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.
* 1 Origins * 2 Publications * 3 Founding members
* 4 Award categories
* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Lifetime Achievement
* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Its history goes back to the Cinema Camera Club in New York City
Arthur Charles Miller ,
Phil Rosen , and
Frank Kugler .
Arthur Miller and his brother, William Miller , both filmmakers in New
York City , worked together and established a much-needed union for
cinematography workers called the Motion Picture Industry Union .
Arthur Miller left to work in Hollywood,
1920 also marked the beginning of American
Other than the magazine, the most well-known publication of the ASC
is the American
* Phil Rosen * Homer Scott * William C. Foster * L. D. Clawson * Eugene Gaudio * Walter L. Griffin * Roy H. Klaffki * Charles Rosher * Victor Milner * Joe August * Arthur Edeson * Fred LeRoy Granville * J. D. Jennings * Robert S. Newhard * L. Guy Willy
* Best Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
* American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography in Regular Series for Non-Commercial Television * American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography in Regular Series for Commercial Television * Best Cinematography for a Movie, Miniseries, or Pilot for Television
* Lifetime Achievement Award * Television Career Achievement Award * Board of Directors Award
* ^ American Cinematographer