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Bruce teaching his craft

Bruce teaching his craft

Logan and Gene Rodenberry discuss a sequence on "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Logan and Gene Rodenberry discuss a sequence on "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Bruce Logan, A.S.C. - Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Bruce was born in London and educated at Merchant Taylor’s Guild School. He has GCE certificates for English, Art, Physics, and Chemistry. He began making films when he was only fourteen years old. He studied acting and directing, as well as photography, working with such well-known teachers as Stella Adler, Nina Foch, and George Tyne. He later studied writing at UCLA. And proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Bruce learned much of his craft from his father, Campbell Logan— a BBC classical drama director.

He has shot feature films, theater projects, television commercials, music videos, and television shows. He has racked up film credits that are almost too numerous to mention. His love of imagery paid off when he was hired by Stanley Kubrick to work under Douglas Trumbull on 2001: A Space Odyssey. He came to California in 1968 and worked as a DP on over a dozen films, including: Star Wars, Star Trek, Airplane, Tron, Firefox, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Batman Forever.


He has shot commercial films for: Pepsi, GE, Visa, Chevrolet, Pontiac, DuPont, Sprint, Amtrak. And— he has applied his talents to making music videos for such high profile performers as Prince, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, and Hank Williams, Jr.

He won two Emmys as a writer/director and Director of Photography. He has directed spots which garnered two advertising Golden Lions at the Cannes Film Festival. He has produced enormously popular Super Bowl spots, probably the most desired gig on TV. But if you ask him what his most important contribution is, he may say it's his work as a colorist for film and television under his own company: Color by Rainbow.

Combining his love of directing and creating visual effects, Bruce has developed a new Virtual Set Process with the Entertainment Design Workshop. He is keeping his hand in directing—having completed several episodes of 'The Book of Pooh' for Disney and the new PBS show 'It’s a Big, Big World'.

In case you weren't impressed thus far, he is also champion racecar driver and a licensed pilot. As a sheet metal expert, he puts his driving skills to good use by filming car commercials for most major manufacturers. He has filmed on aircraft carriers, and at racetracks—as well as on top of skyscrapers.

Bruce was knighted in the Dominican Republic by President Leonel Fernandez—a high honor bestowed on those who have excelled in outstanding service to humanity and for contributions to unity and development among the peoples of the Americas.

Bruce was interviewed along with Zacuto Director Steve Weiss about the importance of digital cameras and the relationship between the cost of a camera and the images that were produced. He noted that, at one time, the quality and price of a camera had a direct bearing on the final product. Now, he says, it’s not about the camera anymore. All of the new digital cameras are good. The key elements are talent and lighting. “Get a camera,” he tells would-be cinematographers; “and learn to use it”. As for lighting, he says he’s learned a lot about lighting by walking through museums and studying how the Renaissance masters lit their subjects. It’s the lighting, as well as the technique of the artist, that makes their works endure. He believes that in the future, the emphasis on film quality will shift to lighting instruments, not cameras.

Some of what he has brought to us:
*The revelation of the killer ape’s bones on the space ship in 2001
*Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star
*The title sequence from Airplane with the shark-line tail fin gliding through the clouds to the music from Jaws.
*Film’s first journey into cyberspace with the revolutionary Tron.
*The miniature Lily Tomlin going down the garbage disposal in The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
*Hank Williams and his rowdy friends mixing it up on Monday Night Football

40th Anniversary screening of 2001:A Space Odyssey- Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull; Tom Hanks; Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan; Sid Ganis; Keir Dullea; Gary Lockwood; Daniel Richter

40th Anniversary screening of 2001:A Space Odyssey- Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull; Tom Hanks; Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan; Sid Ganis; Keir Dullea; Gary Lockwood; Daniel Richter

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