The 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement was recently held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories. Lubezki won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for Gravity. Benning won the TV movie/miniseries award for Killing Lincoln. Freeman took home top honors in the one-hour episodic television category for "Game of Thrones," and McClure was the recipient of the half-hour episodic series award for "Drunk History.The ASC Award for best feature was presented by Caleb Deschanel, ASC. Lubezki has won the organization’s top prize twice for The Tree of Life (2012) and Children of Men (2007), and was also nominated for Sleepy Hollow (2000).
This year was Sundance’s 30th anniversary, and Festival Executive Director Keri Putnam made sure we all knew that “the mission hasn’t changed” even though we’ve seen significant transformations and a remarkable evolution over the years. Sundance Institute now boasts 18 labs throughout the year and includes documentary, music, theater and new media arts throughout the more traditional narrative aspects of the 10 days in Park City, Utah.
Sundance Institute this evening announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, in Park City, Utah. Video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.org/live.
The camera/gear rental house Revolution Cinema Rentals (formerly Hurlbut Visuals DSLR Cinema Rentals) recently held its Holiday Educational & Demonstration Festival at the company’s facility in San Fernando, Calif. The event featured two keynote speakers: Cinematographers Shane Hurlbut, ASC, who discussed methodology and his latest film Need for Speed (starring Aaron Paul), and Timothy Kang, who led the session “Digital Imaging Fundamentals: How to Shoot Digital like Film, and Practical Solutions for Set and Post.”
Band Pro recently held their open house at their facility in Burbank, Calif. Each year they convert tent space into a dynamic, interactive camera, recording, and workflow environment where products will be displayed as they are actually used on set. They feature the industry’s best new technology and give the chance for industry members to walk the floor and get educated on the latest and greatest in new innovations.