Stephen Lighthill has been elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). He takes over from outgoing ASC President Michael Goi.
Stephen is also chairman of the cinematography program at the American Film Institute Conservatory, and Senior Filmmaker-in-residence: Cinematography. He got into film in the San Francisco area, shooting news, 60 Minutes, and documentaries. He worked on Gimme Shelter and Berkeley in the Sixties (Oscar nominated, winner of Audience Award at Sundance). His dramatic film credits include Vietnam War Story, Earth 2, Nash Bridges, and She Spies.
In 2000, he received the SOC President’s Award. In 2010, SMPTE recognized him with the Kodak Educational Award for outstanding educational contributions to the motion picture industry.
(photo above is a frame grab from the film Cinematographer Style.)