Cine Gear ON AIR™ Presents
American Cinematographer: 100th Anniversary
Friday, November 13, 2020
11am – 12:00pm PST

American Cinematographer magazine is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020 — one year after the centennial of its parent organization, the American Society of Cinematographers. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, Cine Gear will present an hour-long online panel featuring ASC president Stephen Lighthill, ASC and key members of the magazine’s team: American Cinematographer editor-in-chief Stephen Pizzello, web editor and associate publisher David E. Williams, senior editor Andrew Fish, and esteemed cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, ASC.

The group will discuss the publication’s storied history while also offering a sneak preview of their future plans for American Cinematographer which include a comprehensive redesign in 2021; new editorial initiatives that will place special emphasis on visual aesthetics, artistic philosophies and profiles of prominent ASC members; expanded coverage of international production; and continued efforts by the magazine to enhance their core topic of cinematography by covering many of the industry’s related creative disciplines as well: directing, production design, visual effects, postproduction, and more.

The online panel will take place on Friday, November 13th from 11:00 am to 12:00pm PST. To RSVP for this free Cine Gear event visit: https://www.cinegearexpo.com//cinegear-on-air/american-cinematographer-100-years/

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.