AKA: ASC An organization founded in 1919 and dedicated to advancing the art of cinematography through artistry and technological progress, to exchange ideas and to cement a closer relationship among cinematographers. Membership is international and by invitation based on an individual s body of narrative filmwork. Use of the abbreviation ASC, e.g. for on-screen credits, indicates membership in the society. The society publishes American Cinematographer magazine. On the web: Official Home Pageimdbmovieterminology
AKA: ACE Honorary society of film editors founded in 1950 by Jack Ogilvie, Warren Low and others. On the web:
AKA: AFTRA An association with jurisdiction over some works that can be recorded by picture or by sound. See also the Screen Actors Guild. On the web: Official Home Page
Responsible for supplying the speed rating of photographic film. Doubling the ASA number indicates twice the light sensitivity. ASA was replaced with ISO in the 1980s.