May 24, 2017

Pusheck Lauded by Women in Film

By Bob Fisher Cynthia Pusheck will receive the 2010 Kodak Vision Award at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on June 1.

The award is presented annually to a rising star in the galaxy of cinematographers. Pusheck is an native of Chicago, where she studied filmmaking at Columbia College and worked at a camera rental house. She moved to Los Angeles and began her career working on camera crews as an assistant and operator. Pusheck subsequently became a go-to crew member for underwater scenes in films ranging from Tomorrow Never Dies to Free Willie. She continued her education at AFI, where she focused on cinematography in 1995 and 1996. Pusheck was a recipient of the International Cinematographers Guild Showcase Award in 1999 and 2002 for her short films One Hand, Left and Ezekiel.

That annual event is designed to provide a showcase for the next generation of cinematographers. Pusheck’s eclectic and evolving body of work ranges from documentaries to independent features, episodic television series, including the 2007 to 2010 seasons of Brothers and Sisters, and underwater scenes for A Nightmare on Elm Street. Stay tuned: This is the first chapter in an evolving story.

About Bob Fisher

Bob Fisher was born and raised in Brooklyn. He earned a journalism degree from Long Island University, and began his career as a cub reporter at the New York Herald Tribune. Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in mid-1958. He served for two years as a journalist at an army base in Anniston, Alabama.That experience gave him a different view of the world. Several weeks before he was scheduled to complete his military obligation, Fisher answered an ad for a six-month job in Los Angeles writing a book based on interviews with members of the American Society of Cinematographers. Fisher had no idea what cinematographers did. The attraction was getting to see Los Angeles. Fisher estimates that he has subsequently written between 3,000 and 4,000 magazine articles about cinematographers and other narrative and documentary filmmakers. He is one of seven living honorary members of the American Society of Cinematographers. Four of the others are astronauts.

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