Register Now — June 29th Screening of the HBO Camera Assessment Series at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater

by | Jun 15, 2023 | News | 0 comments

Join us on June 29th for a special additional L.A. area screening of the HBO Camera Assessment Series to be hosted by the SMPTE Hollywood Section and DCS, and sponsored by ZEISS Cinematography.

Thursday June 29th with reception from 6 pm — Program starts promptly at 7pm

Linwood Dunn Theater at the Motion Picture Academy, 1313 Vine St., Hollywood

The HBO Camera Assessment Series, started over 10 years ago, was created to assist producers, directors, and cinematographers across the entire Warner Brothers Discovery family to select the most appropriate capture system for their productions. The goal of these highly objective and format agnostic tests is not to determine which camera system is “best”, but which best matches the needs of each individual production.

These tests highlight common shooting situations and scenarios that are traditionally difficult to photograph. By staging complex and real-life scenarios, encountered by real shows, and shooting them with the latest high end imaging tools, the strengths and weaknesses of each camera system are revealed allowing filmmakers to make educated decisions for their projects. ZEISS Cinematography lenses were exclusively employed and the camera systems tested include:

  – Sony VENICE 2
  – Blackmagic URSA 12K
 – Kodak 5219 Film

The Digital Cinema Society is extremely grateful to the producers for sharing their work, to SMPTE Hollywood for co-hosting, and to ZEISS Cinematography for sponsoring this special screening. DCS Founder James Mathers will moderate a Q&A following the screening with the HBO CAS team including:

Suny Behar– Director/DP, HBO Camera Assessment Series, 2011-2023
Stephen Beres– HBO SVP of Production Operations – HBO CAS Executive Producer 2011-2023, (WB-Discovery)
Erik Hansen– HBO VP Media & Production Services – (WB-Discovery)

This special screening is open to all, but space is limited and RSVPs are mandatory.  To register visit:

A trailer and more details about the project are available at:


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