(written from a Production point of view)
|Publisher:||American Society of Cinematographers|
|Published:||1 November 1920-current|
|No. of issues:||still running|
American Cinematographer is a magazine that has a specific focus on the art of cinematography and delves into the technical details of filming and other aspects of, predominantly, movie productions through in-depth behind-the-scenes articles and interviews about and with the people involved. Launched by "The American Society of Cinematographers" in 1920 under the stewardship of "Captain Jack" Poland, the magazine is, as of 2012, still being published.
Though there is a certain overlap in the subject matter with the younger magazines Cinefex and Cinefantastique (reporter Ron Magid submitted his Visual Effects articles also to the latter magazine in the last quarter of the previous century), the focus of this publication lies, as the title suggests, on the various aspects of the actual filming whereas Cinefex is focused on special effects and visual effects while Cinefantastique covers a lesser in-depth but wider range of behind-the-scenes aspects. As such, the magazines can be considered complimentary.
Noteworthy is that Star Trek Nemesis has not received any coverage in the magazine.
Of particular relevance to Star Trek are the following issues (the October 1967 issue stands out as the earliest professional behind-the-scenes coverage of a Star Trek production, pre-dating the book The Making of Star Trek):
|February 1980||Star Trek: The Motion Picture - theme issue:
|October 1982||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan:|
|August/September, 1984||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock:
|December 1986||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home:|
|July 1989||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier:
|January 1992||TOS, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, TNG:
|April 1995||Star Trek Generations:
|December 1996||Star Trek: First Contact:
|January 1999||Star Trek: Insurrection  :
|November 2001||Star Trek: Enterprise:
|July 2009||Star Trek :