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Gravity Earns Top Honor for Cinematography

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). 

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2014 Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Awards

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.

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Revolution Cinema Rentals: For Trailblazing Shooters

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.”

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Band Pro One World Open House

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.

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A Look Back at AFM 2013

This year’s American Film Market (AFM) was another success, featuring over 400 films from 33 countries for interested buyers among nearly 8,000 attendees. The 357 exhibitors represented a broad spectrum of independent producers and sales agents, showcasing features ranging from micro-budget thrillers to studio epics that are all in various stages of production. Premiering films offered a who’s who of star talent, such as Jessica Chastain, James Franco, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Judi Dench and Jesse Eisenberg. These high-profile movies include Harry and the Butler (starring Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson), Very Good Girls (starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss) and Survivor (starring Milla Jovavich, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan).

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