After the success of our first Los Angeles area event since the start of the pandemic held October 23rd at Camera Division, we decided to take our show on the road. So, on December 8th, we held an event in Chicago at Atomic Imaging/Golan Studios. Featured technology included Infinity Photo-Optical lenses for Micro/Macro Cinematography, the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K and Pocket 6K cameras, DaVinci Resolve Hi-Res BRAW workflows, and OWC storage and workflow solutions. Presenters included Infinity Photo-Optical’s President and Lens Designer, Jay Margolis, Cinematographer and Founder of DCS, James Mathers, and Director/Cinematographer Ari Golan who is Owner of Atomic Imaging and Golan Studios.
Chicago, being known as a production hub for food commercials, is home to some of the industry’s leading tabletop Cinematographers and several were in attendance. Practical demo shots were set up and attendees were particularly impressed with the unique images created with the Infinity lenses, many commenting that they are eager to try them on future shoots. James Mathers made a presentation on the benefits and challenges of acquiring 12K and Ari Golan followed up with a practical demo cutting and resizing 12K BRAW footage on his laptop with DaVinci Resolve and OWC solid state fast drives.
Door-prizes included DaVinci Resolve Studio software and a DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor courtesy of Blackmagic Design as well as a USB-C Travel Dock and Envoy Pro Elektron SSD from OWC. Ari Golan was also presented a set of Infinity lenses in appreciation for hosting the event at his studio. DCS thanks all the presenters, sponsors, and attendees for their participation.