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American Society Of Cinematographers
The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (ASC), founded in 1919, is an educational, cultural, and professional organization. Neither a labor union nor a guild , ASC membership is by invitation and is extended only to directors of photography and special effects experts with distinguished credits in the film industry. Members can put the letters A.S.C. after their names . ASC membership has become one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a professional cinematographer, a mark of prestige and distinction. The ASC currently has approximately 340 members and continues to grow
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Post-nominal Letters
POST-NOMINAL LETTERS, also called POST-NOMINAL INITIALS, POST-NOMINAL TITLES or DESIGNATORY LETTERS, are letters placed after a person's name to indicate that that individual holds a position, academic degree, accreditation, office, military decoration, or honour, or is a member of a religious institute or fraternity. An individual may use several different sets of post-nominal letters, but in some contexts it may be customary to limit the number of sets to one or just a few. The order in which post-nominals are listed after a name is based on rules of precedence and what is appropriate for a given situation. Post-nominal letters
Post-nominal letters
are one of the main types of name suffix . In contrast, pre-nominal letters precede the name rather than following it
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD (/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud ) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. This ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry , including several of its historic studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people in it. Hollywood
Hollywood
was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world
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Frank Kugler
FRANK X. KUGLER (March 29, 1879, Germany
Germany
– July 7, 1952, St. Louis, Missouri ) was a German - American wrestler , weightlifter and tug of war competitor who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics . In 1904 he won a silver medal in wrestlings' heavyweight category, bronze medals in weightliftings' two hand lift and all-around dumbbell events and another bronze in the tug of war competition as a member of Southwest Turnverein of Saint Louis No. 2 team. He is recognised as an American by the IOC although he was a German national at the time of the Games. Despite taking last place in 9 out of 10 events in the dumbbell competition he was awarded the bronze as there were only 3 competitors. He is the only competitor to win a medal in three different sports at the same Olympic Games. REFERENCES * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-23. Retrieved 23/10/2012. * "Frank Kugler"
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Special Effects
SPECIAL EFFECTS (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film , television , theatre , video game , and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world . Special
Special
effects are traditionally divided into the categories of OPTICAL EFFECTS and MECHANICAL EFFECTS. With the emergence of digital filmmaking a distinction between special effects and visual effects has grown, with the latter referring to digital post-production while "special effects" referring to mechanical and optical effects. Mechanical effects (also called practical or physical effects ) are usually accomplished during the live-action shooting. This includes the use of mechanized props , scenery, scale models , animatronics , pyrotechnics and atmospheric effects: creating physical wind, rain, fog, snow, clouds, etc
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Robert S. Newhard
ROBERT NEWHARD (April 28, 1884 – May 20, 1945) also known as ROBERT S. NEWHARD, ROBERT NEWHARDT and ROBERT NEWHART was an American cinematographer
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California
Native languages as of 2007 * English 57.4% * Spanish 28.5% * Chinese 2.8% * Filipino 2.2% DEMONYM Californian CAPITAL Sacramento LARGEST CITY Los Angeles
Los Angeles
LARGEST METRO Greater Los Angeles
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Labor Union
A TRADE UNION or TRADES UNION, also called a LABOUR UNION (Canada ) or LABOR UNION (US ), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, achieving higher pay and benefits such as health care and retirement, increasing the number of employees an employer assigns to complete the work, and better working conditions . The trade union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members (rank and file members) and negotiates labour contracts (collective bargaining ) with employers. The most common purpose of these associations or unions is "maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment ". This may include the negotiation of wages , work rules, complaint procedures, rules governing hiring, firing and promotion of workers, benefits, workplace safety and policies
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Hollywood, California
HOLLYWOOD (/ˈhɒliwʊd/ HOL-ee-wuud ) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. This ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood is notable as the home of the U.S. film industry , including several of its historic studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry and the people in it. Hollywood
Hollywood
was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world
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Guild
A GUILD /ɡɪld/ is an association of artisans or merchants who oversee the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of tradesmen. They were organized in a manner something between a professional association , trade union , a cartel , and a secret society . They often depended on grants of letters patent by a monarch or other authority to enforce the flow of trade to their self-employed members, and to retain ownership of tools and the supply of materials. A lasting legacy of traditional guilds are the guildhalls constructed and used as meeting places. One of the legacies of the guilds, the elevated Windsor Guildhall
Guildhall
was originally a meeting place for guilds, as well as magistrates' seat and town hall
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William C. Foster
WILLIAM C. FOSTER was a pioneer of cinematography . BIOGRAPHYHe was born in Bushnell, Illinois , on December 28, 1880, and went to work for the Chicago-based Selig Polyscope Company in 1901, at a time when Selig was turning out 50' and 100' actualities and trick films. Foster left Selig in May 1911 to join Carl Laemmle
Carl Laemmle
’s Independent Moving Pictures Company (IMP). In 1915, he signed with the Equitable Motion Picture Corporation, working in New York and Florida. Foster was lead cinematographer on the first five two-reelers Charlie Chaplin made for Mutual Film Corporation in 1916: The Floorwalker, The Fireman, One A.M., The Count, and The Vagabond. He later shot a number of pictures for director Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
, including A Tale of Two Cities (Fox, 1917) and The Silver Horde (Goldwyn, 1920), and also worked with director Lois Weber
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Fred LeRoy Granville
FRED LEROY GRANVILLE was born in Warrnambool, Victoria , Australia
Australia
, in 1896, and educated in New Zealand
New Zealand
. The 1 February 1922, issue of American Cinematographer
Cinematographer
stated that he was "a bloody Britisher by birth" and "first saw the light at Worton Hall , Isleworth, Middlesex , England
England
." Granville became interested in photography as a boy. His first experience with cinematography came in 1913 under the guidance of James Crosby at the Selig Polyscope studio in Edendale, near downtown Los Angeles. Granville photographed the documentary Rescue of the Stefansson Expedition (1914) and a number of features and serials for Universal, including Liberty, A Daughter of the USA (1916) and The Heart of Humanity (1918). He also shot several of cowboy actor Tom Mix 's early Fox features
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British Society Of Cinematographers
The BRITISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (abbreviated BSC) was formed in 1949 by Bert Easey (23 August 1901 – 28 February 1973), the then head of the Denham and Pinewood studio camera departments. The stated objectives at the formation of the BSC were * To promote and encourage the pursuit of the highest standards in the craft of Motion Picture Photography. * To further the applications by others of the highest standards in the craft of Motion Picture Photography and to encourage original and outstanding work. * To co-operate with all whose aims and interests are wholly or in part related to those of the society. * To provide facilities for social intercourse between the members and arrange lectures, debates and meetings calculated to further the objects of the Society.There were originally 55 members. Currently there are 230 full, honorary, associate and patron members
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Eugene Gaudio
EUGENE GAUDIO (Decembmer 31, 1886 – August 1, 1920) was a cinematographer. BIOGRAPHYBrother of future A.S.C. member Tony Gaudio
Tony Gaudio
, Eugene Gaudio
Eugene Gaudio
was born in Cosenza in Italy
Italy
on December 31, 1886. He learned photography in his father’s portrait studio and developed an interest in movies around 1905. After coming to the United States, he served as lab superintendent for IMP and the Life Photo Film Corporation . Arriving in California in 1915, Gaudio came out of the darkroom and went behind the camera for Universal . The best-known of his early efforts as a cinematographer is the 1916 production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea . He later photographed films for Metro’s top female stars, Alla Nazimova and May Allison
May Allison
. His final work was with actress Bessie Barriscale ’s B. B. Features
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