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SOC Announces Camera Operator of the Year TV Nominees

December 7, 2018 | By

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the television nominees for its camera operator of the year award. The winners will be announced at the society’s awards ceremony, Jan. 26 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. »

David Wain Presents Netflix’s Homage to The National Lampoon in A Futile and Stupid Gesture

April 23, 2018 | By
David Wain Presents Netflix’s Homage to The National Lampoon in A Futile and Stupid Gesture

  Chronicling founder Doug Kenney’s creation of National Lampoon magazine, which ran from 1970 to 1998, David Wain’s Netflix feature, A Futile and Stupid Gesture (a phrase from Kenney’s Animal House feature film screenplay) offers a combination of show business success story and lovable romp, within a decidedly modest budget. “I had specific affinity for Doug... »

Fujifilm Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras

March 20, 2018 | By
Fujifilm Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras

High Performance Lightweight Cinema Lenses for the X Series Line of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras Fujifilm is providing cinematographers with two new lenses this summer! Hitting the market in June 2018, the manufacturer will debut the Fujinon MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and the MKX 50-135mm T2.9, the latest additions to the X Series line... »

Zacuto’s Camera Shootout 2018!

March 12, 2018 | By
Zacuto’s Camera Shootout 2018!

  Camera Shootout 2018 will air Live on Facebook March 14th.   »

Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

March 6, 2018 | By
Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

  If you bet on every favorite in your office’s Oscar pool this year, you did quite well. It was a year of very few surprises, and stood in stark contrast to last year’s “wow finish” –to borrow a line from the movies. And yet those who won were very thoughtful about their craft–both... »

32nd Annual ASC Awards

March 5, 2018 | By
32nd Annual ASC Awards

Hosting the 32nd ASC Awards, Ben Mankiewicz of TCM and great fan of cinematography, set the tone and entertained the room. “I’m honored to be asked to host the ASC awards, and even more so when I learned that none of tonight’s nominees had to be replaced by Christopher Plumber. Congratulations to all of you.... »

2018 ASC Awards Winners

February 17, 2018 | By
2018 ASC Awards Winners

  Russell Carpenter was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award while the ASC’s Dean Semler presented Producer/Director/ Actor Angelina Jolie with the Board of Governors Award on Feb. 17, 2018 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The  2018 Winners List includes: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Blade Runner 2049 Spotlight Award... »

SciTech Awards: How Those Visions Did Appear

February 13, 2018 | By
SciTech Awards: How Those Visions Did Appear

For the second straight year, the Academy’s SciTech awards reached into the Star Trek universe to find a host: Last year, John Cho, the current Sulu voyaging on the Enterprise, anchored the evening along with Leslie Mann. This year, there was only one, but what a one: Sir Patrick Stewart, who brought both gravitas... »

2018 Society of Camera Operators Awards

February 12, 2018 | By
2018 Society of Camera Operators Awards

Several themes come to mind after attending the 2018 SOC (Society of Camera Operators) Lifetime Achievement Awards, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel February 3rd. Award winners and presenters alike expressed their overwhelming passion for visual storytelling and love of the filmmaking process. They thanked mentors, supporters and collaborators – their film families, and simultaneously... »

2018 Society of Camera Operators Awards Winners

February 7, 2018 | By
2018 Society of Camera Operators Awards Winners

                                      President’s Award Meryl Streep Governors Lifetime Achievement Award John Bailey, ASC Distinguished Service Lifetime Achievement Award Denny Clairmont Camera Operator Lifetime Achievement Award P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC Camera Technician Lifetime Achievement Award John Connor Mobile... »

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