The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will host two sessions at NAB at the Las Vegas Convention Center in April. One will be a light-hearted look at Key and Peele’s cinematic debut, Keanu for Warner Bros., in which the hapless duo infiltrates a vicious gang to find their adorable catnapped kitten. The other will explore the cinematic use of drones.
The first session, “Catnapped! Key and Peele’s Keanu,” will focus on the creative collaboration between director Peter Atencio and cinematographer Jas Shelton as they worked together on Keanu. David Geffner, executive editor of ICG Magazine, will moderate the session on April 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the South Upper Hall, Room 220.
The second panel, “Drones… Opening New Vistas to Content,” is a super session about filmmaking with drones, the new tool in the storyteller’s toolbox. Panelists will delve into pre-production and production, technology, safety and permitting. Panelists are Dylan Goss, aerial cinematographer for Team5; Drew Roberts, aerial cinematographer for Wild Rabbit Aerial Productions; Tony Carmean, aerial producer for Aerial MOB and Nick Kolias, aerial cinematographer for Aerial Edge. The panelists will discuss the unique creative capabilities of UAV cinematography, how it differs from helicopters, Steadicams and other production tools, and what to expect as the technology and its implementation matures. Michael Chambliss, ICG business rep will moderate the panel on April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the South Hall Upper, Room 222.