Hollywood has seen the number of camerawomen quadruple in the past 15 years. Women Behind the Camera is the first book to offer an in-depth look at the lives of camerawomen and their struggles to succeed in a male-dominated field. Krasilovsky presents interviews with 23 camerawomen, most of whom are pioneers in Hollywood and whose experiences cover the full range of the Camera Department.
About the Author
ALEXIS KRASILOVSKY is a Professor at California State University, Northridge, where she teaches screenwriting and film production. Her films, videos, and holograms include End of the Art World, starring Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenber, and Epicenter U., a film about surviving the Northridge Earthquake. Krasilovsky is also the author of several poetry collections, including Some Women Writers Kill Themselves.
Table of Contents
The Pioneers: Starting Out Before 1970
Brianne Murphy, ASC
Judy Irola, ASC
The Pioneers of Second Wave Feminism
The Second Wave: Starting Out in Independent Film
Sandi Sissel, ASC
Nancy Schreiber, ASC
Karen Williams Kane