He shot films and nearly 1,000 commercials in the course of his career.
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Fred Goodich

Fred Goodich, a veteran cinematographer who worked on Kevin Costner's For Love of the Game and shot nearly 1,000 commercials, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, the American Society of Cinematographers said. He was 77.

The Bronx-born Goodich also worked on an Oscar-winning short film, 1980's Board and Care.

In June, Goodich was re-elected secretary of the ASC Board of Governors and chaired the organization's International Cinematography Summit that month. He also was an active participant on the ASC Spotlight Award committee.

"He was a wonderful, kind spirit with an unending loyalty to the ASC," ASC president Kees van Oostrum told The Hollywood Reporter.

Goodich's list of credits also include the films Lay of the Land (1997), Surviving Eden (2004), The Affair (2004) and G.I. Jesus (2006). He also shot and/or directed music videos, short films and documentaries.

In 2012, Goodich was a segment director of the ASC/PGA Image Control Assessment Series, aimed at understanding digital cameras and workflows.

Survivors include his wife Donna and son Nikolai.

 

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