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ICG Hosts Telling Stories with LED Lights At Cine Gear Expo, Los Angeles on June 3, 2017


LR-icglogoThe International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE, ICG Local 600) has announced Telling Stories with LED Lights, a panel to take place at Cine Gear Expo on Saturday, June 3 (10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.). The panel discussion will feature leading cinematographers and gaffers examining the impact of new LED lighting sources on feature films and TV creativity and production.


The official synopsis of the panel: “Cinematographers have a new creative tool in their arsenal: high quality LED lighting sources. LEDs offer increased flexibility, control and reliability.  They enable greater subtlety and precision and open the door to new kinds of lighting schemas and new ways to design and control color palettes. Hear from leading cinematographers and gaffers discussing how they work with off-the-shelf products, custom built sources and lighting programmers to finesse traditional looks and to explore new visual territory. Learn about their artful use of LEDs to convey mood, character and plot points on highly regarded motion picture and TV projects.”

The panel will be moderated by Michael Chambliss, technologist & business representative, International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 600, and will feature the following:

Mike Bauman, gaffer; Phantom Thread, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 2

Ronald Dragosh, gaffer; Chicago Justice, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire (Season 1, electrician)

Jess Hall, BSC, director of photography; Ghost in the Shell, Transcendence, The Spectacular Now

Erik Messerschmidt, director of photography & gaffer; Mindhunter (DP), Gone Girl (gaffer), Fantastic Four (gaffer)

Rachel Morrison, ASC, director of photography; Black Panther, Dope, Fruitvale Station

Steven Poster, ASC, director of photography; Amityville: The Awakening, Southland Tales, Donnie Darko, Someone to Watch Over Me

James Plannette, gaffer; The Artist, The Adjustment Bureau, Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, Someone to Watch Over Me

Lisa Wiegand, ASC, director of photography; Chicago Justice, American Crime, Chicago Fire

The panel will be located at Sherry Lansing Theater, Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, 90038. Cine Gear Expo pass required. Panel open to all attendees at no cost. http://www.cinegearexpo.com/

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