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ASC Winners: Lubezki for GRAVITY - TV Awards go to KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES & DRUNK HISTORY

By DCS, Feb 2, 2014

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jeremy Benning, CSC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Blake McClure earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony was held February 1st at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & ... [ Read: ASC Winners: Lubezki for GRAVITY - TV Awards go to KILLING LINCOLN, GAME OF THRONES & DRUNK HISTORY ]

Motionographer, Virtual Cinematographer, Director of Imaging? Role Evolves, Title Remains: Cinematographer

By DCS, Jan 31, 2014

By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS As a Cinematographer, I’ve had to get used to the fact that my role is constantly changing, and while I don’t think it is necessary, some have even suggested a new name for what we do.  Whatever the specific skill-sets employed, we are still charged with ... [ Read: Motionographer, Virtual Cinematographer, Director of Imaging? Role Evolves, Title Remains: Cinematographer ]

With Price and Delivery Announcement, ARRI is Now Taking Orders on AMIRA

By DCS, Jan 31, 2014

ARRI announced today that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA, starting at $39,000US. Orders are now being taken for delivery in the early 2nd quarter of 2014. The new camera is being offered in three basic configurations. The entry-point AMIRA camera set allows Rec 709 ProRes 422 recording ... [ Read: With Price and Delivery Announcement, ARRI is Now Taking Orders on AMIRA ]

Report on CES -- Panasonic’s New Varicam, and 3D Steps Aside for 4K

By DCS, Jan 31, 2014

There was lots to see at the International CES; too much really for our purposes, everything from car/infotainment, wearable biometrics, smartphone accessories, computers, and TVs, etc, etc., etc.    It was the largest CES ever with a record two million net square feet of exhibit space housing more than 3,200 exhibitors ... [ Read: Report on CES -- Panasonic’s New Varicam, and 3D Steps Aside for 4K ]

ACE EDDIE AWARD Nominations + Paul Greengrass to receive Golden Eagle Filmmaker of the Year Award

By DCS, Jan 16, 2014

American Cinema Editors ACE  EDDIE Awards to be presented at the Beverly Hilton FRIDAY, February 7, 2014 including the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award to Filmmaker Paul Greengrass, (Captain Philips, United 93)   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): 12 Years a Slave Joe Walker Captain Phillips Chris ... [ Read: ACE EDDIE AWARD Nominations + Paul Greengrass to receive Golden Eagle Filmmaker of the Year Award ]

New Streaming -- What’s New in Desktop Editing with Avid, Adobe, FCP-X, Resolve, and Edius

By DCS, Jan 6, 2014

In this coverage from our December 4, 2013 event at Keycode Media in Burbank, we explore the areas of traditional off-line creative editing as well as finishing on the desktop, including dealing with new challenges such as 4K, 3D, and collaborative workflows.Presentions include Avid Media Composer 7 by Michael Krulik, ... [ Read: New Streaming -- What’s New in Desktop Editing with Avid, Adobe, FCP-X, Resolve, and Edius ]

DP/Test Pilot Action Figure? James Mathers on Tribe of the Wild, December 2013

By DCS, Jan 2, 2014

One DP’s Perspective DP / Test Pilot Action Figure? By James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of DCS In my role covering new Cinema Technology for DCS, I am often offered gear to test and evaluate, everything from new lighting units and cameras to various digital cinema recorders. Since I need to keep ... [ Read: DP/Test Pilot Action Figure? James Mathers on Tribe of the Wild, December 2013 ]