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Rick Markovitz

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  1. There are a lot of ICG members participating all over the NAB SHOW this year: Monday, April 24, Shooting V-Log and ISO 5,000 1:30 pm - 2 pm Panasonic Booth Speaker: Ben Kufrin Teradek Show: VR Production 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
 Teradek Booth #C6025 It can be tough to pinpoint exactly where virtual reality fits within the current landscape of content creation. Is it the next big thing? Is it a flash-in-the-pan? Or is it, perhaps, somewhere in between? And for those already working in the industry, the big question remains of how exactly creating for VR will affect the production process, from acquisition all the way to post. Panelists:
 Matt DeJohn, VP of Production, VRTUL Joergen Geerds, CEO & Creative Director, Koncept VR Ben Schwartz, VR Director of Photography & Camera Technician
 Lewis Smithingham, President of VR/Partner, 30 Ninjas Moderated by: Mike Nichols, Business Development Manager, AbelCine Tuesday, April 25 Capturing Reality with VariCam 11:30 am - 12 pm Preso Stage Speaker: Hal Long, Director of Photography Large Format Acquisition 11:30 am - 12:30 pm AbelCine Booth Shooting with a large format camera is an aesthetic decision that also comes with its own set of production considerations. In this panel, speakers who have extended experience with various large format technologies will discuss some of their work and why they chose to go the large format route. Panelists:
Jamie Alac, Director of Photography Phil Holland, Director of Photography
 James Neihouse, ASC, Director of Photography
 Mike Sippel, Senior Field Support Technician, ARRI Rental Moderated by: Jeff Lee, National Training Manager, AbelCine Pushing the Limits of the VariCam LT for The Online Date 1:30 pm - 2 pm Preso Stage Speaker: Jimmy Matlosz (Director of Photography) Shooting Lowlight with VariCam 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Preso Stage Speaker: Charles Papert (Director of Photography) Visual Effects & Lenses: Why Sharp Lenses Matter 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Fujinon's Booth Speaker: Mark Weingartner, ASC, Director of Photography Cinematic Lensing 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm AbelCine Booth There are those who think that lens choice can affect the look of a project even more than the choice of camera. With today's cameras becoming ever more powerful and affordable, the choice of glass is often one of the main ways filmmakers can add a unique look to what they're shooting. This panel will explore the creative, aesthetic, and technical considerations that go into choosing the perfect cinematic lens for a project. Panelists:
 Michael Goi, ASC, Director of Photography David Klein, Director of Photography Moderated by: Megan Donnelly, Training Manager, AbelCine Wednesday, April 26 HDR for ASC 10:30 a.m. Tiffen Booth Moderator: Mark Weingartner, ASC, Director of Photography VariCam Performance and Workflow 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Preso Stage Speaker: Theo Van de Sande, ASC, Director of Photography Digital Cinema Trends, 4K, 8K, HDR, VR 3:15 PM The Studio Tech Center Live (C10415) Panelists: Steven Poster ASC, President International Cinematographers Guild Josh Haynie, Panavision/LightIron Phil Holland, PHFX Moderator David Leitner ACES 4:00 pm AbelCine Booth Panelist: Mark Weingartner, ASC, Director of Photography Thursday, April 27 Teradek Show: Modern Lighting 11 am - 11:50 am The mastery of lighting has always been an integral part of the work of a Director of Photography. In today's world of ever-changing technology, modern fixtures are now available at all levels of production. In this panel, speakers will discuss some of the newest updates in lighting technology and some of the creative considerations that come into play when working with these new tools. Panelists:
Jayson Crothers, Director of Photography Moderated by: Megan Donnelly, Training Manager, AbelCine
  2. INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD TO HOST THREE PANELS AT NAB SHOW (April 24-25) GAME Of THRONES: Behind the Scenes with the Filmmakers GHOST IN THE SHELL: Creating a Cyber Future NEXT GENERATION IMAGE MAKING – Taking Content Creation to New Places The panels, hosted by the The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600), at the NAB Show (April 22 – 27,) will examine advanced and future imaging techniques, including the use of machine intelligence in pre and post production. The discussions will be set within the context of high profile, consumer content including Game of Thrones and Ghost in the Shell. All sessions will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Monday, April 24, 1:00 PM, Ghost in the Shell: Creating a Parallel Cyber Future, produced in collaboration with the ICG Location: South Hall Upper Room S220 Ghost in the Shell is a sci-fi thriller about cyber-enhanced soldier, Major (Scarlett Johansson), her battles against hacker terrorists and her hunt for her stolen identity and its perpetrators. Combining artistry with cutting edge innovation, the filmmakers designed unique tools and systems, including an original, anime inspired 28-color palette; custom LED lights; a video-photogrammetry rig for 3D video inserts; and a DCI P3 workflow from camera through color finishing and deliverables. See clips and hear stories about the making of this visually groundbreaking motion picture based on the original Japanese manga. Panelists: Jess Hall, BSC, Director of Photography (Transcendence, Brideshead Revisited, Hot Fuzz) John Dykstra, Visual Effects Designer (Oscar Winner: Spider-Man 2, Star Wars, Emmy Winner: Battlestar Galactica) Michael Hatzer, DI Colorist, Technicolor Justin Wagman, Post Production Supervisor Moderator: David Geffner, Executive Editor of ICG Magazine Monday, April 24, 2:30 PM Game of Thrones: Behind the Scenes with the Filmmakers South Hall Upper Room S220 With its spectacular battles, dragons, reverberating hugs, and death winnowing storylines, season 6 of Game of Thrones ratcheted up the tension and raised anticipation for an eventual, epic series conclusion. The season was shot simultaneously by director/ cinematographer pairs rotating between stage and location (as is the custom), spotlighted a cast of hundreds and featured nearly 1900 visual effects shots. Learn how the filmmakers applied the Game of Thrones naturalistic lighting style to new locations and storylines, how they chose to block and edit the emotional turning points, and how they harnessed postproduction to visually unify the footage. See some great footage and understand why, in 2016, Game of Thrones drew an amazing 25.1 million viewers across all major platforms. Panelists: Bernadette Caulfield, Executive Producer Greg Spence, Producer Anette Haellmigk, Director of Photography (Emmy Nominee: Game of Thrones) Jonathan Freeman, Director of Photography (Emmy Winner: Board Walk Empire, Emmy Nominee: Game of Thrones) Moderator: David Geffner, Executive Editor of ICG Magazine Tuesday, April 25 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Next Generation Image Making – Taking Content Creation to New Places North Hall. Room 251 Light field, volumetric capture, computational photography, real-time rendering, and generative imaging have the potential to transform image making for all forms of content. Already, they are contributing to the blurring lines between live action and computer-generated imaging, and between what takes place in preproduction, production and post. What is science behind these new technologies and how do they work? What are their current limitations and promise? Glimpse what NAB’s Central and South Hall could look like in five to ten years… Panelists: Andrew Shulkind, Director of Photography (Clients include: Paramount, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Apple, Adidas, AT&T, Budweiser, Google, Old Spice and Samsung.) Jon Karafin, CEO Light Field Lab. Inc. Gavin Miller, Head of Adobe Research. Steve Sullivan, General Manager, Holographic Imaging Microsoft Moderator: Michael Chambliss, technologist and business representative for the ICG, IATSE Local 600
  3. Masterclass with Steven Poster, ASC - Donnie Darko Don't miss this conversation! Seating is limited & lunch is included. Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Following a screening of Donnie Darko, cinematographer Steven Poster, ASC will present an overview of his collaboration with visionary director Richard Kelly and deconstruct key scenes from the film. Poster will also deep dive into his projects and inspirations, and share his secrets about how to persevere and flourish in the film business across many years. register here: http://bit.ly/1tJvE3e
  4. International Cinematographers Guild to Field Workflow Panel at Cine Gear Los Angeles, June 3, 2014…The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) is producing a panel discussion on “New Workflow Choices and the Director of Photography” at the 2014 Cine Gear Expo in the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Pictures lot this Saturday, June 7, from 10:15 to 11:30. The panelists are Paul Cameron, ASC, Director of Photography (Total Recall, Dead Man Down), Mark Doering-Powell, Director of Photography (ABC’s Super Fun Night; CW’s Everybody Hates Chris), Steven Poster, ASC, Director of Photography, National President, ICG (Donnie Darko; Someone to Watch Over Me), Andrew Turman, Director of Photography (Target, Lexus), Michele deLorimier, Digital Imaging Technician ( DIT) & Phantom Tech (Cover Girl’s Pink; Cream Reunion at the Royal Albert Hall), Bobby Maruvada, Digital Imaging Technician (DI colorist Project X, After Earth) and E. Gunnar Mortensen, Focus Puller (Amityville Horror: Locked In, Cooties). Digital Imaging Technician Joshua Gollish (Skyfall, Prisoners) will moderate. The panel will discuss how Directors of Photography and their crews encounter an ever-expanding range of approaches to color management and dailies. These new paths profoundly impact the DP’s artistic style and every aspect of their job, including on-set operations and creative environment and communication with the director, talent, editorial and postproduction. This group of leading DPs and other camera crew members will examine how their workflow choices on recent, high profile motion picture and TV projects impacted the filmmaking process, the craft and the product. http://www.cinegearexpo.com/83/ Press Contact: Rick Markovitz Weissman/Markovitz Communications rick@publicity4all.com 818-760-8995
  5. Looking forward to listening to cinematographers Wally Pfister and Jess Hall talk about how they worked together on “Transcendence” at NAB next week. What makes this special is that Wally is a first time director here. How do two DPs reconcile their take on a major film like this? Is it a disadvantage or an advantage? My guess is the latter. I’ll find out when they appear at their Creative Master Series keynote presentation co-sponsored by the ICG, on Tuesday, April 8 at 1:45 p.m. Room S220 http://bit.ly/1hWwb9w The ICG will be at NAB: Booth C10306 Central Hall – ICG Magazine/ICG Local 600
  6. AN ESSENTIAL LEARNING AND CAREER EXPERIENCE FOR DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, WRITERS, AND DEPARTMENT HEADS AT ALL LEVELS. In this Master Class, Quinn will deconstruct Leaving Las Vegas, scene-by- scene, while discussing his process, choices, obstacles, challenges - what worked and what didn't. 10:00 AM Screening: Leaving Las Vegas 12:00 PM Catered Lunch 1:00 PM Master Class 3:00 PM Day Ends Presented in Partnership with LOCAL 600 INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD Sponsored by HARBOR PICTURE COMPANY registration: https://www.nymediacenter.com/cinematographer-masterclass/
  7. The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will play a prominent role at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. They will partner with the NAB for a Creative Master Series session in the Convention Center’s South Hall 220 on Monday, April 8, at 4:15 p.m., where filmmakers who worked on the hit NBC drama Revolution will discuss how two Cinematographers, their on-set camera departments, and CGI artists have helped make Revolution look like no other episodic on the small screen. Title of the session is, “You say you want a Revolution? How Cinematographers and VFX collaborate on the hit NBC drama.” Participants will include David Moxness, CSC, Director of Photography, Jay Worth, VFX Supervisor, Geoff Garrett, Associate Producer who oversees post production and Paul Grellong, Supervising Producer. David Geffner, Executive Editor of ICG Magazine, will moderate. This will be followed by a session titled “Emerging Technologies and Toolsets: Emerging Cinematographers Talk with Technology Companies,” to be held at 5:30 p.m. in room S219. Emerging Cinematographer Award-winners will discuss the benefits and hurdles for successful real-world application of the latest technologies. Participants are Steve Tiffen of the Tiffen company, Tim Smith, Canon USA, Daron Keet, 2012 ECA honoree and Pete Villani, 2012 honoree. Steven Poster, ASC, president of the ICG, will moderate. A cocktail reception honoring ECA winners will follow. These awards are given to ICG members who have demonstrated exceptional skill, even though they are not yet in the Director of Photography classification. Last year only 10, of the more than 100 films submitted, were selected. contact: rick@publicity4all.com
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