Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Deakins, ASC Associates Visit Createasphere

Createasphere recently hosted Roger Dealcins, ASC BSC in conversation vwtMC associate editor Jon D. Witmer at the Entertainment Technology Exposition in Burbank, Marking the latest in the joint Createasphere-AC series of "Legendary Conversations," the discussion offered a survey of Deakins' storied career, touching on his early work shooting documentaries, his pioneering work with digital intermediates, his recent forays into consulting on animated features, and his use of Arri's Alexa digital camera on the upcoming feature Now.

ASC associate member Michael Bravin also participated in the Expo, presenting the seminar "About Digital Cinema: Our Past, Present and Future."

Meanwhile, Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference opened with a panel moderated by ASC associate member Rob Hummel that focused on how to best manage digital assets as legacy systems become obsolete. The other panelists were Andrea Kalas of Paramount Pictures, Steve Kochak of Deluxe Media Services and Michael Friend of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Stein Teaches for StudentFifmmakers.com

Peter Stein, ASC recently led the workshop "Lighting to Create a Mood" for StudentFilmmakers.com. The lesson began with a discussion of three-point lighting and then moved into an exploration of hard and soft light. Stein demonstrated uses for Fresnel fixtures as well as open-face units, and he showed the attendees how to shape light with barn doors, flags and nets. Other points of discussion included key-to-fill ratios and background lighting techniques.

"With the new technologies at hand, current film students have the chance to be the innovators creating the newest and most daring styles in future filmmaking," said Stein. …

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