Magazine article American Cinematographer

Clubhouse News

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Clubhouse News

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ICSC Issues Mission Statement

Building on the foundation created during this year's International Cinematography Summit Conference at the ASC Clubhouse, the participating societies recently issued a collective statement of purpose:

"Cinematographers must continue the development of our craft as an art form, and at all levels promote the highest standards of visual storytelling within the creative communrty.

"Our vision is to foster and encourage dialogue between all societies, governments, ministers of culture, manufacturers, producers and directors to further nurture and protect the visual integrity of the final product.

"We, as Cinematographers, are the custodians of the image. This is our heritage and our responsibility."

Additionally, a number of ASC members have been busy with activities borne out of the ICSC's collaborative spirit. Robert Primes, ASC presented the results of a Single Chip Camera Evaluation during an Imago event in Oslo, Norway; ASC members Curtís dark and Frederic Goodich and Nigel Walters, BSC traveled to Seoul, South Korea, where Clark screened his short The AmVa/ and lectured on UF ACES, and Goodich led a 3-D workshop for KSC members; and, at press time, Haskell Wexler, ASC was planning a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, at the invitation of Jan Weincke, DFF and the Danish society to participate in a master class for Imago members.

Sony Introduces F65 to Society

Sony recently introduced its F65 CineAlta digital motion-picture camera to ASC memberc with an event at the Clubhouse. Sony reps demonstrated the system's new features and screened footage shot with the camera.

In his opening remarks, Sony's senior vice president, Alec Shapiro, noted that the company would "price the camera to be affordable and accessible for most f ilmmakers." He added that Sony's tech centers in Japan have the capacity to produce 30 million imagers per month, and announced the camera's delivery date as January 2012. Otto Nemenz will be the first rental house to receive the camera.

Satoshi Kanemura, Sony's vice president of Beyond HD Production Solutions, followed Shapiro and ran through some of the camera's technical specs.

During the second half of Sony's presentation, the company screened The Arrivai, an F65 short conceived, directed and shot by Curtís Clark, ASC (see Short Takes, AC Aug. ?1), and other demos showcasing the camera's capabilities in various shooting environments and conditions. …

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