Taking advantage of Cine Gear Expo’s ability to draw industry professionals from around the world to the back lot at Paramount Studios, the Digital Cinema Society conducted in-depth interviews with prominent Filmmakers and Technologists. DCS President James Mathers was able to gather a wide variety of viewpoints on current and future technology. Interviewees include:
ASC Directors of Photography Kees van Oostrum, Nancy Schreiber, and Gary Baum, as well as Geoff Boyle of CML and Annie Chang of ACES. Vendor interviews include Michael Cioni of Panavision/Light Iron, Nils De Montgrand of DMG Lumiére, Christophe Casenave of Zeiss, Brian Gaffney of Codex, Andrew Butler of Anton/Bauer, Jacques Delacoux of Transvideo/Aaton Digital, Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree, Tom Fletcher of Fujinon, Ryan Smith of K5600, Chuck Edwards of Cineo Lighting, Illya Friedman of Hot Rod Cameras, David Pringle of Luminys, Ryan Schorman of Wooden Camera, and Karl Kresser of Cine Gear Expo.
Following, are brief descriptions of the topics covered and links to the individual interviews. Special thanks for our volunteer crew, which included Director of Photography Cameron Cannon, Camera Operator Mitch Gulbin, and Christopher Scott Knell, who handled Sound and Post Workflows. We also need to thank Rosco for providing the SoftDrop background, BB&S and The Light Bridge for lighting assistance and Cine Gear Expo for providing the venue. These interviews were shot on Panasonic VariCams with Fujinon Cabrio lenses with power provided by Anton/Bauer‘s new Dionic XT batteries, which DCS is currently evaluating for an upcoming review.
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Use the following links below the titles to view individual interviews:
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Kees van Oostrum, ASC
James Mathers interviews Cinematographer Kees van Oostrum, ASC, who has recently been elected to a third consecutive term as President of the ASC. He has more than 80 credits as DP including Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, with Emmy nominations for his work on the telefilms Miss Rose White and Return to Lonesome Dove.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Nancy Schreiber, ASC
James Mathers interviews multi-award winning Director of Photography Nancy Schreiber, ASC about her career and the challenges of being a pioneering woman in the field. She also gives advice to aspiring women Cinematographers.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – GARY BAUM, ASC
James Mathers interviews Emmy Winning Cinematographer Gary Baum, ACS about his career and the challenges of shooting multi-camera television and how he tries to give his digital productions a film-look.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Michael Cioni of Panavision/Light Iron
James Mathers interviews Michael Cioni of Panavision and Light Iron regarding his views on current and future motion picture technology including Large Format Cinematography and Artificial Intelligence in production and post.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Geoff Boyle, Founder of CML
James Mathers interviews Geoff Boyle, a Cinematographer and the Founder of CML, the Cinematographers Mailing List, at Cine Gear Expo 2018. Geoff gives a brief history of CML and also describes why he favors ACES color management workflows.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo – Nils de Montgrand for DMG Lumiére, a Rosco company
James Mathers sits down with Nils de Montgrand, a Cofounder, along with his two brothers, of the lighting manufacturer, DMG Lumiére. Nils gives some history of the company, explains how they were recently acquired by Rosco, and presents their latest color control technology, “Mix.” Note that all of our Cine Gear Expo interviews were shot in front of a SoftDrop background provided by Rosco.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Zeiss
James Mathers interviews Christophe Casenave of the Carl Zeiss company at Cine Gear Expo 2018. Casenave gives a brief history of the company as well as some of the design philosophy behind the creation of their Cinema lenses. He also gives some details of the new Supreme series lenses designed for Cinematic large-format coverage and high speed in a small, lightweight lens.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – ACES with Annie Chang
James Mathers interviews Annie Chang, the VP, Creative Technologies at Universal Pictures and the Chair of the ACES project for the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Annie gives an overview of ACES and their efforts to unify the Industry with regard to color management workflows.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Brian Gaffney of CODEX
James Mathers sits down with Brian Gaffney of Codex to hear about his career pioneering color management workflows leading up to his current activities at Codex.
DCS@ Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Andrew Butler for Anton/Bauer
Andrew Butler of Anton/Bauer gives James Mathers an overview of the current state of battery technology for the motion picture industry including current rules and regulations for air travel with Lithium Ion. He also introduces Anton/Bauer’s new high capacity Dionic XT, available in V-Mount and Gold Mount, 90 watt or 150 watt, with on-board diagnostics and extended life cycles, (estimated over 1,200.)
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Jacques Delacoux – TRANSVIDEO/AATON
James Mathers interviews Jacques Delacoux, Founder of TRANSVIDEO and current Owner of AATON. He gives the interesting history of his companies and answers the question: What ever happened to the promising AATON Penelope Delta Digital Cinema camera?
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree
James Mathers interviews electronic postproduction pioneer, Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree about the concept of “Camera-to-Cloud” workflows and his new company GeoPost.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Tom Fletcher, Fujifilm Optical
James Mathers interviews Fujinon’s Tom Fletcher as he describes their current and future lines of Cine Zoom lenses as well as how parent company, Fujifilm successfully navigated their transition past manufacturing motion picture film.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Chuck Edwards for Cineo Lighting
James Mathers interviews Chuck Edwards of Cineo Lighting, who discusses current and future LED cinema lighting technology and the science behind Cineo’s high color fidelity and their collaboration with NBC Universal to create the LightBlade.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Illya Friedman – Hot Rod Cameras
James Mathers interviews Hot Rod Cameras’ Founder, Illya Friedman. He gives a little history of the company and his views on current camera and lens technology including Large Format.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – David Pringle of LUMINYS, Lighting Strikes, and SoftSun
James Mathers interviews the Founder of Luminys and Lightning Strikes, David Pringle. David gives some background on his career and the technology he has developed and shows off his new 200K SoftSun.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Ryan Schorman of Wooden Camera
James Mathers interviews Wooden Camera’s Founder Ryan Schorman who gives a brief history of his company and presents their latest product.
DCS@Cine Gear Expo 2018 – Ryan Smith – K 5600
James Mathers interviews President and new Owner of renowned lighting manufacturer, K 5600, Ryan Smith. Ryan discusses the Industry’s continued need for HMI lighting, K 5600’s core specialty, as well as their move into tungsten and LED technology. He also shows off some recent product innovations.
DCS@CINE GEAR Expo 2018 – Karl Kresser, President and Cofounder of Cine Gear Expo
James Mathers interviews Karl Kresser, the President and Cofounder, (along with Juliane Grosso), of Cine Gear Expo. He gives a little history of Cine Gear Expo, now in its 22nd year, and tells about an upcoming expansion with an expo in Atlanta.