ASC Names 2012 Honorees
Charters is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. He began his career primarily working on documentaries. He spent 15 years traveling the world -- shooting in locations such as the jungles of South America and in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Charters eventually segued into the narrative world, shooting features and television. The New Zealand native earned a Gemini Award nomination for his work on the telefilm TekWar in1994, and grabbed two Emmy® nominations for his work on the acclaimed FOX series 24 in 2005 and 2006. Charters has brought his talent to the sets of such notable series as Nash Bridges, The Commish, M.A.N.T.I.S, The Pretender, Roswell, Shameless, Dallas (2012), and Nashville. His television movie credits include Deadly Vows, Conundrum, A Ring of Endless Light, Sounder, Pixel Perfect, A Very Married Christmas, An American Girl on the Home Front, Night Life, and Washington Field. In addition to shooting, Charters is a member of the Directors Guild of America, and has directed 11 hours of episodic TV.
Clark’s feature film credits include such critically-acclaimed narrative films as The Draughtsman’s Contract, Dominick and Eugene, Alamo Bay, Extremities and Triumph of the Spirit He has hundreds of commercial credits working with cutting-edge directors and ad agencies. Clark has served as the chairman of the ASC Technology Committee, which both investigates and influences the development of emerging technologies that impact filmmakers. Under Clark’s leadership, the ASC Technology Committee has become an important industry forum that has achieved a series of notable successes including its collaborative work with the Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) to produce standardized evaluation motion picture content for assessing the performance of DCI standards-based digital cinema systems. The Committee has also developed a groundbreaking cross platform data exchange for primary RGB digital color grading referred to as the ASC CDL (Color Decision List). The acceptance and implementation of the ASC CDL by the industry has been widespread, and it’s been recognized with a 2012 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.
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Source: American Society of Cinematographers