In April 1993 I designed a cover for American Cinematographer magazine. It’s an early example of camera projection, although I had to kick the projection slightly askew or it wouldn’t have been anything but a superimposition. The idea behind the image was to create a metaphor for digital filmmaking by using technology to blur the boundaries between the sound stage and exterior location photography. The cover story it illustrated was one of the first articles to introduce producers, directors and cinematographers to the concept of digital postproduction. As you can see, it was before Digital Domain grabbed the term “Digital Domain.”
When this April 1993 issue of American Cinematographer hit the stands, Francis Ford Coppola called me to find out more about the creation of this image.