Special Events – 2013 Los Angeles
Events include The VIP Reception, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Film Competition Awards Ceremony and an Exclusive Screening of “After Earth” sponsored by Sony Electronics.
Cine Gear Expo VIP is at The Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds, Friday, May 31st, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cine Gear Expo VIP Reception
At the Paramount Theater and Paseo Grounds
Friday, May 31st, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Indy, Student Shorts, & Feature Film Competition winners will be announced
Screenings Thursday May 30. – Announcements at VIP Party
Finalists for the Film Series and Competition
To be screened on Thursday, May 30th from Noon – 8:30pm
Feature Film Finalists
Screening Room #5 – 12:00noon – 1:19pm
Stress Position – 1st Feature Finalist $ 10.00
Director: A.J. Bond
Director of Photography: Amy Belling
Producers: Amy Belling, Jessica Cheung, A.J. Bond
Screening Room #5 - 1:30pm – 3:07pm
Pray for Japan– 2nd Feature Finalist $10.00
Director: Stu Levy
Director of Photography: Stu Levy
Producers: Stu Levi
Screening Room #5 – 3:20pm – 4:57pm
Hotel Noir– 3rd Feature Finalist $10.00
Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Director of Photography: Cale Finot
Producers: Steve Bing, Sebastian Gutierrez, Zack Schwartz
5 Student Short Finalists $10.00
Screening Room #5 – 5:15pm – 7:10pm
MachsomDirector: Joel Novoa Producer: Bayard Outerbridge Cinematographer: Jonas Sacks School: American Film Institute
USAGI-SANDirector: Patrick Dickinson Producer: Elliot Williams Director of Photography: Paola Suhonen School: American Film Institute – Susan Dreztka
Forever in HiatusDirector: Andy Nguyen Producer: Ko-Rely Pi Director of Photography: Nguyen Trinh Hoan School: Columbia University, New York – Eric Mendelsohn
Director: Sang Kim
Producer: Alvaro Baquero
Cinematographer: DJ McConduit
School: American Film Institute – Susan Dretzka
5 Independent Short Finalists $10.00
Screening Room #5 – 7:25pm – 8:25pm
CARJACKDirector: Jeremiah Jones Producers: Lauder Robinson, Jeremiah Jones, Pete Villani Cinematographer: Pete Villani
Director: Nick Corporon
Producers: Derek Villanueva, Renee S. Baltsen, Nick Corporon
Cinematographer: Collin Brazie
BoleroDirector: Dennis Brucks Producer: Tessa Bell Cinematography: Chase Bowman
Kickstart TheftDirector: Frederic Goodich, ASC Producers: Frederic Goodich, ASC, Bri Xandrick, Band Pro Film & Digital Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC
Old Skool CafeDirector: Patrick Moreau Producer: Joyce Tsang Cinematographers: Patrick Moreau & Joyce Tsang
Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award
The Cine Gear Expo 2013 Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Haskell Wexler, ASC in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to advancing the art and craft of Cinematography.
Haskell Wexler, ASC is a three-time Oscar winner for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Bound For Glory, and for the documentary Interview With My Lai Veterans.
He also has Oscar nominations for Blaze, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Matewan, and in 2001 was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the HBO film 61*. In all, Wexler has over 40 feature credits, and he has also shot a long list of documentaries, plus several IMAX films, and hundreds of commercials. In 1993, Wexler received the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.
Wexler was born and raised in Chicago. He came west to attend the University of California at Berkeley. After a year, he volunteered to become an ordinary seaman in the merchant marine at the start of World War II. He survived several torpedo attacks and one sinking. After the war, his father helped him open a film studio in a suburb of Chicago. It was short-lived experience. Mainly, he shot industrial films for his father’s business acquaintances.
In 1947, Wexler joined the International Cinematographers Guild in Chicago as an assistant cameraman. He did some pickup work with Hollywood crews, but mainly Wexler shot documentaries for Encyclopedia Britannica. Later in the ‘50s, Wexler spent much of his time filming commercials for Kling Studios, which became Fred Niles Studios.
By the late 1950s he was determined to try his hand at narrative filmmaking. His first feature was Stakeout on Dope Street, a co-venture with Roger Corman. In 1959, Wexler attracted attention to his work with the stark, black-and-white film The Savage Eye, a brutally honest and provocative visualization of Los Angeles.
He went on to shoot The Hoodlum Priest, A Face in the Rain and America, America. The latter was his ticket to Hollywood, and Wexler got work as an assistant cameraman on several television series, including Ozzie and Harriet.
His first mainstream feature was The Best Man, followed by The Loved One. That led to Virginia Woolf. Wexler followed up quickly with such films as In the Heat of the Night and The Thomas Crown Affair. In 1968 Wexler wrote, directed, produced, and photographed Medium Cool. His feature credits also include Other People’s Money, The Babe, The Secret of Roan Inish, and Muholland Falls.
Today, Wexler still doesn’t skip a beat, working on narratives and documentaries, including operating the camera when the Society of Camera Operators volunteered to document the journey of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to its final home at the California Science Center.
The Awards ceremony is part of the VIP Party at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood.
Technical Lifetime Achievement Award
The Cine Gear Expo 2013 Technical Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Cooke Optics Limited and Mr. Les Zellan, in recognition of the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and craft of film making.
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Les Zellan is chairman of Cooke Optics Limited, maker of Cooke lenses, the legendary lens brand that captured virtually all films shot in Hollywood during the first half of the 20th century. Zellan is a 1973 graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a master’s degree in Technical Theatre.
After graduation, Zellan sold, designed and installed theatrical stage lighting systems for Berkey Colortran and then became sales director at a film equipment rental company in New York City. That association led him to an emerging product, the Aaton 16mm camera, and Zellan’s company, Zellan Enterprises Ltd., was formed in New York City in 1979 to promote and sell the product for Aaton in the U.S. as exclusive importer and distributor. He added Cooke lenses as well as Canon and OpTex to his distributorship shortly thereafter.
In 1998, Zellan purchased the Cooke lens division from Taylor-Hobson of Leicester, England, naming the new company, Cooke Optics Limited, and moved it to a new, purpose built facility within Leicester, four miles from where Cooke lenses had been made since 1894. A year later, his new design team won 1999 Science and Technical Academy Awards, 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards and a CINEC award (Munich, Germany) for the optical and mechanical design of the company’s new Cooke S4 Prime lenses for 35mm/Super35mm cinematography.
On February 9, 2013, Zellan accepted a Science and Technology Academy Award of Merit (Oscar statue) on behalf of Cooke Optics Limited “for continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of advanced camera lenses that have helped define the look of motion pictures over the last century.”
Mr. Zellan commutes regularly between the Cooke facility in Leicester, England and his home in the United States. He is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers and lectures at colleges on the art of lens manufacture.
The Awards ceremony is part of the VIP Party at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood.
Friday, May 31, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Paramount Theater
Admission Complimentary. Sponsored by Sony
As part of the Cine Gear Expo experience, Sony Electronics is hosting an exclusive 4K screening of the upcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film “After Earth,” from acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan. The movie is the latest release shot with Sony’s flagship F65 digital motion picture camera, and it will be shown at the Paramount Studios Theater in 4K. Sony is also planning a panel discussion with the filmmakers and the production team. Be among the first to see the newest 4K blockbuster and hear first-hand from the professionals who created the movie. The event will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, with the activities beginning promptly at 6:30 pm.
This special event is open to registered Cine Gear Expo attendees and Sony guests.
Director M. Night Shyamalan and Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky on the set of “After Earth,” the latest major motion picture release that was shot with Sony’s F65 4K camera.
Photo credit: Frank Masi, SMPSP
Special Screening: Saturday, June 1 , 5:30PM – 7:30pm at The Paramount Theater
Admission Complimentary. Sponsored by
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