AFI Cinematography Head Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers – American Film Institute

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AFI Cinematography Head Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

AFI leadership continues to be prominent at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

AFI Conservatory Cinematography Discipline Head Stephen Lighthill has just been re-elected president of the ASC. This will be Lighthill’s third term as president, having been elected in 2020 and serving his first term from 2012-2013. AFI Alumni Amy Vincent (AFI Class of 1991) and Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972) are both Vice Presidents at the ASC, and Steven Fierberg (AFI Class of 1995) is a board member.

“As we safely emerge from the pandemic,” said Lighthill, “we plan to continue to share our expertise on best practices for remote solutions and virtual production in service to the artistic process of filmmaking. We also remain focused on recruiting diverse and inclusive crews as well as supporting underrepresented filmmakers through our scholarship and mentorship programs.”

Lighthill has been head of AFI’s Cinematography program since 2004. He has served as cinematographer on many documentaries including GIMME SHELTER and BERKELEY IN THE ’60s. His cinematography credits for independent features include OVER-UNDER, SIDEWAYS-DOWN, HOT SUMMER WINDS and SHIMMER, all produced for PBS’ American Playhouse. Lighthill served as Director of Photography on the TV series VIETNAM WAR STORY, EARTH 2 and NASH BRIDGES. He returned to documentaries as the cinematographer on BOFFO! TINSELTOWN’S BOMBS AND BLOCKBUSTERS and THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT: CAREGIVERS, both for HBO.

Read more about Lighthill’s re-election as ASC president here.

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