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ASC Cinematographers Premiere StEM2 Short Film at HPA Tech Retreat

At this week’s HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, the American Society of Cinematographers premiered its Standard Evaluation Material II (StEM2) project — a 16-minutes short film that was made to offer a consistent baseline while evaluating a myriad of different technologies and workflows used to produce and display movies and episodic series, with an […]

ASC, VES Release Virtual Production Glossary

A Virtual Production Glossary launches today at VPGlossary.com, through a collaboration between the Visual Effects Society, American Society of Cinematographers and individuals from the community, with support from Epic Games and Netflix. It represents part of an effort to establish a common vocabulary among those working in this still evolving area of production. Suggestions for new […]

American Society of Cinematographers Unwraps StEM2 Project to Test New Tech

The American Society of Cinematographers is unwrapping its Standard Evaluation Material II (StEM2) project. The short film was made to offer a consistent baseline while evaluating a myriad of different technologies and workflows used to produce and display movies and episodic series, with an eye toward maintaining the filmmakers’ intent. This includes use in testing […]

Hollywood Cinematographers Begin Production on ‘StEM2’ Evaluation Material

Dozens of Hollywood organizations, studios, technology manufacturers and individual industry leaders have teamed up to produce a new short film to be used as “Standard Evaluation Material” in the testing of displays, exhibition systems and image-processing tools used today in production and postproduction. Led by the American Society of Cinematographers, production of Standard Evaluation Material […]

Stephen Lighthill Re-elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

The American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Stephen Lighthill as its president. He will serve a second, one-year term. Vice presidents Amy Vincent, Steven Fierberg and John Simmons also were re-elected. ASC also elected treasurer Steven Poster, secretary Gregg Heschong and sergeant-at-arms Jim Denault. Poster is a past president of the ASC and International Cinematographers […]