American Society of Cinematographers Honors Student Award Winners

Guy Pooles, Harper Alexander and Matthew Blake were recognized during a ceremony at the ASC clubhouse.
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From left: ASC President Richard Crudo, Guy Pooles, Matthew Blake, and Harper Alexander.

The American Society of Cinematographers named three winners for the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards on Saturday evening during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse.

The graduate award was presented to Guy Pooles from the American Film Institute Conservatory, for Dirty Laundry; the undergraduate award to Harper Alexander from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, for Starlight; and the documentary award to Matthew Blake of Chapman University, for Forest Keepers.

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ASC president Richard Crudo spoke during the ceremony, urging the honorees to “continue working hard toward your goal of becoming a cinematographer.”

Each year, the ASC Heritage Award is rededicated in memory of an individual who advanced cinematography. This year's Heritage Award is dedicated to the memory of twice elected ASC president Linwood Dunn, who won an Oscar for visual effects in 1949 for the original Mighty Joe Young, the Academy’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award, and the ASC Presidents Award. His innovations include the first zoom lens and the first optical printer. The Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood was named to recognize his contributions.