American Cinematographer is a magazine that has a specific focus on the art of cinematography and delves into the technical details of filming and other aspects of, predominantly, movie productions through in-depth behind-the-scenes articles and interviews about and with the people involved. Launched by "The American Society of Cinematographers" in 1920 under the stewardship of "Captain Jack" Poland, the magazine is, as of 2012, still being published.
Though there is a certain overlap in the subject matter with the younger magazines Cinefex and Cinefantastique (reporter Ron Magid submitted his Visual Effects articles also to the latter magazine in the last quarter of the previous century), the focus of this publication lies, as the title suggests, on the various aspects of the actual filming whereas Cinefex is focused on special effects and visual effects while Cinefantastique covers a lesser in-depth but wider range of behind-the-scenes aspects. As such, the magazines can be considered complimentary.
Of particular relevance to Star Trek are the following issues (the October 1967 issue stands out as the earliest professional behind-the-scenes coverage of a Star Trek production, pre-dating the book The Making of Star Trek):