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Stephen Lighthill Returns as President of the ASC

Lighthill ASC LogoLongtime DCS member Stephen Lighthill returns to lead the ASC, taking over the reins from Kees van Oostrum, who served the maximum four terms.  Lighthill was previously President in 2012-2013 and most recently served as VP of the organization.  He is also currently the Discipline Chair: Cinematography at the American Film Institute Conservatory.  In addition, he has long served as an officer on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG).  Lighthill began his career shooting for San Francisco Bay area news programs, as well as national news shows such as 60 Minutes. He segued into documentary cinematography, working on many films including Gimme Shelter and Berkeley in the Sixties, which was nominated for an Academy Award® and won the Audience Award at Sundance before moving into narrative projects such as Vietnam War Story, Earth 2, and Nash Bridges.

KeesVanOOstrum 218x300Meanwhile, Kees van Oostrum, who is also a very longtime member of the Digital Cinema Society, has been appointed to lead IMAGO, the international federation of cinematographers.  Other DCS elected to the board include Vice Presidents Bill Bennett, and John Simmons, as well as Sergeant-at-Arms David Darby.