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Guild of Television Cameramen Announces GTC 2013 Awards Shortlist


The Guild of Television Cameramen has announced the shortlist of nominee cameramen for its 2013 Awards. The nomination period included programs transmitted from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012.

“The GTC awards are unique in being made by broadcast television cameramen in recognition of the work of their fellow professionals,” commented 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 on May 11 at an awards ceremony to be held at Upper Aynho near Banbury, and the event will include the GTC’s annual general meeting.

“We are really keen to recognize excellent camera work through all the genres,” GTC chair Keith Massey added. “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.”

The awards voting panel will be chaired by David 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.

The shortlisted nominees for GTC awards for excellence are:

Graham MaunderEwan McGregor – Cold Chain Mission, BBC2

Camera crew – Jules Annual Hootenanny, BBC2

Christian and Paola MoullecEarthflight, BBC HD

Ben CryerLook North: Army Passing Out Parade, BBC1 and BBC Yorkshire

Dave MinchinGreat Continental Railway Journeys, BBC2

Nat Hill – Coldplay MX World, BBC1 27

Bruce Miller and crew – HM Queen’s Jubilee Service, St Paul’s Cathedral, BBC

David Higgs and Christopher BlauveltRestless, BBC1

Anthony Dalton, Sam Montague, Ric Clark, Simon Cox, Richard Maxwell, Arun Taylor and Micah WalkerGreat British Bake Off (series), BBC2 (Love Productions)

Marcus ElliotHeroes of the Skies – Wingwalker, Five

Alan Almond, Sam McCurdy, Barney Batchelor, Jessica Oxley, Brian Bassnett, et al – Last Tango in Halifax (series), BBC1

Fred ScottAtma Refuge Camp, Syria (BBC News), BBC1

Mona Eldaief and Jehane NoujaimSolar Mamas (Why Poverty?) (series), BBC4

Camera crew – Later with Jools Holland, BBC1

Geraint WarringtonDaybreak: Ben Affleck interview, ITV

Tony EtwellGrand Designs: The Water Tower, Channel 4

Graham McFarlaneDeadly 60 – Venezuela, BBC CBBC

Camera crew – Songs of Praise, Britain’s Biggest Hymns Big Sing, BBC 1

Nigel Meakin and Peter MeakinMichael Palin in Brazil, BBC2

Camera crew – The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games: Isles of Wonder, BBC 1 and world coverage

Fabian WagnerMrs Biggs, ITV 1 (Programme 1)

Simon RichardsThe Paradise, BBC1 2 (Programme 2)

Paul KirsopHunted, Kudos production for the BBC

Jonathan YoungExtreme World – Episode 1 Karachi, BBC1

Jonathan Young – Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve, BBC 2

Marcel Zyskind – Weightwatchers Commercial, Channel 4

GTC 2013 Seal of Approval nominee is the Sony HDVF-EL75 OLED studio color viewfinder.

Mike Baldock Award nominee is Holly Bantleman on the Raise the Roof in Kenya project.

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