Bob Fisher’s Blog

Wally Pfister – A Preview of “Inception”

By Bob Fisher Put “Inception” on your list of must see summer films. Cinematographer Wally Pfister, ASC teamed up with writer/ director Chris Nolan and producer Emma Thomas for the sixth time to create this imaginative and breathtaking adventure. Their collaborations began with Memento in 2000 when they were[...]

Sylvester Stalone’s “THE EXPENDABLES” Previewed By Jeff Kimball

By Bob Fisher Jeffrey Kimball, ASC teams up with Sylvester Stallone to take audiences on a breathtaking ride this summer. “The Expendables” is the cinematographer’s first collaboration with Stallone at the helm. Stallone also co-authored the script and is cast in the leading role as Barney Ross, the leader[...]

The Power of Super 8 Film!

BY BOB FISHER Robert Richardson, ASC, Robert Elswitt, ASC, John Toll, ASC, Jim Chressanthis, ASC, Ed Lachman, ASC and Caleb Deschanel, ASC are among the cinematographers whose names grace the back cover of a new book titled “The Power of Super 8 Film.” The list also includes Steven Spielberg, Oliver[...]

The Greatest – When Impossible Dreams Come True

BY BOB FISHER The story behind the making of “The Greatest” is like one of those feel-good Hollywood movies where impossible dreams comes true. The independent film was written and directed by Shana Feste. It was her first long form feature. The cinematographer was John Bailey, ASC, who has earned[...]

“Touching Home” with Ricardo Gale

Patience. That’s the moral of this story. If you believe in what you are doing, sometimes seemingly impossible dreams come true. Ricardo Jacques Gale was introduced to Logan and Noah Miller by an assistant director who he had worked with on an number of independent features. Gale had about 20[...]

Woody Allen & Vilmos Zsigmond: “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”

BY BOB FISHER “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger” is a rendezvous you can count on. The new Woody Allen film is coming to a cinema screen in your neighborhood. Mark it on your calendar so you don’t forget, because it isn’t scheduled for release until early Fall. The[...]


It is no longer news that Mauro Fiore, ASC took home an Oscar for his artful rendering of live-action images in Avatar. But, the reality is that cinematography tends to fly under the radar at the Academy Awards. Maybe it’s because none of the nominees was wearing a posh evening[...]

ASC Salutes Morgan Freeman

BY BOB FISHER Morgan Freeman will be in the spotlight during the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration Saturday evening (February 27th) at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The venerable actor will receive the ASC Board of Directors Award. The cinematographers reserve[...]

“No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos”

BY BOB FISHER “No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos” has been chosen for the American Documentary Showcase. It will be screened at U.S. embassies and other overseas venues throughout 2010. The program is a cooperative venture by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.[...]

Steven Poster, ASC – “Street Photographer”

BY BOB FISHER An exhibition of still photography by Steven Poster, ASC is on display at Wisconsin Union Galleries at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. The exhibition is a retrospective of 40 years of what Poster describes as “street photography.” The still photography exhibit has traveled from Los[...]