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International Cinematographers Guild Outlines NAB Plans


The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will play a prominent role at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

The ICG will partner with the NAB for a Creative Master Series session in the Convention Center’s South Hall 220 at 4:15 p.m., April 8, 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 postproduction and Paul Grellong, supervising producer. David Geffner, executive editor of ICG Magazine, will moderate.

These experts will explain how digital technology is integrating previs, live action and post – topics that require a shared understanding include the overall look, lighting and design of complex composite shots, a choice of capture systems, monitoring and playback capabilities, use of special effects and atmospheric elements and on-set and post workflows.

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.

Two of the industry’s leading cinematographers will lead tours of exhibits. On Monday, starting at 11 a.m. from the ICG booth, Central Hall 10306, Poster, will focus on capture and lighting with a look at new tools and technologies from leading innovators. Among the vendors will be ARRI, Bandpro Film & Digital, Inc., Element Technica and GoPro.

The following day at 11 a.m., Stephen Lighthill, ASC, senior filmmaker in residence at the American Film Institute Conservatory and president of the American Society of Cinematographers, will lead a tour that focuses on the latest forms of capture and workflows. Lighthill will explain the newest technologies from Black Magic Design, Assimilate, MTI Film, Codex and Carl Zeiss, among others.

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