Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Magazine article American Cinematographer

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Steelberg Joins Society

The Society has welcomed Eric Steelberg, ASC to the ranks of active membership. Steelberg was born in Northridge, Calif., where he fell in love with the movies at a young age thanks to video rentals and cable television. His parents' passion for still photography piqued his curiosity about the photographic process, and he began poring over books about Ansel Adams and issues of National Geographic, Photo and AC

Steelberg began taking film classes in high school, and he began working on shorts and micro-budget productions while attending Santa Monica College. He also attended two Maine Media Workshops. He shot short films and commercials before breaking out with the independent feature Quinceañera, a prizewinner at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Since then, Steelberg has shot three features for director Jason Reitman: Juno, Up in the Air and Young Adult. He has also shot the features (500) Days of Summer, Bandslam and Going the Distance, the pilot for Lone Star, and episodes of the series Eastbound & Down. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Zielinski Elected PSC President

Jerzy Zielinski, ASC PSC has been elected president of the Polish Society of Cinematographers. Born in Poland, he graduated from the National Polish Film School in Lodz. He has continued to shoot Polish productions while also working in Hollywood on such films as Galaxy Quest, Dodgeball and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005).

As president of the PSC, Zielinski says, he will continue to advance its goals, which include maintaining close relationships with Imago and fellow cinematography societies around the globe.

AMPAS, ASC Initiatives Receive Emmys

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) and the ASC Color Decision List (ASC-CDL) were honored with Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards on Oct. 24.

Eight awards were presented at the ceremony, which recognizes individuals, companies or organizations for engineering developments that mark such a significant improvement on existing methods, or are so innovative in nature, that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.

Developed by AMPAS in collaboration with motion-imaging and color-science experts, ACES is a SMPTE standards-based color-management architecture designed for the production, mastering and longterm archiving of motion picture and television (non-live broadcast) production content.

Developed by the ASC Technology Committee, the ASC-CDL enables primary color-correction data to be passed from the set to dailies and editorial post, as well as interchanged between different colorcorrection systems and applications.

Engineering Awards were also presented to Colorfront, for Colorfront OnSet Dailies; FilmLight, for the Truelight OnSet and Baselight Transfer look/color management systems; Dolby Laboratories, for the Dolby PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor; Sony Electronics, for the BVM E250 OLED Reference Monitor; Netflix, for the streaming of movies and television programs; and Toon Boom Animation, for the Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. Additionally, the Eastman Kodak Co. received the Philo T. Famsworth Award for its long history of contributions to the television industry; Dr. Richard Green received the Charles F. …

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