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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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ASC Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
American Society of Cinematographers Announces Finalists for 2016 Student Heritage Awards
Continuing their mission to advance the art of cinematography by inspiring and educating the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for the 2016 ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award and the Vilmos Zsigmond Student Heritage Award for Undergraduates and Graduates. A panel of prestigious ASC members judged the entries, and selected 18 students from a talented pool of filmmakers with exceptional abilities in cinematography. The students represent 12 different U.S. film schools; winners will be revealed on October 15. The finalists are:
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also Appointed
ASC Elects Kees Van Oostrum as President; Officers Also AppointedThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has elected Kees Van Oostrum to serve as president of the organization. This is Oostrum’s first term, which will run for one year, beginning immediately. The ASC Board also selected its slate of officers. They include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.
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Lou Levinson Named Fellow of Colorist Society International
Lou Levinson Named Fellow of Colorist Society InternationalFamed colorist, telecine operator, and color workflow specialist Lou Levinson has been named a Fellow of the Colorist Society International (CSI).
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Master Artists Join ASC Panel at Cine Gear Expo
Master Artists Join ASC Panel at Cine Gear ExpoThe American Society of Cinematographers will present a panel of master artists discussing their experiences on a variety of projects here at Cine Gear Expo this Saturday, June 4, at 1:00 p.m. The seminar is designed to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, and educate the industry on the role of the cinematographer.
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ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James Neihouse
ASC Panel at NAB Will Explore A BEAUTIFUL PLANET with James NeihouseThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will put James Neihouse, ASC in the spotlight to discuss his experience making the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. The panel, moderated by journalist David Heuring, is part of the Creative Master Series at The National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. It will be held on Monday, April 18 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in room S220 at the convention center. Neihouse will reveal his multi-year preparations and last-minute adaptations for this IMAX-NASA collaboration, which will be released exclusively in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters beginning April 29.
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Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCam
Nancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA with Panasonic VariCamNancy Schreiber, ASC Shoots YouTube PSA Celebrating International Women’s Day with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube with a pair of Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Honoring this week’s International Women’s Day, the spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality. See the PSA here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAHDs83-YTc&feature=youtu.be.
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Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Veteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins CognitionVeteran Post Industry Exec Reid Burns Joins Cognition
Hybrid post production facility Cognition has appointed Reid Burns as President of Post Production. With experience in executive, creative and operational roles, and a track record for spurring growth, Burns will seek to build relationships with studios, independent producers, filmmakers and the broader production community. His initial focus will be on growing the company’s digital intermediate finishing and color grading business.
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AFI Alumnus Wins Best Picture Oscar
SPOTLIGHT Producer Steve Golin Takes Night's Top Honor; AFI Alumni on Film Also Include Cinematographer and Boston Globe Journalist
The American Film Institute is proud to highlight the AFI Conservatory alumni featured in the 88th Academy Awards®, which followed an unprecedented awards season run for AFI graduates. Producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) received the Best Picture Oscar® at night's end for SPOTLIGHT. The film's credits also include cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002) with a special thanks to Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), whose character is played by Mark Ruffalo in the film.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2016 Board of Directors Officers
Mike Chambers Re-Elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2016 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2016 Board meeting. The officers include Mike Chambers, who was re-elected as Board Chair.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Big at BAFTA Awards, Sundance and More
Most Recent Alumni Honors Include Major Wins from BAFTA, Sundance, WGA and More
With the awards season now in its final weeks, the American Film Institute is proud to share the latest accomplishments of AFI Conservatory alumni.
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THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award
THE REVENANT Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical AwardCASANOVA and MARCO POLO Take Top Honors in TV Categories; MACBETH and SON OF SAUL Tie for Spotlight Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS; Pierre Gill, CSC; Adam Arkapaw, ACS; and Mátyás Erdély, HSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Five Oscar Nominations
AFI Conservatory Thesis Film Is Among The Nominees
TWO FOR BEST PICTURE: Steve Golin BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Robert Richardson
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Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and Nominees
Society of Camera Operators 2016 Awards Honorees and NomineesThe Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announces the complete list of recipients and nominees for their Lifetime Achievement Awards on February 6, 2016 at Paramount Studios:
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American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight Award
American Society of Cinematographers Nominates Beasts of No Nation, Macbeth and Son of Saul for Spotlight AwardThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 30th ASC Awards on February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesAmerican Society of Cinematographers Nominates Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Sicario
The nominees in the theatrical release category of the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Sicario, Janusz Kaminski for Bridge of Spies, Ed Lachman, ASC for Carol, Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for The Revenant and John Seale, ASC, ACS for Mad Max: Fury Road. The winner will be revealed on February 14 during the ASC Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
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Digital Domain - Dan Rosen Named Vice President of Technology at Digital Domain
Digital Domain - Dan Rosen Named Vice President of Technology at Digital DomainAcademy Award winning Visual Effects studio, Digital Domain, announced today that Daniel Rosen has joined its ranks in the position of Vice President of Technology. A recognized expert in strategic technological design, development and implementation, the addition of Dan comes as Digital Domain intensifies its pursuit of innovation and the latest in Visual Effects technology. Dan will report to O.D Welch, President, Digital Domain.
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Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of Cinematographers
Ridley Scott to be Recognized by American Society of CinematographersOrganization Will Bestow Board of Governors Award to Esteemed Director-Producer
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will honor the extraordinary achievements of director-producer Ridley Scott in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking by bestowing him with the organization’s annual Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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ASC Names Nominees in Television Categories
MARCO POLO and GOTHAM Lead With Multiple Nods
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named its television nominees for the 30th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced on February 14, 2016, at the organization’s annual ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASC
Toll, Peterson and Bennett Honored by ASCAmerican Society of Cinematographers to Bestow Honors on John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett at Annual ASC Awards
John Toll, ASC, Bill Bennett, ASC and Lowell Peterson, ASC will be recognized for their contributions to the art of cinematography at the 30th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Oscar®-winner Toll will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award, and Bennett will take home the ASC Presidents Award.
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ASC Names Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Names Student Heritage Award WinnersThe American Society of Cinematographers has named three winners for the 2015 ASC Gordon Willis Student Heritage Awards, which are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers. The honors were announced Saturday night during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse.
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CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards Recipients
CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Names Special Awards RecipientsThe International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). These awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 24. The 19th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 27.
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ASC Calls for Submissions in Television Competition
Awards Gala Set for February 14, 2016
Celebrating 30 years of recognizing outstanding achievements in cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is now accepting entries in their annual television competition. The two awards in this category are (1) Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and (2) an Episode of a Regular Series. The deadline for submissions is November 2 by noon (PST).
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City Hearts: 2015 Fresh Focus Photo Auction to Honor Mary Ellen Mark
City Hearts: 2015 Fresh Focus Photo Auction to Honor Mary Ellen MarkA photograph of the late photographer with Marlon Brando on the set of “Apocalypse Now” will be the key photograph of an auction benefitting the children’s arts charity
City Hearts’ 4th Annual Fresh Focus Art Auction, slated for November 1st at The Leica Gallery in West Hollywood, will include a special tribute to the late photographer Mary Ellen Mark. A rare photograph of Mark with actor Marlon Brando on the set of the film Apocalypse Now, shot by Stefani Kong Uhler, will be the key photograph in the event’s auction. Proceeds from Fresh Focus 2015 will benefit City Hearts, a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of L.A’s most underserved and at-risk children through the arts.
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Richard Crudo Re-Elected ASC President
Richard Crudo Re-Elected ASC PresidentAmerican Society of Cinematographers Re-elects Officers
The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-elected its slate of officers for another term. Continuing to serve in their roles will be Richard Crudo as president; Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson as vice presidents; Matthew Leonetti as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.
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Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) to be Explored at Cine Gear
ACES, the new Academy Color Encoding System, will be explored by a panel of experts at Cine Gear at the Sherry Lansing Theater at Paramount Studios in Hollywood on June 6 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Titled ACES for Hands-on Filmmakers, the panel is presented by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Technology Committee, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
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Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking Community
Kodak Supports International Student Filmmaking CommunityCompany Accepting Submissions for 2015 Scholarship Program; Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey to Judge Competition
As part of Kodak’s ongoing commitment to the next generation of filmmakers, the company has issued its annual call for entries in the 2015 KODAK Scholarship Program. This international program is designed to encourage and foster new talent by honoring student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Three Student Scholarship Awards and two Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards will be granted. The deadline for submissions is May 15.
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Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards
Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography AwardsCodex digital recording and workflow products were harnessed on the multi-award-winning productions of Birdman and Gravity
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
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ASC Names Winners; BIRDMAN Takes Feature Award
BOARDWALK EMPIRE and MANHATTAN Take Top Honors in TV Categories; Spotlight Award Goes to CONCRETE NIGHT
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for the feature film BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE). Freeman won the episodic television category for BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and Lindley took the honors in the TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot category for MANHATTAN. Winning the ASC Spotlight Award was Flinckenberg for CONCRETE NIGHT.
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SMPTE to Produce Documentary on Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology and the People Behind It
Treatment Completed by Chris Kenneally, Randall Dark to Begin Production With Director Howard Lukk
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, is producing a documentary on the intriguing history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the Society's centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named motion-imaging technology and creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director on the initial project. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary "Side by Side," produced by Justin Szlasa and Keanu Reeves, already has completed the initial treatment for the film.
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Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -
Codex workflow popularity reflected in 2015 Awards season nominations -Codex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by 14 motion pictures in this year’s Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today announced a dramatic increase in the number of motion pictures, nominated at the 2015 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards, that used Codex products in their production and post production pipelines.
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SMPTE Announces 2015 Directors and New Appointments to the Board of Governors
With Industry Expertise and Previous Experience in SMPTE Leadership Roles, Appointees Are Positioned to Make Immediate Impact in New Positions
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2015 directors and has appointed new officers and governors to fill vacant positions.
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ASC Names Spotlight Nominees
ASC Names Spotlight NomineesThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the Spotlight Award. This award is designed to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries that are typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 29th Annual ASC Awards on February 15, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra Streisand
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Barbra StreisandAward-winning actress-director-producer-writer-singer Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2015 Board of Governors Award. The Oscar®-winning filmmaker and entertainer will be honored during the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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ASC Reveals Feature Film Nominees
ASC Reveals Feature Film NomineesBirdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Mr. Turner and Unbroken Vie for Top Honors from American Society of Cinematographers
Five directors of photography will vie for the American Society of Cinematographers Award in the theatrical motion picture category at the organization’s 29th Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony.
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Christopher Nolan Set To Receive The Cinematic Imagery Award At The Art Directors Guild’s Excellence In Production Design Awards On January 31, 2015
Christopher Nolan Set To Receive The Cinematic Imagery Award At The Art Directors Guild’s Excellence In Production Design Awards  On January 31, 2015Christopher Nolan will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (ADG) at its 19th Annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Comedian Owen Benjamin will host the black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, set for January 31, 2015.
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ASC Names TV Nominees
HBO's Game of Thrones Leads the Pack
Highlighting excellence in television cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers has named its nominees for the organization’s 29th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced on February 15, 2015, at a gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
2014 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners AnnouncedHollywood Post Alliance Gala Shines Brightly as Leaders and Innovators in Post Production are Recognized
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ICG President Steven Poster to Teach Masterclass on Donnie Darko Cinematography
ICG President Steven Poster to Teach Masterclass on Donnie Darko CinematographySteven Poster, ASC, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, will present a Masterclass at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in DUMBO, Brooklyn on November 15, starting at 10 a.m.
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Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography Education
Emerging Cinematographer Judy Irola Wins Nat Tiffen Award 2014 for Excellence in Cinematography EducationPresented by the International Cinematographers Guild, professor and department chair at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts is honored for excellence in cinematography education
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, congratulates Judy Irola, professor and Conrad Hall Chair of Cinematography at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, who is the honored recipient of this year’s Nat Tiffen Award for Excellence in Cinematography Education. The award was presented as a part of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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The HPA Announces 2014 Winners of Engineering Excellence Awards and HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
MACOM, NVIDIA, Wohler/Cinnafilm for Engineering Excellence, ASC-CDL, DigitalFilm Tree Garner Honors for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® has announced recipients of the organization’s 2014 Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production. These awards were developed to recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that continually drive the post production industry in the advancement and support of content creation. The coveted honors will be bestowed on November 6th, 2014 during the ninth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Kaminski, Papamichael and Pfister Roll Out Advanced Filmmaking
Kaminski, Papamichael and Pfister Roll Out Advanced FilmmakingMaster cinematographers Janusz Kaminski, Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC and Wally Pfister, ASC have introduced Advanced Filmmaking, an online series of instructional videos designed to inspire and inform aspiring filmmakers. In addition to extensive interviews with the principals, Advanced Filmmaking offers more than 12 hours of informative chats with a wide range of colleagues including Alexander Payne, Wim Wenders, and many others.
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Shane Hurlbut’s 26-City Cinematography Tour
Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., has announced his highly anticipated filmmaking tour, The Illumination Experience. This tour is ideal for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography. Shane’s Illumination Experience will be traveling to 26 North American cities from September 14 to November 16, 2014.
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American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding Filmmakers
American Society of Cinematographers To Honor Four Outstanding FilmmakersJohn Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew Leonetti to be Feted at Annual ASC Awards
John Bailey, ASC; Bill Roe, ASC; Phil Méheux, BSC; and Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC will be recognized by their fellow cinematographers during the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City. Bailey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Roe the Career Achievement in Television Award, Méheux earns the International Award, and Leonetti will be recognized with the Presidents Award.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Recipients
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has announced the recipients of special awards as part of the ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). The special awards will be presented during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles on September 26. The 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will be held at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 28, where actress Stefanie Powers will be a guest speaker.
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American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative Issue
American Cinematographer Honors Gordon Willis with Commemorative IssueMagazine’s October Edition Includes 46-Page Tribute to the Legendary Artist
The prolific career and life of the legendary Gordon Willis, ASC will be the focus of American Cinematographer magazine’s October issue, which will include never-before-published excerpts from a conceptual memo on The Godfather, a pictorial spread featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos with Willis’ own comments, and personal memories from his collaborators and peers.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television Categories
American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries in Television CategoriesAnnual Awards Gala Set for February 15, 2015
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions in the television categories for the 29th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. The two categories are (1) Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot, and (2) an Episode of a Regular Series. The deadline for entries is noon (PST) on November 3. Winners will be named during the awards gala, set for February 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century City.
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Camerimage Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Late Academy Award® Winner John Alcott
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.
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Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Caleb Deschanel to be Honoured with Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at this year’s Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd.
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cinec – International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology 21 - 23 September 2014
cinec 2014: Three Days Filled with Technology, Discussion and Creativity
After many years of following developments in digital technology a recent counter trend has become noticeable amongst the Cine Equipment and Technology professionals whereby lenses and optics have come into the spotlight. Whilst it is acknowledged that digital technology cuts production costs, it also brings its own challenges notably in the area of archiving. The trade fair cinec and the accompanying cineCongress will provide a forum for experts to explore and discuss new developments on a wide range of topics including those mentioned above as well as opportunities to socialise in lavish surroundings.
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"American Cinematographer" Announces Changes to Editorial Staff Longtime Editor Stephen Pizzello Assumes Dual Roles
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has appointed Stephen Pizzello to serve as editor-in-chief and publisher of its flagship magazine "American Cinematographer." Other editorial appointments include the promotions of Jon Witmer to managing editor, and Rachael Bosley to managing director of the ASC’s website (theasc.com) and social media channels. Andrew Fish has been brought on to serve as associate editor, and Kelly Brinker is the magazine’s new photo editor.
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ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award Winners
ASC Honors Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Award WinnersThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The honors were announced last night during a ceremony at the organization’s clubhouse here. Designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, the recipients were noted for their cinematographic abilities.
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Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The Board
Devil & Demon Strategy Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund To The BoardEdlund Completes Flagship VFX Sequences for NBC’s Crossbones Series Using Devil & Demon Super-Fast Computing
The Devil & Demon Strategy, manufacturer of super-fast computers for everyone, announced today that renowned visual effects (VFX) creator, Richard Edlund, has joined its board of directors. The winner of seven Academy Awards, Edlund brings a depth and breadth of experience in motion picture and high-end television VFX to the company, and will consult on the development of the Devil and Demon product line to meet the needs of digital artists and studios in entertainment imaging worldwide.
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ASC Names 2014 Student Heritage Awards Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen 12 student filmmakers from 10 U.S. film schools as nominees in the 2014 ASC Linwood Dunn Student Heritage Awards. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematography skills. Winners will be announced June 14.
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ARRI Inc. Promotes Stephan Ukas-Bradley to Director of Strategic Business Development and Technical Marketing
ARRI Inc. Promotes Stephan Ukas-Bradley to Director of Strategic Business Development and Technical MarketingARRI Inc. is pleased to announce Stephan Ukas-Bradley has been promoted to Director of Strategic Business Development and Technical Marketing. This newly created position allows Ukas-Bradley to further expand relationships with business, technology and creative decision makers, engage and support technology partners, in addition to coordinating efforts with ARRI’s R&D and business units in Munich, Germany.
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Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!
Chris Manley Asc, Director Of Photography For “Mad Men” Appears On The Go Creative Show!Chris Manley, Director of Photography for the hit AMC series “Mad Men” joins Ben Consoli on the Go Creative Show to discuss the finale season of Mad Men, his extensive TV career and his upcoming film, Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” starring Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.
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Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge Competition
Kodak Accepting Submissions for 2014 Student Scholarship Program; John Bailey, ASC to Judge CompetitionThe KODAK Scholarship Program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 competition. This international program acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 16.
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Peter Taylor "Gravity" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Don Devine "Mad Men" Wins Camera Operator of the Year for Television at the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards
In Memoriam Tribute to 27-Year-Old Assistant Camerawoman, Sarah Jones
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) tonight announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2014 Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Additional honors were presented to previously announced recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Historical Shot, Technical Achievement Award and President’s Award during the black-tie event in Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center. The event took place before an audience of 500, including SOC and International Cinematographer Guild (ICG) members, industry executives and press. SOC Vice President and Awards Executive Producer David Frederick, SOC, presided over the event with emcee Bruce Carse. All proceeds from the show are donated to the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The honor was accepted by Dr. Thomas Lee, Director of the Retinal Center.
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Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical Achievement
Five SMPTE® Members Earn Academy Awards® for Scientific and Technical AchievementFlorian Kainz, Joshua Pines, David Reisner, and David Register Earn Technical Achievement Awards; Peter W. Anderson, ASC Earns Gordon E. Sawyer Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that five SMPTE members have been recognized with prestigious awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards®
Peter W. Anderson to receive Gordon E. Sawyer Award; Charles “Tad” Marburg to receive John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
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GRAVITY Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers
KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES and DRUNK HISTORY Win in TV Categories
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held here tonight at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for GRAVITY. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for KILLING LINCOLN. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for GAME OF THRONES, and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for DRUNK HISTORY.
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Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors Officers
Visual Effects Society Announces its 2014 Board of Directors OfficersJeffrey A. Okun Re-elected as Board Chair
Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, announced its 2014 Board of Directors officers. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January 2014 Board meeting. The officers include Jeffrey A. Okun, who was re-elected for a sixth one-year team as Board Chair.
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Codex In 2014 Awards Season
Codex In 2014 Awards SeasonCodex digital recording and workflow products harnessed by nine motion pictures in 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominations
Codex is delighted to announce that its digital workflow and recording products were extensively used in the production pipelines of nine motion pictures nominated at the prestigious 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards.
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John Wells to be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers
John Wells to be Honored by American Society of CinematographersAward-winning writer-director-producer John Wells will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2014 Board of Governors Award. Wells will be honored during the 28th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 1 at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Nominees of Newly Created Spotlight Award
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce three nominees for its inaugural ASC Spotlight Award. The organization created this award to recognize outstanding cinematography in features and documentaries typically screened at film festivals, internationally or in limited theatrical release. The winner will be announced at the 28th Annual ASC Awards on February 1, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The nominees are:
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Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative Show
Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for “Need For Speed” Appears on The Go Creative ShowShane Hurlbut, ASC. Director of Photography for multi-million dollar feature films speaks with Ben Consoli, host of the Go Creative Show about his upcoming Dreamworks film Need For Speed starring Aaron Paul plus his hugely successful blog Hurlblog and his thoughts on our thriving film making community.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
HBO and Starz Lead Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 28th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winners will be announced at a gala on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard Rawlings
American Society of Cinematographers to Pay Tribute to Dean Cundey, Eduardo Serra and Richard RawlingsTrio will be Presented Awards at Annual ASC Gala
Dean Cundey, ASC; Eduardo Serra, AFC, ASC; and Richard Rawlings, Jr., ASC will be recognized by their peers during the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014, here at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom. Cundey will receive the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Serra will be presented with the International Achievement Award; and Rawlings will pick up the org’s Career Achievement in Television Award.
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Oscar®-Winner Guillermo Navarro Named 2013 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence at UCLA/TFT
Kodak and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) have announced Oscar®-winner Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC will be the 2013 Kodak Cinematographer-in-Residence for the fall quarter at UCLA/TFT.
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Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key Roles
Industry Vets Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith Join Entertainment Technology Consultants in Key RolesEntertainment Technology Consultants (ETC), the leading provider of production and consulting services to the entertainment technology sector, announced that Matt Cowan and Garrett J. Smith are joining the company in key technology roles. Cowan rejoins the company as Chief Innovation Engineer. Smith will assume the newly created role of Senior Creative Liaison. The two will focus on technology developments that enhance the creation, processing and display of content for the entertainment industry.
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The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the “Nat Tiffen Award”
The ICG Presents Corey Carbonara with the “Nat Tiffen Award”Baylor University Professor Receives One Of ICG’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards For His Outstanding Educational Contributions To The Art Of Cinematography
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, extends its praise to Baylor University Professor Corey Carbonara, who was recently presented with the inaugural Nat Tiffen Award by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at its 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
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International Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Winners
Presentation at ASC Clubhouse, Sept. 27
Four major Hollywood corporations will be presenting awards at a special luncheon organized by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on Friday, September 27 as part of the celebrations of the Guild's 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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ASC Sets Dates for 28th Annual Awards
Organization Currently Accepting Entries in Television Competition
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will hold their annual Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014, here at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Awards will be presented for best cinematography in feature and television categories, as well as awards for career and lifetime achievement.
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American Society of Cinematographers Launches New Master Class Program Award-Winning DPs to Teach Inaugural Session in October
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced that it will be hosting a new series of Master Classes that will teach all aspects of the art and craft of cinematography.
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Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5
Freefly Systems to Begin Shipping MōVI M10 on August 15th and Announces Pre-Orders for MōVI M5Production of breakthrough gyro-stabilized handheld camera stabilizer ahead of schedule
Freefly Systems is pleased to announce that the award-winning MōVI M10 camera stabilizer will begin shipping to customers starting August 15th for $14,995. The company will also start taking pre-orders for its new smaller camera stabilizer, MōVI M5, which supports cameras up to 5 lbs. (2.3kg).
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ASC Announces Winners of Savides Student Heritage Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced the winning films in the 2013 ASC Harris Savides Student Heritage Awards last night in a ceremony here at the organization’s clubhouse. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.
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American Society of Cinematographers Elects New Officers
American Society of Cinematographers Elects New OfficersThe Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has held its annual election to appoint its new slate of officers. Richard Crudo will serve as president, along with Vice Presidents Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Isidore Mankofsky.
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Schneider Filters Aid Iconic Images on Breaking Bad for Slovis
Schneider Filters Aid Iconic Images on Breaking Bad for SlovisASC cinematographer Michael Slovis’ challenge in shooting AMC’s Breaking Bad goes beyond the intricate storylines about the consequences of the life choices made by the main character. The New Mexico location offers a wide variety of looks and camera/lighting situations. Life is never dull on this acclaimed series. To make the most out of what he has, Slovis often relies on his favorite filters, the True-Pols® from Schneider.
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Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship Program
Kodak Calls for Entries in 2013 Student Scholarship ProgramJohn Bailey, ASC to Judge Submissions
John Bailey, ASC, a renowned cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship program. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 17.
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Sachtler Supports Empowering Holocaust Documentary, The Mosaic of Life
Sachtler Supports Empowering Holocaust Documentary, The Mosaic of LifeDirector/Producer Alicia Brauns recently had a very personal story to tell about her father’s journey from holocaust survivor to well-known surgeon. To depict that experience and Dr. Jack Brauns’ positive outlook on life, she turned to her favorite cinematographer, Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC. The two knew they would be covering an extensive amount of ground, from inside the infamous camps to the trip through Germany and beyond—in a short shooting time. They had to build their camera package carefully so they chose Canon C300s supported by a fluid head and legs from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Feature and Television Productions Captured by Codex Honored at BAFTA, ASC Awards
Feature and Television Productions Captured by Codex Honored at BAFTA, ASC Awards“Skyfall,” “Life of Pi,” and “Game of Thrones” continue the Codex winning streak.
Feature film and television productions produced with Codex digital recording and workflow technology continue to rack up key technical and creative awards. At this year’s British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) held this past Sunday in London, Skyfall took the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year, while Life of Pi won for Best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda, ASC) and Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.
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SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV Categories
SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV CategoriesRoger Deakins, ASC, BSC; Balazs Bolygo, HSC; Kramer Morgenthau, ASC; Florian Hoffmeister; and Bradford Lipson claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement, which was held here tonight at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
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ARRI Cameras and Lighting Flourish in Oscar-Nominated Productions
Out of nine Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards this year, seven were shot using ARRI cameras: Amour, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty were captured digitally with ARRI ALEXA; Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook on 35 mm with ARRICAM; Argo utilized a combination of both ALEXA and ARRICAM while Beasts of the Southern Wild chose Super 16 with the ARRIFLEX 416 and SR3. Additionally, many of these productions relied on lighting equipment from ARRI.
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Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall Earn American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominations
Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Skyfall Earn American Society of Cinematographers Award NominationsSeamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (Anna Karenina), Danny Cohen, BSC (Les Miserables), Claudio Miranda, ASC (Life of Pi), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln) and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (Skyfall) have been nominated in the feature film category of the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration on February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Television Nominees
FOX Leads Nominations
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its television nominees for the organization’s 27th Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The winners will be announced on February 10, 2013, at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.
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American Society of Cinematographers Accepting Entries for Annual TV Awards
Submissions Deadline is December 3
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is accepting submissions for their annual television competition. Directors of photography can enter in three categories: (1) An episode of a regular half-hour series; (2) An episode of a regular hour-long series; and (3) A movie or miniseries made for television. The deadline for entries is noon (PDT) on December 3. Finalists will contend for top honors during the 27th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom on February 10, 2013.
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American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive Tributes
American Society of Cinematographers to Honor Dean Semler with Lifetime Achievement Award; Rodney Charters, Robby Müller and Curtis Clark Will Also Receive TributesDean Semler ASC, ACS; Rodney Charters, ASC, CSC; Robby Müller, NSC, BVK; and Curtis Clark, ASC will be honored by their peers during the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards to be held February 10 at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom. Semler will receive the 2012 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award; Müller will be presented with the International Achievement Award; Charters gets the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Clark collects the President’s Award.
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Ira Tiffen New VP of Motion Picture Filters for Schneider Optics
Ira Tiffen New VP of Motion Picture Filters for Schneider OpticsIra Tiffen has joined Schneider Optics, Inc., as Vice President of Motion Picture Filters. He will have overall responsibility for the division, including production, marketing and product development.
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ASC Announces Winners of Student Heritage Awards
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has chosen three winners for this year’s ASC Andrew Laszlo Student Heritage Awards. The students reign from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Art Center College of Design and Northwestern University. A ceremony announcing the winners in each category was held at the ASC Clubhouse on June 16. The awards are designed to showcase the artistic abilities of the next generation of filmmakers, with a focus on their cinematographic abilities.
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Stephen Lighthill Elected President of the American Society of Cinematographers
Stephen Lighthill Elected President of the American Society of CinematographersStephen Lighthill has been elected to serve as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). The vote was made by the newly elected Board Of Governors who also elected ASC Officers, Vice Presidents Richard Crudo, Daryn Okada and Kees Van Oostrum; Treasurer Victor J. Kemper; Secretary Fred Goodich; and Sergeant-at-Arms Steven Fierberg.
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Cinematographer Robert McLachlan joins the “Game of Thrones” team for the final two episodes of the popular series’ 3rd season
Cinematographer Robert McLachlan joins the “Game of Thrones” team for the final two episodes of the popular series’ 3rd seasonThe project reunites Robert with director David Nutter, who he previously worked with on the hit 90’s series “Millennium”
Vancouver based Cinematographer, Robert McLachlan is set to reunite professionally with director David Nutter on the hit television show “Game of Thrones”. Robert has been asked to be the Director of Photography for the two finale episodes of the third season for the popular HBO series. The episodes are expected to be the biggest and most spectacular to-date for the show, which is a fantasy television adaptation of George R. R. Martin's series of books, titled A Game of Thrones. Filming will take place this summer and fall in Ireland, Croatia and Morocco. The episodes will air on the HBO network next year.
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Juergen Schwinzer joins ZGC and Cooke Optics
Schwinzer brings over 40 years’ experience at ARRI
ZGC, the premier supplier of film, photography, motion picture and digital video production equipment for the Americas, and Cooke Optics, the premier manufacturer of precision lenses, have appointed industry veteran Juergen Schwinzer in awide-ranging sales and technical capacity, bringing his vast industry knowledge and technical expertise to both organisations.
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Sony Professional Solutions to Open Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures Studios
Industry-wide Resource for Training and Education will Support Transition to Digital Workflows for Filmmakers
Sony’s Professional Solutions of America group (PSA) unveiled its Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) on Stage 7 last night at Sony Pictures Studios. Officially opening May 1, the Center will offer hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other professionals in the film and television production industries on the use of Sony’s groundbreaking F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera and the production workflows supporting this new, state-of-the art digital acquisition system.
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Veteran Color Scientist Joseph Slomka Joins FotoKem
Noted expert to shepherd advances in imaging strategies
FotoKem has appointed Joseph Slomka as VP and Principal Color Scientist for the company’s digital post-production and creative picture services. Slomka will spearhead the execution of color science, management, and best practices for FotoKem’s extensive picture production chain, from location services to distribution masters. Before joining the FotoKem team, Slomka served for 6 years as Color Scientist of Sony Pictures Imageworks, managing the color pipeline for over 30 major studio pictures in addition to multiple facility projects.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras Take Moviegoers Deep Into the Daring Operations of Active-Duty U.S. Navy SEALs in Relativity Media’s "Act of Valor"
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras Take Moviegoers Deep Into the Daring Operations of Active-Duty U.S. Navy SEALs in Relativity Media’s "Act of Valor"In an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, "Act of Valor" stars a group of active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor blazes into theatres nationwide on February 24th and features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey.
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