It’s true; television has saturated our entire culture. We see it everywhere we look: Hovering above bars, glowing in store windows, blaring in gyms, even talking to us in the back seat of a taxi. TV has become such an accessible medium that we forget that large amounts of work actually go into bringing us our favorite shows. Luckily, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has not forgotten. Move aside big screen cinematographers, it’s time to give your boob-tube brethren a chance to shine! The ASC has recently asked for entries in both the categories of Best Cinematography for an Episodic TV Series and Best Cinematography in a Movie of the Week, Miniseries, or Pilot Episode for their annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards.
With high definition television on the rise, the ASC is fully aware of the strides cinematographers are doing within the realm of television. Michael Goi, chairman of the ASC’s Awards Committee, notes, “Television cinematography is a demanding and artful endeavor. Some of the world’s most talented cinematographers create images on a weekly basis in the field of television. This recognition honors those who consistently raise the bar with their innovative work in a constantly evolving medium.” The deadlines for entries are December 1 at noon, with finalists being announced mid-December and awarded February 15, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Visit http://www.theasc.com for more information.