Shelly Johnson elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers

Shelly Johnson elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers

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Shelly Johnson has been elected the 47th president of the American Society of Cinematographers. She succeeds Stephen Lighthill, who has reached her term limit, having completed his second consecutive two-year term as president (and third overall).

The ASC board of directors also elected a slate of officers that includes Vice Chairs Charlie Lieberman, John Simmons and Patti Lee; treasurer Charles Minsky; secretary Dejan Georgeevich; and Arms Sergeant Chris Chomyn.

Board members, elected from the organization’s active members, also include Mandy Walker (who became the first woman to win the ASC Award in Feature Film earlier this year for her photography of Elvis), former Academy President John Bailey, Patrick Cady, Steven Fierberg, Michael Goi, Charles Minsky, Lowell Peterson, Lawrence Sher, Eric Steelberg, John Toll and Amy Vincent. The alternate board members are Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Georgeevich, Denis Lenoir, Steven Poster and Mark Irwin.

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Johnson, a California native, graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1980 and has gone on to earn film credits including Jurassic Park III, The Last Castle, Percy Jackson: Sea of ​​Monsters, The Wolf Man, Captain America: The First Avenger AND Greyhound. His work in television includes the 1997 retelling of Stephen King The brilliant. He earned ASC Award nominations for his footage of Everyone’s Children: Saving Jessica McClure, The legacythe series The others and the pilot for Training day.

“The collaborative spirit of the ASC will continue with an ongoing focus on industry education, mentoring and diversity awareness,” Johnson said in a statement. “Our membership is embracing new technologies and looks forward to developing the latest tools to facilitate the creation of images that resonate with audiences. Our doors are open as we welcome all artistic and technical minds to venture out to expand the meaningful narrative.

He has been a member of the ASC since 2000 and is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.