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Holben has been a contributing writer for American Cinematographer Magazine since 1995. From 2005 to 2006, he served as technical editor for the publication. Below are a list of articles, written by Holben, from American Cinematographer Magazine.


Awards

Received Honorable Mention for the Folio "Eddie" Award for Editorial Excellence for individual article in an entertainment / media publication: "Time and Space" June, 2016.


Cover Stories

Gone in 60 Seconds

Gone in 60 Seconds

Cast Away

Cast Away

AI Artificial Intelligence

AI Artificial Intelligence

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Minority Report

Minority Report

Terminator 3: Salvation

Terminator 3: Salvation

Perfume: A Story of Murder

Perfume: A Story of Murder

Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

21

21

Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Avatar

Avatar

In Time

In Time

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Oblivion

Oblivion

Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon

1997


"Desktop Cinematography"
A review of contemporary software titles for both PC and MAC users available to aid the cinematographer in his trade.
Vol. 78 No. 4 April 1997

"Rendering New Worlds"
An expose covering high-end digital animation and rendering software employed by the top notch effects houses and examples of their wizardry.
Vol. 78 No. 9 September 1997

The second part of "Rendering New Worlds"
Vol. 78 No. 12 December 1997

1998


"Visions of the Future"
Covering software and companies utilizing digital means as previsualization tools.
Vol. 79 No. 4 April 1998.

"Celebrating the Spirit of Invention"
A history retrospective on Don Iwerks, recipient of the 1997 Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award.
Vol. 79 No. 5 May 1998

"Better Safe than Sorry"
The Hollywood electrician's local 728 makes a commitment to occupational safety by organizing an intensive safety instructional class for its members.
Vol. 79 No.6 June 1998

"Footloose Photography"
Director Scott Messick and cinematographer Mike Ozier get wild with the Sketchers campaign.
Vol. 79 No.9 September 1998

"Great Relationships - Jack Green, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Surtees and Joe Dieves"
A look at the relationships that formed the basis of the Clint Eastwood and Jack Green partnership.
Vol. 79 No.11 November 1998

"The Root of All Evil"
Sam Raimi joins forces with cinematographer Alar Kivilo to bring to life the dark thriller A Simple Plan
Vol. 79 No.12 December 1998

"Impetuous Motion"
Coverage on 98 Degrees music video "It's All Because of You"
Vol. 79 No. 12 December 1998

"Race Against Conformity"
Rebok "Clones" commercial
Vol. 79 No. 12 December 1998

1999


"IDC/3 The Search for Truth"
Experiencing the third International Documentary Congress
Vol. 80 No. 1 January 1999

"From Film to Tape"
A look at the evolution of telecine hardware.
Vol. 80 No.5 May 1999

"Storaro Advises Digital Artists
Vol. 80 No. 5 May 1999

"The Portable Telecine"
Vol. 90 No. 5 May 1999

"Preserving Negatives for the Next Generation
Vol 80. No. 6 June 1999

"A Cut Above"
Avid wins a Technical Achievement Oscar
Vol. 80 No. 6 June 1999

"A Few Bad Men"
Peter Menzies, Jr. joins forces with Simon West to tell the tale of dark secrets in the military.
Vol. 80 No.7 July 1999

"Of Loss and Hope"
Stephen Goldblat helps bring Jacquelyn Mitchard's compelling bestseller The Deep End of the Ocean to the screen.
Vol. 80 No.3 August 1999

"Illuminating Show and Discussions"
A look at the 1998 LDI Trade show and seminars.
Vol. 80 No.3 August 1999

"Shooting Digital?"
A look at George Lucas' plans to utilize the new Sony/Panavision Cine Alta 24P-HD Camera on Star Wars Episode II.
Vol. 80 No.8 September 1999

"Recording Space and Time"
Arri develops teh Data Capture System to integrate production and post-production CG interfaces seamlessly.
Vol. 80 No.8 September 1999

"Phantom Optics"
Arri Media provides the Hawk anamorphic lenses for Star Wars Episode I.
Vol. 80 No.8 September 1999

"New Paths for Light"
A look at the new technology in digital projection.
Vol. 80 No.8 September 1999

"Hands On Service"
A look at the services and people of Arri Media.
Vol. 80 No.8 September 1999

"Unusual Developments"
Vol. 80 No.11 November 1999

"A Virtual Time Machine"
Reel Efx takes the Frozen Moment gag to the next level.
Vol. 80 No.12 December 1999

2000


"Alter Ego"
John Seale joins forces with Anothony Minghella to bring The Talented Mister Ripley to the screen.
Vol. 81 No.1 January 2000

"Inventive New Options for Film"
A look at alternative film processes from Storaro's Univisium to the return of Techniscope.
Vol. 81 No.2 February 2000

"Lighting: The X-Files"
An in-depth examination of one specific set-up in the art of lighting for darkness with Bill Roe.
Vol. 81 No.3 March 2000

"Taking Stock"
Cinematographers Jay Holben and Chris Probst take an intensive look at the Fuji Super F series of motion picture emulsions.
Vol. 81 No.4 April 2000

"Densitometer Readings"
A look at understanding densitometer data for film
Vol. 81 No.4 April 2000

"Taking Stock" Part II
Cinematographer's Jay Holben and Chris Probst take an intensive look at the Eastman Kodak Vision series of motion picture emulsions.
Vol. 81 No.5 May 2000

"Must See TV: John Peters - Time of Your Life"
A discussion with ASC nominee John Peters.
Vol. 81 No.5 May 2000

"Must See TV: John Freeman - Strange Justice"
A discussion with ASC nominee John Freeman.
Vol. 81 No.5 May 2000

"Must See TV: Pierre Gill - Joan of Arc"
A discussion with ASC nominee Pierre Gill.
Vol. 81 No.5 May 2000

"A Night to Remember - The 2000 ASC Awards"
A pictorial with photographic contributions by Jay Holben.
Vol. 81 No.5 May 2000

"Pedal to the Metal"
Paul Cameron takes it to the edge in photographing Gone in Sixty Seconds.
Vol. 81 No.6 June 2000

"Impeccable Images - Tak Fujimoto"
A look at the ASC Feature nominee Tak Fujimoto and The Sixth Sense.
Vol. 81 No.6 June 2000

"Moving to the Music"
THe large-format experience at the Experience Music Project in seattle.
Vol. 81 No.6 June 2000

"Saluting Ingenuity"
A look at nominees and winners of the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards.
Vol. 81 No.6 June 2000

"A Lush but Torn Landscape
Vol. 81 No.6 June 2000

"Sound and Fury"
John Seale takes to the high seas on stage at Warner Bros to bring to life Wolfgang Peterson's The Perfect Storm.
Vol. 81 No.7 July 2000

"To Boldly Go"
A look at Earth Final Conflict's switch from three-perf 35mm to 24P HD.
Vol. 81 No.8 August 2000

"Invisible Force"
Vol. 81 No.8 August 2000

"Switching Tracks"
A look at Harris Savides collaboration with James Gray on the subtle drama The Yards.
Vol. 81 No.11 November 2000

"Southern Gothic"
Sam Raimi and Jamie Anderson bring the Southern Thriller The Gift to life.
Vol. 81 No.12 December 2000

2001


"Sole Survivor"
Robert Zemickis and Don Burgess travel to a remote island in Fiji to bring Tom Hank's torment in Cast Away to life.
Vol. 82 No.1 January 2001

"Television's Top Guns: Billy Dickson - Ally McBeal"
A discussion with ASC nominee Billy Dickson.
Vol. 82 No.5 May 2001

"Television's Top Guns: Bill Roe - The X-Files"
A discussion with third time ASC nominee Bill Roe.
Vol. 82 No.5 May 2001

"Television's Top Guns: Dennis L. Smith - The Practice"
A discussion with ASC nominee Dennis Smith.
Vol. 82 No.5 May 2001

"Wonder Woman"
Voluptuous videogame icon Lara Croft springs to life in Tomb Raider, shot by Peter Menzies Jr. ACS and directed by Simon West.
Vol. 82 No.6 June 2001

"2000 ASC and Academy Feature Film Awards"
Vol. 82 No.6 June 2001

"Boy Wonder"
Janusz Kaminski photographs Steven Spielberg's AI Vol. 82 No.7 July 2001

"Glidecam Seminars Cover the Basics and Beyond"
Vol. 82 No. 7 July 2001

"Feats of Flexibility"
Vol. 82 No. 8 August 2001

"The Road to Hell"
Vol. 82 No. 9 September 2001

"The Root(s) of All Evil"
Vol. 82 No. 10 October 2001

"Ring Leader"
Vol. 82 NO. 11 November 2001

"Who's Watching Me?"
A look at the photography of Jay Holben's Paranoid.
Vol. 82 No. 11 November 2001

2002


"Bad Religion"
Vol. 83 No. 1 January 2002

"A Deamon From Above"
Vol. 83 No. 2 February 2002

"The Man Behind the Mask"
Vol. 83 No. 3 March 2002

"A Wild Ride in the Desert"
Vol. 83 No. 4 April 2002

"High-Wire Act"
Vol. 83 No. 6 June 2002

"Screen Gems: 2001 ASC and Academy Awards"
Vol. 83 No. 6 June 2002

"Spider's Stratagem"
Vol. 83 No. 6 June 2002

"A Towering Rig"
Vol. 83 No. 7 July 2002

"Criminal Intent"
Janusz Kaminski, ASC photographs Steven Spielberg's Minority Report Vol. 83 No. 7 July 2002

"Desert Storm"
Vol. 83 No. 10 October 2002

"Death Watch"
Vol. 83 No. 11 November 2002

"To Cut or Not to Cut"
Vol. 83 No. 12 December 2002

2003


"Panasonic VariCam" New Products Review
Vol. 84 No. 1 January 2003

"Pinnacle Edition DV" New Products Review
Vol. 84 No. 1 January 2003

"Magic Bullet Suite"
Vol. 84 No. 2 February 2003

"Shooting from the Hip"
Vol. 84 No. 2 February 2003

"Divine Intervention"
Vol. 84 No. 2 February 2003

"Marta Harris"
Vol. 84 No. 6 June 2003

"Taking the Plunge"
Vol. 84 No. 7 July 2003

"Tricks of the Trade: William Wages"
Vol. 84 No. 7 July 2003

"Heavy Metal"
Vol. 84 No. 8 August 2003

"Tall Tales"
Vol. 84 No. 8 August 2003

"55mm" New Products Review
Vol. 84 No. 9 September 2003

"FrameForge 3D Studio" New Products Review
Vol. 84 No. 10 October 2003

"In Hot Water"
Vol. 84 No. 11 November 2003

"DVS CineControl" New Products Review
Vol. 84 No. 12 December 2003

"A Daring Journey from Pakistan to London"
Vol. 84 No. 12 December 2003

2004


"Hook, Line and Sinker"
Vol. 85 No. 1 January 2004

"Love Broker"
Vol. 85 No. 2 February 2004

"Digital Video Conversion on the Desktop" New Products Review
Vol. 85 No. 4 April 2004

"Fixing a Case of the Shakes" New Products Review
Vol. 85 No. 4 April 2004

"Memoris of a Gangsta"
Vol. 85 No. 4 April 2004

"Sundance 2004: Independent Artistry"
Vol. 85 No. 5 May 2004

"New Management Transforms Filmworks/FX"
Vol. 85 No. 6 June 2004

"A Director with Teeth"
Vol. 85 No. 6 June 2004

"Real-Time Previsualization"
Vol. 85 No. 6 June 2004

"Nowhere Man"
Vol. 85 No. 7 July 2004

"Hell on Wheels"
A look at Paul Cameron and Dion Beebe, ASC's work on Michael Mann's Collateral
Vol. 85 No. 8 August 2004

"Let there be Digital: Panavision Unveils Digital Cinematography Camera System"
Vol. 85 No. 9 September 2004

"Inside Baseball"
Vol. 85 No. 10 October 2004

"A Look Under the Hood"
Vol. 85 No. 11 November 2004

"Great Balls of Illumination" New Products Review
Vol. 85 No. 11 November 2004

"Useful Arm"
Vol. 85 No. 12 December 2004

2005


"Right on Target" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 2 February 2005

"Rip-Tie Cablecarriers" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 2 February 2005

"Rolling Right Along" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 3 March 2005

"A Thousand Hard Miles"
Vol. 86 No. 3 March 2005

"Through Rose Colored Filters" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 3 March 2005

"A Light Above" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 4 April 2005

"A Useful Bridge" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 4 April 2005

"Canon XL2" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 4 April 2005

"Up, Up and Smoothly Away" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 4 April 2005

"Through Warm Colored Glass" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 5 May 2005

"The Right Look"
Vol. 86 No. 5 May 2005

"Stepping Up"
Vol. 86 No. 6 June 2005

"Rack 'Em Up" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 6 June 2005

"DVD Playback"
Vol. 86 No. 6 June 2005

"Color-Space Converters for Image Control"
Vol. 86 No. 4 April 2005

"A Case for Fluorescents" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 7 July 2005

"A Good Case of Red Eye" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 7 July 2005

"Beyond the Reach"
Vol. 86 No. 7 July 2005

"Trio of Illumination" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 8 August 2005

"Photoshop CS2 New Tools" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 8 August 2005

"Cinematography Mailing LIst Books" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 9 September 2005

"A Shining Par" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 9 September 2005

"Cinematography 3rd Edition" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 9 September 2005

"DIY Restoration"
Vol. 86 No. 10 October 2005

"SafetyFire Garment" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 11 November 2005

"3CP Upgrade" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 11 November 2005

"Apple Final Cut Pro HD 5.0" New Products Review
Vol. 86 No. 12 December 2005

2006


"AJA's DPXtoQT Translator Streamlines 2K DPX Cineon Workflows" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 9 September 2006

"Arri Studio Ceramic" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 2 February 2006

"Assessing Panasonic's AG-DVX100B" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 3 March 2006

"Barger-Baglite GT-6 V2.0" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 8 August 2006

"Dangerous Game"
Vol. 87 No. 5 May 2006

"Denz OIC-16 Director's Viewfinder" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 5 May 2006

"FrameForge Studio 2" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 7 July 2006

"Light By Numbers"
Vol. 87 No. 12 December 2006

"Lords of Illusion"
Vol. 87 No. 11 November 2006

"Magic Bullet Editors v2.0" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 3 March 2006

"Man of the People"
Vol. 87 No. 10 October 2006

"Partners in Crime"
Vol. 87 No. 8 August 2006

"RAID-ing Storage" New Products Review
Vol. 87 No. 1 January 2006

"Revising a Cult Favorite"
Vol. 87 No. 9 September 2006

"Seeing Double"
Vol. 87 No. 6 June 2006

"The Competitive Edge"
Vol. 87 No. 4 April 2006

2007


"Catching Up with the Dalsa Origin"
A look at the Dalsa Origin 4K digital cinema camera
Vol. 88 No. 1 January 2007

"J-Box Softboxes" New Products Review
Review of the J-Box fixtures
Vol. 88 No. 1 January 2007

"Deadly Scent"
A look at Frank Gribe's photography of Perfume
Vol. 88 No. 2 February 2007

"Peak Screenings in Park CitySend A Bullet (Manda Balla)"
A look at Heloisa Passos, ABC's photography of the documentary Manda Balla
Vol. 88 No. 4 April 2007

"A Complex Web"
Bill Pope, ASC shoots Spider-Man 3
Vol. 88 No. 5 May 2007

"Best and Brightest"
A look at the Sci-Tech Academy Award Winners for 2006
Vol. 88 No. 5 May 2007

New Products Review - JVC GY-HD250U
A review of JVCs new HDV-Pro camera
Vol. 88 No. 7 July 2007

"Let there be Light"
Alwin Kuchler, BSC's vision of a bright future for Danny's Boyle's Sunshine
Vol. 88 No. 8 August 2007

New Products Review Bron-Kobold DW200HMI
Vol. 88 No. 10 October 2007

"Blood on the Streets"
Harris Savides, ASC photographs Ridley Scott's American Gangster
Vol. 88 No. 12 December 2007

2008


"Panavision Unveils New Tools"
Vol. 89 No. 1 January 2008

Product Reviews
Vol. 89 No. 2 February 2008

"Magical Mystery Tour"
Vol. 89 No. 3 March 2008

"Card Sharks"
Russell Carpenter, ASC, shoots the Vegas Glitz in 21
Vol. 89 No. 4 April 2008

"A Need for Speed"
Vol. 89 No. 5 May 2008

"A No-So Super Hero"
Photographing Hancock
Vol. 89 No. 7 July 2008

"Putting Viewers in Harms Way"
Vol. 89 No. 7 July 2008

"A Mighty Wind"
Vol. 89 No. 11 November 2008

2009


"Aliens in South Africa"
Digital photography for District 9
Vol. 90 No. 9 September 2009

"Cutting-Edge Camera-work: True Blood"
Vol. 90 No. 3 March 2009

"Creating a Teen Perspective"
Detailing the myriad of formats used on My Suicide
Vol. 90 No. 5 May 2009

"Big Guns"
Dante Spinotti, ASC AIC joins forces with Michael Mann for another crime epic, Public Enemies
Vol. 90 No. 7 July 2009

"Pandora's Predicament"
A look at Steven Poster, ASC's photography of The Box
Vol. 90 No. 11 November 2009

2010


"Conquering New Worlds"
Mauro Fiore, ASC helps James Cameron create Avatar
Vol. 91 No. 1 January 2010

"The Final Frontier in 3 Dimensions"
Director of Photography James Neihouse trains a crew of astronauts for Hubble 3-D
Vol. 91 No. 4 April 2010

"Filmmakers in Orbit"
The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis as filmmakes.
Vol. 91 No. 4 April 2010

"The Academy Salutes Sci-Tech Achievements"
Coverage of the 2010 Scientific and Technical Academy Awards
Vol. 91 No. 5 May 2010

"3-D Shooting on a Shoestring"
World War Seven takes a unique independent apporach to 3-D.
Vol. 91 No. 10 October 2010

2011


"True Survivors"
Peter Weir reteams with Russell Boyd, ACS to document The Way Back
Vol. 92 No. 2 February 2011

"Weekly Wonders"
A look at TV's The Killing
Vol. 92 No. 3 March 2011

"Academy Lauds Sci-Tech Luminaries"
Coverage of the 2011 Academy Awards
Vol. 92 No. 5 May 2011

"Hammer of the Gods"
Haris Zambarloukos photographs Thor
Vol. 92 No. 6 June 2011

"Crafting a Gentle Look"
Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AIC photographs Larry Crowne
Vol. 92 No. 7 July 2011

"Cinelicious Invests in Film's Future"
Independent post-production facility Cinelicious specializes in high-end telecine.
Vol. 92 No. 9 September 2011

"Time Bandit"
Roger Deakins, ASC works for the first time with digital on In Time
Vol. 92 No. 11 November 2011

2012


"Cold Case"
Jeff Chronenweth photographs David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Vol. 93 No. 1 January 2012

"Power Trip"
Telekenitic powers in Chronicle
Vol. 93 No. 3 March 2012

"Top of Their Class"
2012 Scientific Technical Academy Awards
Vol. 93 No. 5 May 2012

"Beauty in Battle"
Greg Frazier tells a tall tale in Snow White and the Huntsman
Vol. 93 No. 6 June 2012

"Memory Upgrade"
Revisiting Total Recall through the eyes of Paul Cameron, ASC
Vol. 93 No. 8 August 2012

"Optimizing Digital Camera Workflows"
Vol. 93 No. 9 September 2012

"A Very Tough Beat"
A cop's tale, End of Watch
Vol. 93 No. 10 October 2012

"Freedom Fighter"
Janusz Kaminski re-teams with Steven Spielberg for Warhorse
Vol. 93 No. 12 December 2012

2013


"An Auteur's Angst
Hitchcock, shot by Jeff Cronenweth, ASC dramatizes the pressures the filmmaker endured on and off the set while making Psycho
Vol. 94 No. 1 January 2013

CALIFORNICATION
A look at Muchael Weaver, ASC's photography on the series.
Vol. 94 No. 3 March 2013

"Surviving the Future"
Claudio Miranda, ASC envisions the year 2073 in Oblivion.
Vol. 94 No. 5 May 2013

Star Tech
Sci-Tech Award honorees are feted for their innovations at the Academy's annual ceremony.
Vol. 94 No. 5 May 2013

"Taking on Water"
In All is Lost, shot by Frank DeMarco and Peter Zuccarini, a lone sailor battles the elements after his boat is damaged far from port.
Vol. 94 No. 11 November 2013

2014


"Top Gear"
Need for Speed, shot by Shane Hurlbut, ASC, allows viewers to ride shotgun during a cross-country car chase.
Vol. 95 No. 4 April 2014

"ASC Shines at Sci-Tech Awards"
Prominent Society members share spotlight with fellow honorees at Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards.
Vol. 95 No. 5 May 2014

"Exotic Entanglements"
Q&A with Frank Coraci and Julio Macat, ASC on Blended
Vol. 95 No. 6 June 2014

"Windows to the Soul"
I Origins, shot by Markus Forderer, takes viewers on an epic quest to India, where an eye researcher's rational logic meets evidence of reincarnation.
Vol. 95 No. 9 September 2014

2015


"Blood Feud"
Dariusz Wolski, ASC reteams with Ridley Scott on the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Vol. 96 No. 1 January 2015

"Making Monsters"
John Schwartzman, ASC mixes 35mm and 65mm for Jurassic World.
Vol. 96 No. 7 July 2015

"A Pitiless Peak"
Salvatore Totino, ASC, AIC and director Baltasar Kormakur go to extremes for Everest re-creating a tragic mountain trek..
Vol. 96 No. 10 October 2015

2016


"A Unique Second Unit"
Bruce McCleery on the second unit for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Vol. 97 No. 2 February 2016

"Breaking Boundaries"
Peter Levy, ASC, ACS reteams with director Stephen Hopkins on Race, a period drama about the real-life achievements of track star Jesse Owens.
Vol. 97 No. 3 March 2016

"The Aliens Strike"
Markus Foerderer uses advanced technology to cover the second attack on Earth in Independence Day: Resurgence.
Vol. 97 No. 7 July 2016

"Time and Space"
James Neihouse, ASC and a team of astronauts offer a unique view of Earth - and humanity's impact on it - in the Imax feature A Beautiful Planet.
Vol. 97 No. 6 June 2016

"A Fierce Friendship"
Reimagining the Disney classic Pete's Dragon Bojan Bazelli photographs the story of a boy and his dragon.
Vol. 97 No. 9 September 2016

"Sigma Event at the ASC"
Sigma introduces their new line of cinema lenses to the ASC membership.
October 10, www.theasc.com

"A Sci-Fi Showdown"
Paul Cameron, ASC, shoots the pilot to HBO's Westworld
October www.theasc.com

"A Date with Destiny"
Caleb Deschanel, ASC collaborates with the enigmatic Warren Beatty to bring an even more enigmatic Howard Hughes to life in Rules Don't Apply.
Vol. 97 No. 12 December 2016

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