Magazine article American Cinematographer

Industry Activities

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Industry Activities

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Event chairman Stanley Cortez has named the supervising committee for the third annual College Film Awards of the American Society of Cinematographers, to be held in October.

Cinematographer Lee Garnies will be committee vice-chairman. Committee members are: Charles Clarke, George Folsey, Ernest Laszlo, Winton Hoch, Harry Wolf, Sam Leavitt, Joseph Biroc, William Fraker, Lester Shorr, Leonard South, Ted Voigtlander and Haskell Wexler.

Also: L. B. Abbott, Burnett Guffey, Milton Krasner, Daniel Fapp, William Margulies, Ralph Woolsey, Lloyd Ahern, Loyal Griggs, Howard Anderson, Owen Roizman, William Butler and Conrad Hall.

Specially-created trophies will be presented by the ASC for the best student-photographed film of 1976-77, and to its student Cinematographer.

Last year, actress Greer Garson presented the winning trophy to Philip Earl Jr. for the USC film, "The Preparatory". Actor Gregory Peck presented the first year's trophy to student Denis Mayer for the San Diego State film, "Negative Image".


The 119th Technical Conference and Equipment Exhibit of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is set for the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles October 1621, 1977. According to early indications the meeting will be the largest the SMPTE has ever had. The equipment exhibit is already a record breaker with more booths than ever having been taken by the major manufacturers and suppliers of professional motion-picture and television equipment.

The Conference will feature, in addition to the equipment exhibit, a full five-day technical program of sessions dealing with the subjects of current concern to the motion-picture and television industries. The Conference will also have a schedule of social events, a full week of activities for spouses, and a coffee club. The SMPTE Conference will be the focal point of the motionpicture and television industries. More than 5,000 film and television engineers, executives and production people are expected to attend.

The subjects that will be covered on the SMPTE technical sessions and their schedule of presentation during Conference week are: Monday morning: Film-TV Interfaces; Monday afternoon: New Products in Television; New Equipment and Processes in Film; Tuesday morning and afternoon: Laboratory Practices; Television Post Production; Wednesday morning: Television Sound; Film Production; Wednesday afternoon: Television Production; Film Sound; Thursday morning and afternoon: Corporate Uses of Motion Picture and Television; Thursday morning: Unconventional Imaging Systems; Thursday afternoon: Panel Discussion on the Corporate Uses of Motion Picture and Television Production; Friday morning: New Television Technology; Friday afternoon: General Television Subjects.

As a special added attraction, there will be a "Hands-On" motion-picture equipment demonstration with wellknown filmmakers showing how movies are made. Film clips of famous movies will be screened after which demonstrations will be given on how the scenes were filmed. The session, tentatively scheduled for Sunday morning October 16 at the Fox Studios behind the hotel, is sponsored by the Professional Motion Picture Equipment Association (PMPEA).

The SMPTE Equipment Exhibit will feature a wide variety of professional television and motion picture equipment. Almost every imaginable type of film and video equipment will be on display from film and video cameras, editing equipment for film and tape, laboratory equipment, equipment for lighting, sound, and projection, lenses, VTRs and TBCs, microwave equipment for ENG, telecine projectors, tripods, to mention only a few of the many types of film and video equipment that will be shown. With more than 200 booths and over 110 exhibitors this will be the largest equipment show where a substantial amount of both film and television equipment will be shown together under one roof. …

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