‘Titanic,’ ‘Master and Commander’ Cinematographers Tapped for ASC Recognition

The American Society of Cinematographers has announced this year’s honorees for special contributions to the art of cinematography. The outstanding achievement prizes will be presented at the 32nd annual ASC Awards on Feb. 17.

Oscar- and ASC Award-winning “Titanic” lenser Russell Carpenter will receive the organization’s lifetime achievement award. Carpenter’s recent work include’s Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.”

Set for the ASC’s international award is Russell Boyd. Boyd won the Oscar for “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” for which he was also nominated by the ASC. A longtime collaborator of director Peter Weir, his other credits include “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” “Gallipoli,” and “The Way Back.”

Alan Caso will receive the career achievement in television award. He has been Emmy- and ASC-nominated for his work on TNT’s “Into the West” and “George Wallace,” as well as HBO’s “Six Feet Under.”

Finally, former ASC president Stephen Lighthill will be honored with the presidents award. His long list of credits includes contributions to the Oscar-nominated documentary “Berkeley in the Sixties,” the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” and CBS’ “Nash Bridges.”

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