Canon, Technicolor, Kodak and Tiffen will each present awards at a special luncheon organized by the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600). The event will be held at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on September 27 as part of the celebration of ICG’s 17th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
The Canon Award for the advancement of digital technology in film and television will be presented to Mark Weingartner, who is a cinematographer, visual effects supervisor, stereographer and chairman of the ICG National Training Committee. He’s well known for his involvement in technical innovation and the application of technology from one field to another, including rigging IMAX cameras and using theatrical lighting fixtures and controls on feature films.
Kristopher Tapley will receive Technicolor’s William A. Fraker Award for outstanding journalistic contributions to the art and craft of cinematography. Tapley is the editor of “In Contention,” part of HitFix.com, where he covers film awards and recognizes below-the-line accomplishments. He holds a BFA in filmmaking with a concentration in screenwriting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an MA in journalism from the University of Southern California.
The Kodak Mentorship Award will honor Cinematographer Julio Macat, ASC. Macat has recently mentored students at Pepperdine University, AFI, NYU, Chapman College and Scottsdale Community College, and has taught a seminar at Disney Animation. The feature films that Macat has photographed have a domestic box-office total of $1.6 billion, starting with his first film Home Alone and a total of eight films opening at number one in the U.S.
The Nat Tiffen Award for outstanding educational contributions to the art and craft of cinematography will go to Corey Carbonara, Ph.D. Dr. Carbonara has a long list of achievements in the field of education, serving in a variety of capacities on state, national and international committees and panels for the Federal Communications Commission, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and many other prominent organizations. He is a long-time member of the American Society of Lighting Designers and is currently director of the digital communications technologies project at Baylor University.
“These gentlemen represent the very highest achievements in their fields, be it cinematography, education or journalism, and Mark Weingarten has led the way in upgrading members’ skills as new cameras and other equipment come on the market,” says ICG President Steven Poster. Honorees of the Emerging Cinematographer Awards will also be recognized at a luncheon at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles on September 29. These awards will honor 10 short films selected from nearly 100 submissions and photographed by up-and-coming Guild members who have not yet reached the category of cinematographer.