(Gwynedd, UK--February 6, 2013) The Guild of Television Cameramen announces the shortlist of nominee cameramen for its 2013 Awards. The nomination period included programmes transmitted from 1 January through 31 December 2012. Programmes transmitted since that date can still be nominated by GTC members for 2014 Awards.
"The GTC awards are unique in being made by broadcast television cameramen in recognition of the work of their fellow professionals," comments Chris Owen, ITV's Head of Cameras at The London Studios. "Awards for Excellence form the largest category, additional presentations being the GTC Seal of Approval for innovative technology and the Mike Baldock Award for working in difficult or dangerous conditions.
"Presentations will be made at an awards ceremony on Saturday 11 May as part of a GTC social event to be held at Upper Aynho near Banbury. The day will include the GTC's annual general meeting.
"The awards voting panel will be chaired by David G. Croft, former BBC producer/director and now Head of the Television Faculty at The National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield. The panel will include former winners of the Awards for Excellence, a former winner of the GTC stills competition, working cameramen, lighting directors and lighting cameramen."
"We are really keen to recognise excellent camera work through all the genres," adds GTC Chair Keith Massey. "We have nominations for camerawork across a very wide range of categories. These range from regional productions to large-scale networked events like the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games."
Shortlisted nominees for GTC Awards for Excellence comprise:
Graham Maunder for Ewan McGregor – Cold Chain Mission, BBC2 22 April.
Camera crew for Jules Annual Hootenanny, BBC2 31 December.
Christian and Paola Moullec for Earthflight, BBC HD 31 December.
Ben Cryer for Look North: Army Passing Out Parade, BBC1 and BBC Yorkshire 31 December.
Dave Minchin for Great Continental Railway Journeys, BBC2 31 December.
Nat Hill for Coldplay MX World, BBC1 27 December.
Bruce Miller and crew for HM Queen's Jubilee Service, St Paul's Cathedral, BBC 5 June.
David Higgs and Christopher Blauvelt for Restless, BBC1, 27 and 28 December.
Anthony Dalton, Sam Montague, Ric Clark, Simon Cox, Richard Maxwell, Arun Taylor and Micah Walker for Great British Bake Off (series), BBC2 (Love Productions).
Marcus Elliot for Heroes of the Skies - Wingwalker, Five 4 October.
Alan Almond, Sam McCurdy, Barney Batchelor Jessica Oxley Brian Bassnett, et al for Last Tango in Halifax (series), BBC1
Fred Scott for Atma Refuge Camp, Syria (BBC News), BBC1 26 November
Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim for Solar Mamas (Why Poverty? series), BBC4 2 December.
Camera crew for Later with Jools Holland, BBC1 27 November.
Geraint Warrington for Daybreak: Ben Affleck interview, ITV 6 November
Tony Etwell for Grand Designs: The Water Tower, Channel 4 17 October.
Graham McFarlane for Deadly 60 - Venezuela, BBC CBBC.
Camera crew for Songs of Praise, Britain's Biggest Hymns Big Sing, BBC 1 21 October
Nigel Meakin and Peter Meakin for Michael Palin in Brazil, BBC2 24 October
Camera crew for The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games: Isles of Wonder, BBC 1 and world coverage
Fabian Wagner for Mrs Biggs (Programme 1) , ITV 1 5 September.
Simon Richards for The Paradise, BBC1 2 October 2012 (Programme 2).
Paul Kirsop for Hunted, Kudos production for the BBC, 4 October.
Jonathan Young for Extreme World – Episode 1 Karachi, BBC1 4 September.
Jonathan Young for Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve, BBC 2 13 May 2012
Marcel Zyskind for Weightwatchers Commercial, Channel 4 1 January
GTC 2013 Seal of Approval nominee is the Sony HDVF-EL75 OLED studio colour viewfinder.
Mike Baldock Award nominee is Holly Bantleman on the 'Raise the Roof in Kenya' project.
About the Guild of Television Cameramen
The Guild of Television Cameramen is an independent non-profit-making international organisation that cares about television camerawork and the people who make it their craft. The GTC has over 1,000 members, in the UK, Europe, Australia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. The majority work in aspects of television ranging from production through documentary and drama, live events, news and current affairs, sports and light entertainment, to corporate video."
Run by a council of volunteer television professionals, the GTC is financed by subscription from its members as well as sponsorship from equipment manufacturers and suppliers. As a result, the GTC offers a channel for manufacturers to consult with working cameramen when designing new equipment. GTC membership is open to anyone employed in single or multi-camera television operations or in any associated occupation.