Each year, the ASC Heritage Award is rededicated in memory of an individual who advanced the art and craft of cinematography. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities. [...]
The award is named this year for the late Cinematographer Harris Savides who died in October of 2012 at age 55. He was best known for his work on movies such as : Gus Van Sant’s Finding Forrester, Milk, Restless and David Fincher’s The Game among many others. Savides also became well know for his work in music videos for the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., and the Rolling Stones. He also interestingly enough worked as Director of Photography for the introductory Nikon 1 TV spot featuring Ashton Kutcher being shot out of a cannon and swinging on a trapeze that appeared in 2011.