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International Cinematographers Guild Heritage Archive Collection

Haskell Wexler during production of “MEDIUM COOL” (1969).

The International Cinematographers Guild represents technicians and artisans in the guild working a variety of specializations, including special effects and animation. The collection includes interviews with László Kovács, Allen Daviau, Sandi Sissel, Deborah Weis, and Vilmos Zsigmond.  Along with the visual history interviews, the collection features seminars and workshops by cinematographers that provide step-by-step tutorials of various lighting situations. The interviews are an average length of two hours and shot in intimate settings and often take place in the interviewees’ homes. The materials range in formats including DVCAM, Betacam SP, VHS, S-VHS, MiniDV, Hi 8, and standard 8mm. The collection first came to the Archive in 2000 and is comprised of nearly 300 of the 433 oral and visual history interviews which the guild has recorded.

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