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  1. The winners of the 2020 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Student Heritage Awards were named Saturday night (February 27) during a virtual presentation. Three student filmmakers were chosen for demonstrating exceptional cinematography skills in their submitted work. ASC cinematographers Paul Atkins, Tommy Maddox-Upshaw and David Stockton presented the awards alongside ASC President Stephen Lighthill, Student Awards Co-Chairs Crag Kief and Armando Salas, and Sony’s Manager of Digital Cinema Camera Sales and Business Development Daniel Perry. As this year’s student awards sponsor,
  2. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will present writer-producer-director Sofia Coppola with the organization’s Board of Governors Award during the 35th Annual ASC Awards on April 18. The Society bestows the ASC Board of Governors Award to filmmakers for their significant and indelible contributions to cinema through their body of work. It is the only ASC Award not given to a cinematographer and is reserved for industry stalwarts who have been champions for directors of photography and the visual art form. This year, the award is sponsored by Picture Shop, a Streamlan
  3. Online Interview Series Features Filmmakers Discussing the Art and Craft of Visual Storytelling The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) resumes its popular Clubhouse Conversations series this month, featuring insightful interviews with leading filmmakers discussing their creative process. The online video conversations highlight a wide array of award-contending productions. Moderated by ASC members, the in-depth discussions explore the cinematographer’s experience, and, in some instances, include their collaborators. Clubhouse Conversations are accessible on the American Cinematogr
  4. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will celebrate the 35thASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on April 18, 2021. The annual ceremony will be streamed live from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, with plans for a simultaneous in-person component to be determined at a later date. “The ASC Awards recognize the finest work of the year and its exceptional creators,” notes ASC Awards Co-Chair Dana Gonzales. “We look forward to celebrating the exceptional visual art of the many talented cinematographers contributing to the stories that are entertaining us through these unprecedented time
  5. LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2020) – The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announces the return of its popular ASC Master Class series as a virtual offering. The newly configured course consists of a three-day online seminar with live interactions and Q&A discussions. The first class is set to resume Oct. 30 with ASC instructors Larry Fong, ASC (300, Watchmen, Super 8, Kong: Skull Island), M. David Mullen, ASC (two-time Emmy® Award winner for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Lawrence Sher, ASC (Oscar® and ASC Award nominee for Joker, The Hangover trilogy). ASC Master Classes
  6. RED DIGITAL CINEMA®’s new KOMODO™ 6K camera system is now available to order. The highly anticipated KOMODO 6K comes to market after extensive engineering to incorporate production-tested innovations, including a breakthrough global shutter sensor (27.03mm x 14.26mm) that maintains RED’s high standard of image quality and dynamic range. The camera is packaged in a small 4-cubic-inch (101.6 mm) form factor and weighs only 2.1 pounds (0.95 kgs). Joining RED’s product lineup in its own category, KOMODO includes an enviable list of features designed for professional filmmakers and content creators
  7. LOS ANGELES (Oct. 6, 2020) – Moxion, creator of the revolutionary Moxion Immediates®, solution, its 'instant dailies' service platform, announced the integration of Dolby Vision®, Dolby’s advanced imaging technology that combines high dynamic range (HDR) with wide color gamut (WCG) capabilities for next-level visual storytelling. With the ability to monitor in Dolby Vision for remote cuts, color, dailies and VFX review, key creatives are now empowered to make decisions based on the image the director, colorist and cinematographer envisioned. Dolby Vision support will be available to users wit
  8. Applications opened today for the 2021 class of HPA’s Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program. For five years, YEP has connected ambitious and talented creative, technical, project management and administrative professionals between the ages of 21 and 32 with mentors and educational offerings that accelerate their professional development. Applications are due Monday, October 12, and applicants will be notified of their status in mid-November. The 2021 YEP class will begin in January 2021. Since its inception in 2015, the YEP program has nurtured the critically important pipel
  9. The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced that its second Industry Recovery Task Force Virtual Global Town Hall will be held on August 26, 2020 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM PDT. As the industry grapples with the complexities of returning to work in the midst of the ongoing pandemic crisis, the need for comprehensive information from direct sources remains strong. The upcoming global town hall will feature another panel of experts from the creative, health and governmental arenas, who will share the latest scientific, technical and creative best practices to encourage a safe return to wo
  10. The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced details of its Industry Recovery Task Force Virtual Global Town Hall, set for Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. The Industry Recovery Task Force (IRTF) was formed in May of this year as a critical HPA Board initiative, aimed at understanding how content creation can be enabled in an world impacted by the pandemic crisis. This is the first in a series of virtual Industry Recovery Task Force global town hall events planned for the following months and will feature major voices from the creative, health and political arenas
  11. LOS ANGELES, (June 18, 2020) – Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, announced their partnership with Moxion and its revolutionary platform for HDR Immediates and Cuts. The partnership broadens the range of remote collaboration solutions Sohonet can now offer the production, post and visual effects communities. The partnership will provide the production, post and visual effects communities with a distinct set of tools designed to enable both synchronous and asynchronous remote review to suit every use c
  12. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors has elected a new slate of officers today, elevating Stephen Lighthill to president of the organization. The Board also voted in Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, Bill Bennett, and John Simmons; Treasurer Levie Isaacks; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms David Darby. Lighthill takes over the reins from outgoing ASC President Kees van Oostrum, who served the maximum four terms and recently was appointed to lead IMAGO, the international federation of cinematographers. This is Lighthill’s second turn as ASC president, p
  13. DigitalFilm Tree, a leading post-production innovator and software development company has announced that Nancy Jundi has joined their award-winning team as chief operational officer. Jundi brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with over 20 years of experience guiding entertainment and technology companies (both start-up and global reach) through exceptional growth challenges. She has been an outside consultant to DFT since 2014 and will now be based in DFT’s Los Angeles headquarters, where she will join Founder and CEO Ramy Katrib in pioneering revolutionary new offerings for D
  14. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has promoted Andrew Fish to serve as senior editor of its flagship magazine, American Cinematographer. Fish is being advanced from his previous position as associate editor, a title he held for five years, and will continue reporting to the magazine’s editor-in-chief and publisher, Stephen Pizzello. With 2020 marking its 100thanniversary, American Cinematographer is the entertainment industry’s oldest continuously published print journal. Its mission is to serve filmmakers by exploring the artistic thought processes of the field’s most innova
  15. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Terry McCarthy as CEO of the organization. In this newly created role, McCarthy is responsible for all business matters relating to the Society, including events, educational efforts, and publishing. With more than 30 years of experience in journalism, McCarthy is a four-time Emmy® winner and recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award. He also brings extensive non-profit management experience to the ASC, having previously served as president of the American Academy in Berlin, and prior to that as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Wor
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