Digital Cinema Show - Episode VI - A Conversation with Steven Poster, ASC
This episode is devoted to an in-depth discussion with renowned Cinematographer Steven Poster, ASC. A past President of the ASC and current President of the International Cinematographers Guild, he has been responsible for photographing everything from Indie hits like "Donnie Darko", and "Southland Tales", to major studio features like "Rocky V," "Daddy Day Care," "Big Top Pee-wee," "Stuart Little II," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." He is also credited early in his career with supporting Cinematography work on such classics as "Blade Runner" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."
Sitting down with DCS Founder James Mathers, he recalls some of the breaks that propelled his career and reminisces about working on "Close Encounters" and "Blade Runner" with such esteemed collaborators as the late ASC Cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Jordan Cronenweth, as well as with Directors Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott. He also gives us his take on new technology including HDR, High Resolution, and High Frame Rates, and how he is working to help members of IA Local 600 prepare for the future.
Many thanks to our DCS crew members including Producer David Mahlmann, Cinematographer Cameron Canon, and the versatile Christopher Scott Knell for all audio recording and post production services. We are also very grateful to the Panasonic Hollywood Lab who not only let us shoot this interview at their facility, but also provided us their flagship Digital Cinema cameras, the VariCam 35 and VariCam LT.
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