DCS Backlot Perspectives – Digital Cinema Society Interviews from Cine Gear Expo 2023 at Paramount Studios, Hollywood

by | Jun 13, 2023 | Featured, News | 0 comments

Cine Gear Expo made a triumphant return to the Paramount Studios backlot and DCS was there to cover it, interviewing leading technologists and industry experts, including:

Colin McDonald with Creative Solutions — Chase Hagen with ARRI — Michael Bravin with Canon — Juliane Grosso with Cine Gear Expo — Tim Walker with AJA — Jay Margolis with Infinity Photo-Optical  — Seth Emmons with LEITZ — Richard Amadril with LUMINYS — Nick Stabile with RatPac Controls — Phil Greenstreet with Rosco Digital Imaging — Nils De Montgrand with Rosco LED Lighting — Kazuto Yamaki with SIGMA — Tim Zur and Malcolm Mills from SUMOLIGHT — Ryan Avery with Tokina — Dominick Aiello with Wooden Camera — Tony Wisniewski with ZEISS

Visit this Vimeo page to view the entire collection: https://vimeo.com/showcase/10455849

Or see below for individual descriptions and links to find just the interviews that are of particular interest.

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – TERADEK WITH COLIN MCDONALD

Teradek’s Colin McDonald gives James Mathers an update on the plethora of products and services they offer to help productions of all sizes to reach the cloud. https://vimeo.com/835447677

DCS @ Cine Gear 2023 – ARRI with Chase Hagen

ARRI’s Chase Hagen details to James Mathers the evolution of the ALEXA motion picture camera from the original ALEXA in 2010 to the ALEXA 65, LF, all the way to the latest 4.6K ALEXA 35.  He also discusses their new CCM-1 touch screen camera control monitor. https://vimeo.com/835447847

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – CANON WITH MICHAEL BRAVIN

Canon Fellow Michael Bravin discusses Canon’s history, philosophy, and some of their latest products such as the Flex Zoom lenses which can easily be converted for use in full frame at T2.4 or Super 35 at T1.7 in either PL or EF mount. https://vimeo.com/835448049

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 WITH CINE GEAR EXPO CO-FOUNDER JULIANE GROSSO

James Mathers interviews and congratulates Cine Gear Expo Co-founder Juliane Grosso, who despite great adversity including losing her life partner, Karl Kresser, together with the challenges of the pandemic, has successfully brought Cine Gear Expo back to the full swing returning to the Paramount Studios backlot for the first time since 2019. https://vimeo.com/835448111

DCS @ Cine Gear Expo 2023 – AJA ColorBox with Tim Walker

AJA’s Tim Walker gives James Mathers an update on their new ColorBox, a color management solution for accurate on-set monitoring with a variety of video processing options.       https://vimeo.com/834588269

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – INFINITY PHOTO-OPTICAL WITH JAY MARGOLIS

Infinity Photo-Optical’s CEO Jay Margolis describes how his company harnessed microscope optical technology to create a variety of Micro/Macro lenses for use in cinematography. https://vimeo.com/835448888

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – LEITZ WITH SETH EMMONS

Seth Emmons from LEITZ joins James Mathers to discuss two of their latest Full Frame series of lenses, the Elsie, for which they have added a bit of character, and the Hugo line, which is based on the famous Leica M photography lenses at T1.5 and incredibly fast T1.0.  He also explains how the LPL mount now allows for the melding of classic lens character with modern lens mechanics. https://vimeo.com/835448983

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – LUMINYS WITH RICHARD AMADRIL

Luminys CEO Richard Amadril presents some of his company’s latest products, including the 7000 watt Zenon SoftSun, which is a smaller single-phase unit as opposed to their normal 200,000 watt SoftSun.  They’re also making a high-output, very efficient LED that can even run off a household circuit for “mini” SoftSun and Lightning Strikes units. https://vimeo.com/835448199

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – RATPAC CONTROLS WITH NICK STABILE

RatPac Controls’ Nick Stabile discusses one of their latest products, the V.2 12 x 200 Dimmer which is ideal for small practicals like LED bulbs and tubes that normally tend to flicker when dimmed.  It can plug into house power and has complete wireless control. https://vimeo.com/835448362

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – ROSCO DIGITAL IMAGING WITH PHIL GREENSTREET

Rosco Digital Imaging’s Phil Greenstreet gives James Mathers a little history of backdrops that has led to their new Rosco RDX LAB System. Their RDX LAB System combines virtual production technologies with traditional production methods and takes advantage of their extensive library of backdrop imagery, adding Live Action and the flexibility to control weather, the time of day, and more. https://vimeo.com/835449174

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – ROSCO LED LIGHTING WITH NILS DE MONTGRAND

Rosco’s Nils De Montgrand gives James Mathers an update on their line of DMG lighting fixtures including the new DMG LION, a powerful 13” fresnel with interchangeable LED chip sets among many other innovations. https://vimeo.com/835448437

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – SIGMA WITH KAZUTO YAMAKI

SIGMA CEO Kazuto Yamaki gives James Mathers a little history of his renowned family owned camera and lens manufacturing business along with details on some of their latest products like the FP series of Cine/Stills cameras. https://vimeo.com/835449286

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – SUMOLIGHT WITH TIM ZUR AND MALCOLM MILLS

Tim Zur and Malcolm Mills from SUMOLIGHT sit down with James Mathers to discuss their latest products including the SUMOSKY and SUMOMAX which are both ideal for scalable image based lighting.  https://vimeo.com/835448506

DCS @ CINE GEAR – TOKINA WITH RYAN AVERY

Tokina’s Ryan Avery tells James Mathers about the success of their popular Vista primes including the new 180mm T1.9.  Most of the 14 lens set are T1.5 and they all cover a 65mm size sensor. https://vimeo.com/835449390

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – WOODEN CAMERA WITH DOMINICK AIELLO

Wooden Camera’s Dominick Aiello discusses their latest products including a full set of accessories for the ARRI ALEXA 35.  He also stresses the importance of interoperability with other manufacturers’ products to give the user more configuration choices and to be able to extend the useful life of their accessories.   https://vimeo.com/835448666

DCS @ CINE GEAR 2023 – ZEISS WITH TONY WISNIEWSKI

James Mathers sits down with ZEISS’ Tony Wisniewski to get a little history of the company, their philosophy, and some of their latest innovations such as the ZEISS Supreme Prime and the Supreme Prime Radiance cinema lenses, plus the Milvus, Batis, and Otis lines suitable for both still and cine photography.  He also discusses the importance of lens metadata. https://vimeo.com/835448762

Special thanks to our crew: On-camera interview host James Mathers, Producer: Charlene Mathers, Director of Photography: Cameron Cannon, Cinematographers: Jon Tucker, Enrique Del Rio, and Daniel Sandoval, and for Sound Recording, Graphics, and Editing: Christopher Scott Knell of Fireline Studios.

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