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McDonough Brings Anamorphic Look to Fear the Walking Dead

In Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s spinoff to the hit series The Walking Dead, the zombie apocalypse has just begun to affect Los Angeles. In the six-episode first season, L.A. residents try to survive as the military loses containment and the power grid goes down. Leading up to the pilot, cinematographer Michael McDonough, ASC, BSC saw an opportunity to employ the anamorphic format for a series.

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LOWELL PETERSON RELIES ON PANAVISION FOR TELENOVELA STYLE OF JANE THE VIRGIN

When director of photography Lowell Peterson, ASC was gearing up to shoot The CW series Jane the Virgin, which has a diverse array of talent in front of the camera including numerous Latino actors, he felt Panavision's Primo Zoom Lenses would be the ideal glass. “I find that the Panavision lenses are really good with skin tone,” he remarks.

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JOHN BAILEY, ASC TAKES A WALK IN THE WOODS

In February of 2015, John Bailey, ASC was honored by the American Society of Cinematographers with their Lifetime Achievement Award, joining the rarified ranks of some of the industry’s most iconic directors of photography.

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